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R Burgess

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  1. There was at least one remove between the guy who stole it (in Norway) and the guy who was selling it (in Sweden). The latter didn't know it was stolen - he bought it (very cheaply!) from a second-hand shop in Denmark.
  2. I bought this beautiful tenor-treble Edeophone last year from Mike Acott and I’m selling it for the same price I paid - £3,500 (including case). It’s in very good nick thanks to Mike’s refurbishment and plays well. I’m selling it because my long-lost 64-key Wheatstone Aeola, stolen five years ago in Oslo, has turned up again - and I couldn’t resist buying it back from the insurance company. I live in Norway, but the Edeophone is now at my brother’s house in England (north of Oxford) and I will be going there in June for a few days (10th-15th). I’m prepared to deliver it myself to a serious buyer who isn’t too far away. Or meet halfway. Or whatever.
  3. Beautiful 56-key, extended treble, serial nr. 56586 (around 1923?), in fine working order. I'm asking £2500 for it. I live in Norway but will be going to England for a few days after Easter and can bring it with me.
  4. Steve, I'm probably a bit thick (in fact, certainly), but I can't find a PM from you. Am I looking in the right place - in the "Messages" folder? Richard
  5. Hello Steve I'm definitely interested in buying this instrument. I've been looking for a high quality wooden-ended Aeola for some time, and if your description is correct, this is what you're selling. I'm based in Norway and - bitter irony - I cancelled a planned trip to England only yesterday due to ill health. I would never dream of buying an expensive concertina untried under normal circumstances - but it's a long time since normal circumstances and I'm not getting any younger... In other words, I'm prepared to take a chance and buy it untried. But first - is it still for sale?
  6. Emmanuel Pariselle, illustrious French melodeon maker and master of the Franglo Concertina and Richard Burgess, rather less illustrious but much better-looking Anglo-Norwegian singer and concertina-player, are coming to England in May 2019 and are interested in gigs. They are performing and holding a workshop at Lewes Folk Club on Saturday 18th May and then the following weekend they are giving courses at Halsway Manor - Emmanuel in melodeon accompaniment and Richard in shanty-singing. During that week they are available for concerts. Burgess & Pariselle perform songs in English, French, Norwegian and even, on a good day, Italian. They are renowned for their humorous stage performances where linguistic and cultural misunderstandings often get out of hand. They can play for all manner of dances - schottish, mazurkas, polkas, valse, bourrée, Breton, rondeaux, congos, morris dances, Norwegian reinlenders, springars, pols…
  7. Thanks for interesting perspectives on openness of fretwork (my aeola is certain open...) and baffles. Maybe I'll try the latter. Although of course there are times when the extra volume is desirable. (I play in a trio with hurdy-gurdy player and an energetic fiddler...Enough said.) I have a lovely amboyna-ended Lachenal with a very mellow tone, but it's a ET not a TT and I rather miss the lower register for song accompaniment. Some people are never satisfied!
  8. Hi! Thanks for posting this. This sounds interesting. I've never actually seen a tortoiseshell-ended TT in real life. Only in dreams... Questions: What number does it have? Is it a good player as well as being beautiful? Any sound files? What sort of price are you looking for? Where in Germany are you? My email is: burgvin@online.no Regards Richard Burgess
  9. I'm looking for a quieter alternative (for song accompaniment) to the tenor-treble Wheatstone Aeola I already have. Something like an wooden-ended Aeola, or maybe an Edeophone, with the range down to a C. Ebony or amboyna, rare or not - my main concern is that it should play well, be fully restored and in concert pitch. (A tenor is also a possibility, although there don't seem to be many about.) I'm based in Norway, but I'm in the UK fairly frequently, so I'm prepared to travel to get the right instrument.
  10. Looks great. What is the range at the bottom end - down to a C?
  11. On Sunday 28th May 2017 my 64-key Wheatstone Aeola, serial number 29688, was stolen in Oslo, Norway as I was packing the van with instruments and equipment after a gig. I don’t think the thief had any idea what he was stealing and it’s difficult to know what he’s going to do with it. But it’s possible that in time it will find its way into the concertina market. It’s a wonderful instrument, recently renovated by the wonderful Dippers. John Dippers’ mark and signature is on the inside of the new black bellows. It's in a wooden case that was specially made for me by equally wonderful Emmanuel Pariselle out of a old wine box. It says "Chateau La Louvière" on the front. Another distinguishing feature: the flat screw securing the wrist strap is missing (because it's in my pocket...) and replaced with a non-original screw. If you come across it, or hear of others who do, please contact me. Email: burgvin@online.no or tel. +47 97790098 Thanks! Richard Burgess
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