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  1. Hi William.  I'm based in Scotland and it looks like you're not in the UK so I wouldn't have any idea where best to source one.  I believe that Concertina Connection have a trade-in program on Jack Concertinas which may suit you if you think you may wish to upgrade.  My own experience of Stagi is not good and I believe that the quality can vary considerably.

  2. Purely to test out whether it suits your singing you could think about getting a Jack Baritone Concertina.  They sometimes come up second hand for around £200 and are around £450 new.   Otherwise you are probably looking at £1,500 plus for a playable Wheatstone.  The Jack might be a sensible option to see if your voice suits it/ can carry over the concertina.  

  3. I have for sale a Lachenal New Model English Concertina that goes down to note C3 on the right and D3 on the left.
    The serial number is 45250.
    It has raised metal ends and there is some damage to the right end under the thumb rest which has an old repair.
    It measures 6.75 inches across and I've included a photograph of my new model 56 button extended treble purely for size comparison purposes. My extended treble is not included in the sale!
    The reeds are all steel and are in a good condition - though they will of course need to be tuned.
    It will require a full restoration including end repair, new valves, pads, thumb straps, bellows rebind, reed tuning etc to make playable.
    Collection from Glasgow or can post at buyer's cost subject to cleared funds.








  4. I've added some pics in my Google drive https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13VDBDQE8V2JFahe1dz0XtITAfQIKPPMU?usp=sharing .  


    I believe that the serial number reads F0675 (?)


    There's no moss in or on it - I suspect it was flash from the seller's camera.  It measures 7.5 inches across - the same as the F Tenor new model I previously owned so this possibly was a new model just with different or replacement ends.


    As first glance appears a basic overhaul of new pads, valves, bellows rebind, a little tuning, and sorting or replacing a few worn buttons.  No structural issues and the steel reeds are in great condition.

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  5. 8 hours ago, Peter Smith said:

    Thanks for your post.

    I’m glad I was wrong and sorry for raising unnecessary concerns.


    It actually took the seller two weeks to send it and only after I had raised a case (and even received a refund) so I was starting to wish I had followed my instinct but I was hoping that it might have been a bass.  As it stands I'm very happy that it's an F tenor as it has a lovely tone.  Watch this space for some pics and (possibly) a wee video link if I feel confident enough.  My concertina playing has been very limited over recent times though this might be the one to get me back into it.

  6. For those that are still following this....I bought the Lachenal.  It is in fact an F Tenor and it's actually in a fairly good playable condition despite the looks.  The inside of the case has a sticker saying 'Doncaster Salvation Army', so 10/10 for that observation.  I'll try and post some pics when I get chance.

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  7. 21 hours ago, la dome said:

    bonsoir Harbob

    je vous ai contacté par mail par votre site et j'ai vu les photos.

    je suis intéréssé par la  Vente du duo à boutons Lachenal Edeophone Maccann 63.  Numéro de série 3684.

    j'habite en france es ce que cela vous conviens ?



    Je crois qu'il a vendu l'article via ebay.

  8. This could be really useful for someone if they need a left ebony end for a 64 button extended treble Aeola and/ or a case which fits it perfectly.  The serial number is 35174 - a Model 18B  sold in 1939.  I have no idea where the rest of it is.  I just have the end - i.e. - the ebony end plus 32 buttons, action box and the leather case.  All buttons work well(!).  The case looks like it was made for it as it is a perfect fit.  (The concertina is 7.5 inches across).  


    I'm tempted to frame the end and put it on my wall but it would be a terrible shame to do so if someone has a desperate need for it - so here's your chance.  If I get a reasonable offer then it's not going to end up on my wall.


    To be honest I've no idea of the value - it's not something you see every day!  







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