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  1. conzertino

    WTB - F Tenor English Concertina

    I love F-Tenors. Over the years I had two original Lachenal new-models in that range. They have the same range as a normal tenor, but will play one fifth down, if fingered like a treble, but one row down. But as I collect Aeolas, I wanted some in that range. In fact it is quite easy to change from tenor to F-tenor. First of all ( and easy to try ) exchange all B und Bflat reeds ( they have the same size ). If you are happy enough with that layout, you will have to tune down or exchange all Eflat reeds to C#. Ready! I changed a couple of my Aeolas to the F-range - including a baritone-treble, which now plays a fifth below tenor-treble, if fingered like a tenor-treble...
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    Ebony ended treble Aeola wanted

    I'm looking for a good Ebony ended treble Aeola for a good friend... Please PM!
  3. I own a Lachenal tutor-model, which is in decent condition, but has terrible brass-reeds... As I would like to help a beginner to a playable box, I'm looking for a similar instrument with decent steel-reeds, but bellows and ends beyond repair. Even a couple of missing reeds wouldn't be a big problem, as a have a box of odd reeds. Please PM...
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    The Button Box has a 55B Wheatstone Hayden for sale

    The instrument was offered here about a year ago - I almost bought it...
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    Wooden Ended Tenor Treble Wtb

    I offered Wolf to choose one out of two - I'm keeping the other one! About the 64-key EE TT: It took me 10 minutes today to get the stuck reeds going. I played her for a wile to find that she is quite a nice box! You won't find another EE TT that has been restored for 1000 Pound ( receipt included ) for 2750 Pound ( or 3.100€ )!!
  6. This year everything will be different - and stay the same: my Seminarhof Drawehn has been sold in the middle of 2018. Nevertheless the meeting will take place there as usual. Besides Rob Harbron, who plays and teaches English-system Concertina, several of our regular teachers will attend once more! However, because of too much competition for Irish workshops we will not have an Irish-anglo teacher. As usual there will be the final concert at the local Folk-club on Sunday night – so it definitely will be worthwhile, to stay the extra night… You will find all details on www.concertinas.de ! Please tell your friends and link our page! Book in time, as it could get crowded… See you then!?! Keep squeeezing… Robert The happy crowd of 2018:
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    Wanted! Wheatstone metal badge

    It just cane to me that it makes much more sense to have a badge with my own name, since it is a door-bell;-) And C. Wheatstone doesn't live here anymore...
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    Wanted! Wheatstone metal badge

    I'm planning to make one of my dreams come true: a small concertina-end with a single button to operate my doorbell. The Crabb shop in Islington had one, which I pressed very impressed many years ago! For me it would have to be eight-sided, though - and ideally have an original metal Wheatstone ( pointy ) badge. So does anyone have a spare Wheatstone-badge ( for sale )??
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    Suttner A4 38-key C/G Jeffries

    The instrument has found a new owner...
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    Suttner A4 38-key C/G Jeffries

    As requested here the layout:
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    Suttner A4 38-key C/G Jeffries

    Suttner A4 38-key C/G anglo vor sale. Jeffries layout and papers, gold-tooled 7-fold bellows. Two years old, as good as new, with sturdy original box... Pm for questions and details.
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    Decent case required for Baritone Treble Aeola

    Steve Dickinson just built a top-quality leather-case for my bass-Aeola! If you want the best;-)
  13. Still for sale! All details here! Price down from 5.300 Pound ( 5.900€ ) to 4.500 Pound ( 5.000€ ). I just had opened her up today: she just looks like new inside!
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    Wooden Ended Tenor Treble Wtb

    I'll hopefully get an EE double-action C-bass Aeola back from restoration soon. So one other box has to go: I have a 64 key EE TT Aeola with a bit of a story: a few years ago I bought an amazing Amboyna-ended 64-key TT Aeola with original gold-tooled bellows of ebay ( it come from Brazil via Portogal ). The ends were rough and some reeds rusty. At the time I had another EE TT Aeola ( it came from a Belgian clown ), which needed work, but had good reeds. So we swapped the whole reedpans between the instruments. David Robertson did a great job on the ends - now the Amboyna TT looks and plays as good as new. Some time later David did up the EE TT Aeola as well. It was a lot of work and he had to replace a couple of reeds out of my spare-reeds-box ( probably not Aeola!? ). Again the instrument now looks as good as new, the bellows are amazing. But by now ( I haven't played her at all ) some of the ultra high reeds stopped sounding... I hate to tackle those high reeds - and David is busy for months... So I would let her go for 3.000 Pound as is: A perfectly restored 64-key ebony-ended Tenor-treble Aeola with some replacement-reeds and a couple of ultra-high reeds not working - in original box. Please contact me for more information, if interested...
  15. Dear Mike,

    I already own three different tort-Aeolas ( treble, TT, BT ) - but I'm always looking for better ones.

    I would be curious to get more details ( pics, number, price, tuning, condition, box )...

    You get me directly at robert@concertinas.de

    All the best



    PS: Chris has a tort TT for sale for quite a while now...