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David Levine

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  1. I would buy a house on a handshake from Bruce McCaskey. Just saying....
  2. I owned the top grade for a while. I did not think it was better than a Dipper, Carroll, Suttner, or a good Jeffries.
  4. Concertina Case. Made by Pelican™ Storm. Waterproof, shockproof, fully lined and fitted. No case is more protective. Like new. Made by Pelican, model 1300 Protector Case, as shown at https://www.pelican.com/us/en/product/cases/protector/1300 Listed at https://www.donedeal.ie/brassandwind-for-sale/concertina-case-pelican-storm-indestrucible/32363050 Internal measurements: 9.5 inches wide, 7.5 inches front to back, 5.25” deep. Holds my old Jeffries perfectly. I have extra padding if necessary. You can sit on this, stand on it, use it for a jack-stand for your car, take it into the shower with you. Neither the contents nor the container will be harmed. It will survive an airplane crash and if lost at sea it will float in the ocean forever. It is in Ireland now. Thanks.... best wishes....
  5. Thanks everybody-- the concertina has been sold, in Ireland .....
  6. Sorry for the delayed response. Yes-- the reeds are Typo A Mano reeds. There are two main types of reeds used these days. Tipo a Mano (TAM), literally hand-made type. These are made by Voci Armoniche (VA) formerly Antonelli/Salpa and are used by Castagnari. Binci Professional are also TAM as are the Cagnoni top grade reeds. TAM reeds are also used in Louisiana made Cajun accordions. The sound of the Claro is on par with the best hybrid concertinas. The volume is very good. It is very responsive and the sound is clear and crisp. The buttons are metal and work well. It is everything you'd want in a concertina. I can play it for someone via Facetime, Whatsapp, or Facebook Messenger. Best wishes, David
  7. I am selling a one-year old Jose Claro C/G Anglo hybrid concertina. Jeffries layout. 31 metal buttons. It is as-new and is in perfect condition. Excellent tuning and a lovely solid tone. It is extremely responsive and can be played quietly or with great volume. Bushed metal buttons work smoothly and quietly, with a much better “feel” than the plastic buttons used on some other concertinas. This concertina has been kept in its case in a pet-free, warm, dry room, and has never been played in a smoky environment. Jose Claro is a respected maker living in Tralee, Co Kerry. He has been making concertinas for nearly 20 years. He makes them one at a time, all by hand, and the craftsmanship is excellent. He is well-known in Ireland but not yet well-known the world over due to his limited production and wait-time. I received this concertina from a good friend and I am passing it on. I'll be happy to send more pictures. I can send it anywhere in Ireland for €15 -- €40 to the USA, €60 to Australia -- and I offer a money-back guarantee if it does not suit. The concertina is much better than you would think based on its very reasonable price. It is great value in a top-quality instrument.
  8. Sorry everybody. Concertina is long gone. Thanks for the interest.
  9. So... somewhere between a possible great bargain and a possible huge disappointment ....
  10. But suppose that you do have something in which someone else is specifically interested. Would it be wrong to send a private message to a potential buyer? For one reason or another, a seller might not want to make the item available on a public forum.
  11. Hi-- I am sure there a lot of interest in a good Dipper concertina. I sent you a private message.
  12. I do have an old leather case that has been completely refurbished and is in beautiful condition. It has been re-stitched where necessary, oiled and polished. The only problem is that it is in Ireland and I will not be in Ireland until June. Let me know if you are interested In waiting that long. Thanks.
  13. Hi Geoff-- it this the one? On UK eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373827356751?hash=item5709d8c84f:g:meoAAOSwUCFhuQO~
  14. Sounds like a lot of money for a "soft-sounding" G/D. That would land in the USA for about $6,000 plus taxes on this end.
  15. Sorry for the confusion regarding my posts. I originally thought to sell just the case, separately. But I am offering the concertina with the case -- or with a different case, as noted. Thanks and my apologies.
  16. At this point I would just let it run the auction. It's hard to estimate its value. It isn't one of the most valuable of the Jeffries concertinas. It only has twenty buttons (rather than 30 or 32) and there's no telling what work it might need. Good luck with it.
  17. You can't expect to sell it with just that minimal information. What condition is it in, what musical key, how many buttons? Don't worry about cleaning it. Take a picture of the concertina and put it on your home screen. Then you can click and drag the picture file -- or choose to attach it -- to a new post here from the option below, where it says "Drag files here to attach...."
  18. Purchased new and stored since. Only played for a few minutes to test. Comes with assorted new Button Box swag. Jeffries button layout. In perfect tune. Cherry finish. It is exactly identical to the concertinas pictured here: https://www.buttonbox.com/morse-ceili.html $2,300 includes shipping in the USA. Guaranteed or your money back - including shipping fees. Comes in a brand-new case. This is about a 20% discount from retail price. I can arrange delivery outside the USA. Buyer to pay $100 shipping.
  19. Not to be confused with The Phantom Button, who is a well-respected Anglo concertina player.
  20. That's not a bad price for an original Wheatstone Lachenal, especially considering that it's red and suitable for mountain trails. 'Colour: RED Bike Type: MTB"
  21. Thanks to everybody. But there is a hold on the instrument. I will repost if the sale doesn't go through as planned.
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