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Keith Kendrick

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  1. Can anyone on this forum please put me in touch with Dean Onyon? Many thanks in ants - Keith Kendrick

  2. This is a magnificent, as new and eminently playable professional free reed instrument, personally commissioned (by the seller) less than 1 year ago for a specific project and is 8 months old from delivery. This, along with a similar 6 year old G/D (separately listed) represents the very best that this maker is capable of and in all the years he has been producing, I have never had a bad one in my hands. For this kind of quality you can’t pay less – new or used – it is a beautiful sounding and looking box and plays extremely well. It has metal ends, metal buttons and 7 fold black leather bellows with Jeffries style papers and Jeffries style embossing where the bellows fit to the ends and comes with a high quality fitted hard case. I am selling because a) the project is now complete and I don’t need two Bb/F anglos. If it were the only one I had – I would most definitely be keeping it and using it. The same applies principally to the G/D. Both instruments purchased as a pair will come to only £4000.00 instead of £2500.00 each, sold separately. It will be hard to say goodbye to them both. Please come and trial it by arrangement. I will do my best to answer any genuine questions. Buyer must collect if in the UK or will ship abroad subject to shipping costs added.
  3. This is a magnificent, as new and eminently playable professional free reed instrument, personally commissioned (by the seller) 7 years ago and 6 years old from delivery. This, along with a similar 8 month old Bb/F (separately listed) represents the very best that this maker is capable of and in all the years he has been producing, I have never had a bad one in my hands. For this kind of highest quality you can’t pay less – new or used – it is a beautiful sounding and looking box and plays extremely well, responding equally to dance music and song accompaniment. It has gold plate metal ends, gold metal buttons and black 7 fold leather bellows with gold Jeffries style papers and comes with a high quality fitted hard case. I am selling to provide the funds for an unrelated need, otherwise, I would most definitely be keeping it. The same applies to the Bb/F. Both instruments purchased as a pair will come to only £4000.00 instead of £2500.00 each, sold separately. It will be hard to say goodbye. Please come and trial it or both by arrangement. I will do my best to answer any genuine questions. Buyer must collect if in the UK or will ship abroad subject to shipping costs added.
  4. It would have been, but the auction has been pulled. Hmmm... I wonder if someone pressed the 'Buy it now' button ? Would it show up then on the completed listings as being sold ... or was it a scam... or did the vendor get cold feet about selling ? All wrong. I'll tell you later; I don't want to tempt fate. Ok Here's the story. I used to own this instrument. A few years ago Mike Acott got in an edeophone that was a bit unusual that he thought would do for me and eventually I did a straight swap, his edeo for this aeola. I have never settled to the edeo so when this aeola came up on ebay I not only recognised it but knew it was Sylvia Needham who was selling it. (Mike had told me who'd taken it on and Sylvia and I met at Brightlingsea earlier in the year anyway) 'Nothing ventured, nothing gain' I thought and emailed her telling her the story and asked that we reverse the deal; I suggested a smaller edeo with the same range might suit her well and I think the Lach' sound is good for trad stuff too (and not so nice for classical at that). Sylvia had known of the instrument as it was sitting at Mike's with my name on it and fancied the idea, and I think I scored a slight sympathy vote too (not sure I deserve it, but there...) I said I'd send the edeo to Mike for her approval, no obligation. Sylvia, in turn, was interested enough to pull the auction. (If she hadn't had it I thought that, as I wasn't using it properly, I might as well trade another instrument that suited me better and that meant getting it to England anyway.) The 68 is particularly sensitive and I would pick it up if I really wanted to milk the emotions. If it was a 72 it would be perfect but it's tone and touch leave my usual instrument standing. I won't get an edeo again I think. Anyway, hence the secrecy. I COULD have given a glowing testimonial for the instrument but I was negotiating to re-acquire it so I kept stum! And the gracious Sylvia has agreed to the deal and left with the edeo, depositing my 68 with Mike A for me to collect next year. Hoorah! Ain't that the truth...Amen....:-)Hi Dave, as it happens, Sylvia loves the Edeophone and is getting on like a house on fire with it. See you at Brightlingsea next year? Cheers Keith
  5. Can anyone enlighten me as to who is making the best concertina cases in leather or otherwise at the moment please. Is there anything as good as what John Holman used to do? I heard that he is no longer in the trade - is this true? Cheers Keith
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