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  1. hi rob ,

    is there nothing stamped on the inside of the metal work underneath the thumbstraps?It normally has 'wheatstone' and the number below it somewhere around the 3 drilled thumbstrap holes.


    When you say 'best'........ Are the 31000 concertinas abit more 'refined' , well balanced and better for chordal music? and do the earlier instruments 22/23000 seem a bit more raw and honky ? (is honky a word?.......... :rolleyes: ) and suited for melody of traditional music?

  2. geoff et al,


    do you sometimes find that you'll make a set of pipes that turn out to be 'magic', and you've done nothing different than the last twenty you made.....


    we certainly used to find this with manufacturing surfboards.......out of the blue something special would appear with no real rhyme or reason.


    I'm sure this is the same with concertinas, the Boyd 'hype as bw77 said is good marketing and nothing more.....a hundred years of rumour and exaggeration( though something must have started the rumour)....yet I'm still sucked in by it and would love to have one!!!!!........


    It would be nice to hear Rob's (conzertino) opinion as he has had a wheatstone boyd for a long time and has owned alot of model 22 concertinas.(But its only 1 boyd so if its good it could be a lucky one)


    we do need to get all the good metal trebles together and play and compare them......

  3. can we have a photo of your lachenal new model aswell please Jay?



    Is the wheatstone just a louder instrument or Are there other differences when playing?



    Did you buy the lachenal boyd from a chap (chilton) in france?




    I love the romanticism of the idea that the Boyds are better instruments but I've only every played one....... and that was a lachenal though it did have a wim wakker rivetted action in it and a great set of new bellows made by him aswell. It played really well but I don't recall it being particularly loud........


    Perhaps a meeting needs to be arranged for metal ended treble concertinas only from the late 19th and early 20 th century....... possibly in devon!!!

  4. My experience with printed labels is that they don,t look very good as the contrast isn't,t good enough.

    This is based on some Wheatstone labels I saw a few years ago....

    I,m sure technology has much improved....

    But is it possible to produce one now that is identical to an original?


    If anyone wants to take on this challenge with their tech skills........I,ll happily donate a tenner to the RNLI if one is produced!!

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