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  1. Difficult.........but Will try........ It's in very good condition, metal ends, metal pointy Wheatstone label,ebony frames and as new best black leather 7 fold bellows ....in original box..... I would rather swap it than sell it.....preferably a good wooden ended Victorian treble.......
  2. Lovely loud responsive extended treble 56 key Metal ends New 7 fold soft leather bellows made 18 months ago by mark adey Would like to swap this for something with wooden ends that's on the quieter side Or for sale for 1600 English pounds This is a superb treble , but due to babies and lack of time I don't play it any more
  3. I'd be interested in a quiet Victorian brass or steel Reeded concertina, that won,t wake babies as a trade.........against either of these....
  4. I have 2 wheatstones that aren't being used........ wooden ended 48 key treble aeola ......steel reeds , not much fretwork ,so sounds sweet, restored by dave robertson. metal ended 56 key extended treble .......new 7 fold bellows by mark adey......responsive and potentially loud. both are superb trebles..... ....located in devon ring me on 01271 814609...for more details. all the best simon
  5. due to another impending baby....... 48 key baritone raised metal ends 6 fold bellows concert pitch restored by nigel sture about 5 years ago. the serial number is 22893 which dates it to about 1900, it has a bell shaped fretwork pattern, shallow reed pans and a superb rich, growly sound.Its in very good condition and plays superbly. Its as good a baritone as I've ever played....(jon loomes,from the music room played it recently and loved it) I'm online very infrequently these days(due to a new job and a 2 year old) so it would be best to give me a ring my number is 01271 814609 the concertina is in devon and i'd like 2500 pounds for it. all the best simon
  6. the wakker definitely sounded more 'accordiony'......however your wheatstone treble is as growly as an English concertina is ever going to sound!! I'm sure there is something in how tapered the reeds are....but also the environment the reed is in, i.e the pan layout and depth, type and hardness of wood, type of steel used for reeds etc must all play a role. I'm interested for you to see how a few of your wakker reeds sound in the green mean machine!!! however, shouldn't you be shortening that pipe waiting list now you're back in france ,................not faffing around with concertina reeds!!!.....
  7. Geoff, could you not put one of the wakker reeds and frame into your metal ended wheatstone and see the sound difference, or not as frank did in his experiment?
  8. There is another one in devon.............and they should be having a play together this evening! As an aside this raised metal ended baritone cost about £19 in the early 1900s an aeola baritone cost £20 a 'basic' wooden ended baritone cost £10 and a pair of leather boots cost about 3 shillings.....
  9. it does have a big thick voice, that I won't be baffling!!!!!......don't panic!!!
  10. 'tis done.......just decided to red gloss paint the ebony ends to match.................
  11. there were some bread crumbs in its box and a strong smell of marmalade.......
  12. steve,its a wheatstone, same as a model 22 but a baritone! I love it .......except that its a bit loud!!!
  13. I've attached a photo of a baritone that I own.Its number 22800 ish , raised ends with very fine fretwork , a flat reedpan and slightly smaller in size .......7 inches.Good thick sound and quick as you'd expect.... Has anyone seen one like this before or owned one? It was hanging out in peru before I acquired it !!!!!
  14. my wife is always moaning about my long toe nails but its never affected my concertina skills.............
  15. I've just acquired a 'new' concertina with new red bushings, which I'm not into!! Has anyone successfully changed red bushings to black in situe and if so how's it been done? I was thinking of using black fountain pen ink and a very fine paintbrush but was concerned with the glue (pva?) which is holding the bushings in being compromised...... any help appreciated.... simon
  16. What do you need that for baz ?......Haven't acquired yourself a very nice wheatstone aeola tenor treble have you...
  17. thanks mc I have just tried him but he doesn't have anything......
  18. I'm after an old wheatstone case for a treble .. Condition unimportant...... please pm me. All the best, simon
  19. I think you have to have a go on it....there seems so much variation in various concertinas that its hard to say how it will play. I think as a general rule they're loud and 'squeaky'(my wife's description....), but how well it'll play quietly is any ones guess. Andrew Norman has said to me that model 21s tend to be louder than model 22s....however I sold a model 22 a couple of years ago to Geoff wooff that was exceptionally loud (ear bleeding) I also have a model 22 at the moment that isn't anywhere near as loud as Geoff's but it plays exceptionally well quietly. 5 fold bellows might be an issue , but it might not!!! it depends how little air the reeds use / whether there's any leaks etc. Good luck ...I hope its a cracker!!
  20. the serial number is 25185 (1911) here are a few more photos......
  21. 48 key '81' fret ebony ended aeola treble for sale a delightful and powerful treble English concertina from wheatstone's golden period this aeola plays very quickly and consistently through its range with a dry and interesting tone.The concertina was rebushed , valved and touch tuned a couple years by nigel sture.It has immaculate 6 fold bellows which are crabb replacements in 1984. A stonking all round treble for someone......... Asking price is £2750 o.n.o and the concertina is in the westcountry(England!)
  22. the reeds are unimportant........I just think brass will be cheaper and his pocket money is limited!!! I've pmed you re the baritone.......
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