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  1. hi could any one please tell me the main differences between the majority of edeophones from the '20s...serial numbers in the 50,000s ,compared with earlier edeophones from say the late 1890s!! :) In terms of loudness, tone action and build quality.

    having read previous threads buying an edeophone seems to be a bit of a minefield.Is the variation in quality mainly within the later ones or is with all edeophones?

    finally given a choice which would you buy? ...("buy an aeola instead "is not an acceptable answer!)

    thanks very much..

  2. hi chris,

    I won't put this on ebay......not out of principle but beacause I'm technically inept :unsure:

     

    Its such a beautiful ,sweet sounding wheatstone ,and with the fact that D'alquen bought it ( for nearly 8 quid in 1860 ) surely someone with a historic interest in concertinas will want it?

    can anyone recommend anyone whose boat this might float.. :)

  3. thanks very much randy.

    if this is the mr.green who was an exceptional reed maker it would indeed make sense and if he was still at lachenal in the 20s? he would have been in his 70s and probably very , very good at what he was doing?

    how do we recognise his reeds though? I've read else where on this forum that top end lachenal concertinas vary massively in their reed quality.I'd like to know if my reeds in my lachenal were made by him!!!!????is this an impossible question??!!!!! :blink: :blink:

  4. have read somewhere on this forum about a Mr. Green , who made exceptionally good reeds.

    Can anyone help by being specific about the time period he was at lachenal , what concertinas he would have done the reeds for (would it have just been edeophones? or could it have been any concertina) and how do you recognise the sound of a Mr.Green reed? :blink: Are they super loud , are they super reponsive etc

    Any help or thoughts greatly received!! thank you

  5. I have a 48 keyed wheatstone english treble concertina for sale.

    It has highly polished rose wood ends

    metal keys

    dark green leather bellows

    brass reeds, and is in excellent condition with hexagonal rosewood case (very good condition)

    It was fully restored, new pads, valves, bushings etc and tuned to modern concert pitch by Nigel Sture less than 3 months ago.

     

    The serial number is 8894.The Horniman ledgers show that it was purchased on august 18th 1856 by Captain Otway.

    Looking at a royal navy role call in 1856 shows that there was only one Captain George Otway at the time ,who went to to reach the rank of Rear Admiral.He was the son of Admiral Sir Robert Waller Otway who fought with Nelson during several campaigns!!!

    The concertina plays very well , has a very good action and has a nice volume for a brass reeded instrument.Its in excellent cosmetic condition and the probable history of it is great! I wish it could talk!!

    I'm asking 795 pounds or near offer for it, am based down in devon and am best contacted either through the forum or on 01271 814609.

    kind regards simon

  6. thank you for the replies...you have added to my fears!!!!! that in the throes of slightly guinness related intoxication when playing down the pub i will get over excited and damage the instrument with some over zealous gusto!!! however as I play most of the time sat at home in front of the fire the fact that it should play very smoothly and with a beautiful tone is very appealing.....however still worried about hurting it?! when at the pub............

  7. hi all,

    I would be very grateful of some help and advice.......I would like to buy a wheatstone good period aeola , however they are expensive......2000 pounds at least. however I have been offered a brass reeded aeola for considerably less.....

    Basically i would like to know what are the downsides of a brass reeded treble aeola ....will it be quiet , will it be detrimental to the reeds if I push it, will they go out of tune easily if played loudly etc etc.....

    And ultimately will sometime down the road will i regret buying it and have wished I'd saved up some more money and bought a steel reeded aeola?

    All help/ advice gratefully received....I'm starting to lose sleep over this decision!!!!!! :unsure:

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