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  1. 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.....
  2. it does have a big thick voice, that I won't be baffling!!!!!......don't panic!!!
  3. 'tis done.......just decided to red gloss paint the ebony ends to match.................
  4. there were some bread crumbs in its box and a strong smell of marmalade.......
  5. steve,its a wheatstone, same as a model 22 but a baritone! I love it .......except that its a bit loud!!!
  6. 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 !!!!!
  7. my wife is always moaning about my long toe nails but its never affected my concertina skills.............
  8. 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
  9. What do you need that for baz ?......Haven't acquired yourself a very nice wheatstone aeola tenor treble have you...
  10. thanks mc I have just tried him but he doesn't have anything......
  11. I'm after an old wheatstone case for a treble .. Condition unimportant...... please pm me. All the best, simon
  12. 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!!
  13. the serial number is 25185 (1911) here are a few more photos......
  14. 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!)
  15. the reeds are unimportant........I just think brass will be cheaper and his pocket money is limited!!! I've pmed you re the baritone.......
  16. hi Geoff, anything lying around le workshop?!!!
  17. hi all, I'm after a brass reeded English concertina, condition unimportant for my 7 month to play with/ eat/ become the next regondi........ It can have leaky valves , wheezey bellows and battered woodwork, I'm sure he won't mind but I guess I'd like it in tune with itself? He's been paying particular attention to me playing carols over the last few weeks and my wife has suggested he should have one!!! all the best, simon
  18. I have 2 superb treble wheatstone English concertinas for sale. The first is a 48 key aeola treble. ebony ends (with fretwork between the buttons) concert pitch new bushings ( 2 years ago !) immaculate 6 fold crab bellows (1980s) original box with some nice history circa 1912. this is easy to play and has a beautiful dry consistent sound through the instrument......great balanced chords so I've always used it for Christmas carols!!! the second is a metal ended extended treble model 22. raised metal ends concert pitch new bushings original 5 fold bellows original box 1920s this plays quickly and is more dynamic than the aeola, but holds less air, so this gets used for the speedy irish stuff........Personally I prefer this to the metal ender I sold to Mr. wooff a couple of years ago....although its not as loud as his mean green machine, I feel this is a better allrounder ..... both concertinas are located in devon, England the aeola is priced at 2650 and the model 22 at 2000.......English pounds. my phone number is 01271 814609 best wishes , simon
  19. thanks for that daniel......looks nice , but I think I want ebony ends!
  20. hi greg, what is the state of the aluminium reed shoes.....don't they have a tendency to oxidise and then crumble? Are either of them for sale? could you perhaps pm me on their general condition?etc thanks every one for their thoughts and help , best wishes, simon
  21. my urge for an edeophone won't be surpressed........ but i feel I'd like an earlier one with a rivetted action due to the "newer" ones being so variable in quality.Does anyone have much experience of the earlier models(around 40,000) and the lachenal rivetted action? thanks , simon
  22. geoff, I'm very sorry to hear about your stroke...but its fantastic that things are improving for you .Have a great christmas...will you be in france for it? all the best, simon
  23. thanks for the advice richard, dirge, and theo!
  24. I'm selling a concertina to someone in the states....Can anyone please help me and tell me firstly the best way for them to pay me, and secondly who are the best/easiest/least expensive company to post it with? thanks, simon
  25. well, as roughing up the gasket chamois made such a difference I thought i'd have a go at the chamois between the reeds. there are no 'marks' on the bottom of the action board from the chamber walls so i thought over the top leakage might have been an issue so I have raised the reed pan by putting one layer of bushing felt on the top of the 6 corner supports under the reed frame at each end. Its made a fantastic difference..thanks geoff! shame i spent so long in the dark looking for holes in the bellows! obviously( in hind sight!!) the bellows compression was good when not playing so I should have therefore discounted pads and bellows? now I've just got to replace the valves and I have a very nice concertina ;and I've learnt some more concertina stuff
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