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  1. Yes. I have had quite a few of those, and even though they don't always say it, they always have had steel reeds, I have never seen a rosewood ended one with brass reeds. BTW, they will both come in older wooden, beat up, Lachenal cases!
  2. Also, the five fold instrument says "Burton Manufacturing 144 Westminster Bridge London" on the makers label! The eight fold bellows instrument has no labels. Here are pictures of the eight fold instrument(I did not have a problem this time!)
  3. Here are two more pictures of the Five fold Bellows Instrument.
  4. I have for sale two 20 button Rosewood Lachenal's for sale. Both are in excellent condition, having been refurbished in the past year by North America's Foremost concertina repairman. They both have all new pads, valves, handstraps, and have been tuned to modern concert pitch. They have very, very little playing time on them. One of them has a green five fold bellows, and the other has a black, EIGHT Fold Bellows! The five fold bellows instrument is very fast playing, the eight fold instruments is not quite as fast, but is no slouch, either. That one would be good for someone who wants to sing with it. Serial numbers are: five fold-37081; Eight fold-72369(I'll leave it to the experts to decide the year of manufacture) I've only attached one picture, as that is all that this forum would allow me due to size of the file. I will try to get some more up with replies to the thread, unless someone could explain to me how I can do this! Thanks, Don Smith PS-the usual donation to the site will be made should either, or both, of these instruments are sold here. PSS!- I forgot to mention the prices. For the five fold bellows instrument, $700.00; For the Eight fold bellows instrument, $800.00. $25.00 Shipping in the USA. Insured.
  5. Hello, Greg Jowaisas, a frequent contributor here, makes excellent Concertina Cases. I have a three instrument case from him. Sorry there are no pictures, but I am at work(on break!), and the case is at home! If you need/want to see it, let me know, and I will post some this evening when I get home from work. Good luck, and take care, Don
  6. Hello David, I've just sent a PM. And, should any of these be sold on this site, the usual donation will be made Don
  7. Thank you Dave! Hope all is well in the U.P., Take care, Don
  8. Hello Stuart, Welcome to C-Net! I just received back from North Americas foremost concertina repairman three 20 button Rosewood Ended Lachenal Concertinas, all in C/G that have been totally restored, new valves, pads, hand straps, tightened up, action set, and tuned to concert pitch. I have one with a five fold bellows, one with a six fold bellows, and one with and eight fold bellows. They are all identical to this instrument: https://concertina.co.uk/stock-selection/anglo-concertinas/lachenal-20-key-with-steel-reeds/ Let me know if you are interested. I was going to post them sometime this week, but, here we are! Again, welcome, there are a lot of good people on here, and very much in the way of useful information. Take care, Don Smith
  9. Greg Jowaisas makes Great cases specifically for that type of concertina, blocks and all. He is a member here, send him a note! Take care, and good luck, Don
  10. Hello TrackieC, A CNET member, Joe Fallon, (Fallonje) has an Edgley G/D for sale, however, he is in Virginia in the U.S.A. But he's got one! The posting is currently on page two of the for sale forums. Good Luck, Don
  11. Well, I am waiting for a phone call from our favorite guitar repair man in Park Slope, and when I get that call, I'll let you know!
  12. Jody, you're too funny! Hope to see you in the city one of these day! Take care, Don
  13. I don't know, good question? Anyone else???? Donald Smith
  14. Hi, I don't want to start trouble here, so I felt it best I removed my comment. Sorry! Don
  15. Hello All, I have a question? Why is this topic in buy and sell? Great to see you around Geoff, you are great!! Take care, Don
  16. Your welcome, Lyle! Well I have to say, an Edgley Heritage model is a VERY good choice! Frank Edgley is an exceptional craftsman, and a nice guy! He used to be my repair guy of choice until he started building concertinas full time! I was lost for a while when that happened, then in 2006 I was referred to Greg J. by someone on this site, and he has gotten all my work since then! Good luck with your new Heritage, I am sure the wait will be worth it! Take care, Don
  17. Hello Lyle, Welcome to C.Net! I would just like to point out, that if you were to buy a vintage concertina, Greg Jowaisas, in Covington Kentucky, Is NORTH AMERICAS foremost Concertina repair man, bar none! He has done repairs on every type of vintage concertina, Jones, Lachenal, Wheatstone, Jeffries, Crabb,etc..., from re-tuning to full restoration, including bellows building, from scratch. He can even do the gold embossing(if you were to have a fancy one that had that!). And, he is honest, as well as reasonably priced. He is a member of this site, under his actual name. You cannot/will not, go wrong. Good luck in your search, and take care, Don Smith
  18. Hello All, as for the frozen end bolts, that is not much of a big deal if you know how to deal with it. One of my first postings on this site dealt with asking for help with that, (maybe 2003-2004? Long time ago!), and I think it was old Nickkilby (I think!) who came to my rescue. He recommended the use of a soldering iron on the screw/end bolt head to heat it up(watch it closely!), and, just like heating up any frozen bolt or pipe with a torch, the expansion and contraction of the heating and then cooling will free it up. I've had to do it several times over the years to various instruments I have picked up, and it works, just watch that you don't burn the wood! And Rod, if you don't yet have a copy of David Elliot's book on Concertina repair, by all means get one, it is a great resource. Good luck in your search, half of the fun is in the thrill of the chase! Take care, Don
  19. You're welcome David! You are a great singer and performer, and though I've never seen you personally, I'm a big fan because of the You Tube performance I mentioned from the 2010 PMF. Great Work! Good luck selling that concertina, someone on here will buy it, (not me, I'm an Anglo guy, and a 20 button Anglo guy at that!) , but someone will, I'm sure! Take care, and keep up the good work! Don
  20. Welcome to Concertina.Net David! Beautiful concertina you have. I think the real question is, are you THE David Coffin of "Roll the Old Chariot Along" (Drop of Nelson's Blood) Fame, of the Portsmouth Maritime Festival? And again, Welcome! Don Smith
  21. Apologizing for my being redundant, and for not noticing posts by Greg J himself, and others such as Devils Dream offering similar advice, but prior to mine! Sorry, I'll have to read every post more carefully next time I think of offering advice!
  22. Hello Reenact, You have a lot of choices right here in North America. That 21 button Marcus (you've probably already figured this out) is going to translate to around $1900.00. Just for the instrument. In N.America you have Greg Jowaisas(he'll have a lot to choose from in various price ranges), The Button Box in Massachusetts, and Frank Edgley in Ontario(his new instruments may be out of your price range, but he doesn't have any prices posted today, so it is hard to say!). Used ones turn up here and there, ebay, this site, look around....there are three Stagi W15-LNs at the Button Box for $750.00, they would be quite a step up from what you are currently playing, and should be about the same size as a Lachenal Anglo. But check with Greg Jowaisas, he is on this site, or, if you want, send me a PM and I will give you his phone number. He is just across the Ohio river from Cincinnati. Good luck in your search! Don Smith
  23. Greg Jowaisas is one of the most honest, decent, and generous people I have ever met, and he is generous with anything he is able to be generous with, almost to a fault. He take concertina restoration/repair very seriously, is not afraid to tackle any job, and is hardworking and meticulous in all he does. He has repaired over a dozen instruments for me over the last 12 years or so, and sold me at least three, plus a lot of parts! And besides being a great concertina player(both Anglo and English systems), he is also a great songwriter, banjo, and guitar player! And, if you wanna talk baseball......you get the picture, he's a great and talented guy, you can't go wrong when dealing with him! Don Smith
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