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  1. Does anyone have an unloved treble English languishing on a workshop shelf  looking for a home.Must have potential and be in concert pitch !

    Anything else I'll have a go at repairing.

    All the best




  2. Thanks Jim!....here's an instrument layout for you to get your head around.....

    The reason I asked is because I have  a baritone edeophone pitched in b flat, an old salvation army concertina.

    So every note is a tone lower than a normal baritone.Which means that you can play it exactly as a normal baritone , but it sounds a tone lower.Or if you play it 2 rows forward, it plays as a normal (baritone )treble with the low notes lying below as you would expect for a BT, ..... except however that the b flats and e flats are in the middle rows........

       I think that makes sense!!!


    I can see no mention of baritone trebles in the lachenal pricelists of the 20s and 30s.


    I remember someone counting the number of aeola BTs in the Wheatstone ledgers a few years ago and there being a total of just over 100 ish model 14, 15 and 16s in total.....


  3. Edeophones with serial numbers around the early 40000s are most likely to have rivetted actions.The later edeophones in the 50000s virtually all tend to have the normal lachenal hook action.

       I have a new model lachenal treble...which is essentially a 6 sided edeophone.........it has the hook action.I have owned numerous wheatstone treble aeolas and model 22s which have been very very good.But I've always found the new model a little bit better.Like Greg says ....horses for courses......and essential to try something before you buy it.All these instruments have had different lives over the last 100 years, but some I feel must have started life better.

       Good look with the edeophone hunt.... it'll be a tricky expedition!!

  4. I have a lachenal new model for sale.It is in great condition,has original 5 fold bellows, solid rosewood ends and was restored by Andy Norman about 10 years ago.

    It is exceptionally airtight, responsive and alive with a great tone and big volume.

    I am only selling it to fund a tenor treble.

    I would like £1900 o.v.n.o . and am down in Devon.



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