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  1. Interesting what concertina app is this? Thank youInteresting what concertina app is this? Thank you
  2. Thank you Dave I value your expert opinion and certainly thought along those lines.Thank you Dave I value your expert opinion and certainly thought along those lines
  3. Anyone know where is someone may be able to purchase a set of Wheatstone bone buttons obviously they would be used. Thank you Stephentx
  4. Much you are the second person that prefers the four likes theDelin.
  5. Thank you very much You are the Second person that has preferred the Delrin.
  6. Hello everyone I have a concertina I like very much however there it raised metal buttons that are hard on the fingers at least mine. Concertina is on the way to Greg J and I am wanting to change the buttons. I’m asking all your expert opinions. Does one type over the other allow for quick movement/playing. .So my question is this what type of concertina button do you all prefer? I also have an 1865 Horriman tutor with concave bone buttons that I love. The picture of the Wheatstone that I am considering having the buttons change is attached. I look forward to hearing from you all Thank you Stephen
  7. Congratulations keep us posted!
  8. Hi I was looking at this Aeola several weeks ago and came across an identical but conflicting address post on the Internet. I wrote the eBay poster who told me he didn’t know how that happened? There was also a conflict and the serial number. I am attaching screenshots of the communication. I asked him if he was familiar with CNET And he said very familiar and sent me the link you will see and one other replies he sent me which links back to CNET. Very suspicious to me. But since he says he is a user of the site perhaps you can contact him via the site anyway I thought I’d give you the heads up of my experience. It could all be in the up and up but I certainly would proceed with caution. Stephen Tx ps you also might want to check on barleycorn as they have similar instruments completely refurbished.IMHO Ps I have posted the link that takes you His post which claims he is a very active member and shows his name Members name according to the post ishttps://www.concertina.net/dipper_cots_rev_bd.html
  9. Thank you very much very interesting much appreciated happy new yearThank you very much very interesting much appreciated happy new year
  10. I enjoy and find it very educational and interesting to View online sites from reliable dealers selling concertinas. I am familiar with Barleycorn and Button Box but someone also posted today this site that I wasn’t aware of http://www.acnorman.co.uk/ so I thought I’d write this post to see what other sites are out there from this knowledgeable group. Happy New Year to all. Stephentx
  11. Happy New Year! My curiosity whay do you want a brass reed instrument?
  12. So I take it you don’t think the button box prices are decently priced?
  13. David i’ve been meaning to ask you do you have a Albion? By the way I’ve taken your advice and have studied music theory a lot of it is coming into focus appreciate the push. Merry Christmas Stephentx
  14. English Concertina post on eBay never heard of it. English Concertina has anyone ever heard of this brand model In Connecticut
  15. I don’t mean to answer for Greg but I think he took a sabbatical until the beginning of the year is what he communicated to me earlier in the year
  16. Are the model numbers English concertinas? I jus have never heard of a model 6 or Model 22 24 what are they . When I look up English Constantine Lewis model six I don’t find anything
  17. Greetings from Texas. I have a question(s). I have 5 concertinas a vintage tutor Horiman,bone buttons, a 1852 Wheatstone Serial 4950,steel buttons, Aeola Extended 40-50'unable to locate Serial (really did not need this but got it from a woman here on CNET for $500 in good condition, A vintage Wheatstone Baritone Serial 5180 and a Wheatstone 35518, I bought all of these (except the Aeola) before I knew much and did not play very well. I am now progressing. While I Love the sound and responsiveness of the #4950, I find the metal buttons more difficult and hard on my fingers.. My goal is to get down to two a treble and keep the baritone. I love playing the 35518, and the horiman tutor and the baritone as they have bone or plastic buttons, the 35518 has 6 bellows is also light and easier on my old thumbs.itseems to be a 1 E. So what I’m looking for is some thing with bone type buttons not metal rounded six or seven Bellows a Great sound and chords and very responsive Wheatstone Treble My ideal instrument would be light (tutor, 4950 meets that criteria) 6-7 bellows , Wheatstone same size as the 4950 or 35518 but with a quick responsiveness and great tone and chords. tenor treble. I use for singing really a tenor but sometimes a lazy baritone. What would you all recommend? how much of a difference is there in tonality and responsiveness etc between the 1E Wheatstone and the 2 and 3 E? Is it just a matter of finish or? As I said earlier I really love the sound and responsiveness of the 495O Wheatstone all but the long metal buttons are hard on the fingers. Perhaps I just need to develop calluses :-). I would love to start a discussion I toyed between extending the Bellows on the 35518 or selling the others and getting a more responsive instrument. I thought you might also be interested in seeing this note that Greg Jowaisas Wrote when he tuned etc. the 4950. “...especially like the way her chords sound. Very mellow and pretty for a steel reed instrument. I think I mentioned that my take on her history is that she was originally an earlier Wheatstone during the period that they normally shortened the lengths on only 5 chambers. Whether transformed by a previous owner, or professional repair person or with a trip back to the factory, Pauline has had all of her reed pan chamber lengths shortened. To my ear she has the tone the mellow, resonant tone of those early Wheatstones but with the advantage of quicker response from the shorter chambers.” Greg Really would appreciate a discussion and your expertises. Thank you Stephen I am also going to try to attach some pictures.
  18. They accepted my offer me of $2000 Canadian However I did not pursue because of the evaluation that you had given calling it in Miserable condition which made me pull back. In addition the feedback I had gotten from the Concertina experts was that vintage of Aeola‘s was not top of the line although as one of our colleagues mentioned they could have been using some prewar parts. I really didn’t need it as I got a fantastic deal a couple months ago on CNET of a 1958 Aeola extended 56 For $500 which was an excellent shape.
  19. How much did you end up getting it forHow much did you end up getting it for
  20. Quite a different evaluation from your initial comments “horrible “ leak test miserable shape! But glad it worked out for you and wonderful years with it.
  21. I’m happy for you. If you don’t mind me asking how much did you get it for?
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