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  1. It has arrived yesterday, it was quite a journey (read down the post if you like). Here are some informations as few were interested. It is Bb/F old pitch as some of you have guessed. Both notes which should be A (on Bb/F, so would be Bs on C/G) sound A=453Hz, so I guess, as it is a bit out of tune, it was probably 452Hz when new which was common those days. Some touch tuning is needed, but is actually not that bad and playable. Two of the reeds are little rusty, but the rest is nice and clean. Some of the springs will need replacing as some of the buttons won't return (quickly) when released.
  2. This concertina is now sold. ******** Selling this beautiful bubinga wooden ended C/G Edgley with accordion reeds. I got it new from Frank at the beginning of 2012. I played it for a while and then sold it to a friend, when I got my Jeffries. It is now for sale, as friend’s interests changed to different kind of music. During the time with the friend it has suffered a drop (kids…) and left-hand end-grill was damaged and re-glued as you can see in the pictures. It is stable though and doesn’t affect the playing. The sound is very sweet, though obviously not as powerful as Jeff
  3. do you have any pictures of the instrument?
  4. I'm aware of it, though am looking for "with at least 30keys" as mentioned in my first post
  5. Thanks for heads-up, my main instrument is Jeffries, so am thinking of similar "end" (Jeffries, pre-ww2 Wheatstone, Suttner, Dipper etc.), though Lachenal would do for baritone. I will keep an eye on this one, but will wait what else comes up for sale. I hope there are some people who wanted to try lower sounding instrument, but decided to stick with C/G then.
  6. Hello, I am big fan of Cormac’s playing and am looking for lower pitched anglo. I have just missed the opportunity to buy an Ab/Eb :-(, which would be great for playing in Bb and Eb (playing D tunes with G fingering -> octave down) and would go well with the flute in respective key. I might be interested in G/D or baritone C/G too, which will be more suited for common session playing in D. Please PM me if there is any instrument you might have for sale (though I only can afford one). Looking for an instrument with concertina reeds, with at least 30keys. Thanks, Tomas
  7. we’ve agreed not to share the price, but yes, it was not 6K, that won’t be reasonable ?
  8. So, we have finally met, the guy is real ?as well as the concertina. It is 38key Bb/F in old pitch, not much playable now - missing handstraps, out of tune, some a bit rusty reeds, cracked action board on RH (few ghosty notes at a time) and other leaks (pads, valves need to be replaced). Those notes on LH (without crack) sound promising, difficult to judge RH. I have bought it to bring it to playing condition, though it will take some time and money, will post pictures and recording when the project is completed.
  9. Yes, I will meet with the seller (hopefully next week) and will post some update here on the forum. I own Jeffries, which I've bought through this forum from Paul Read and which has been restored by Colin Dipper, so I believe I am able to judge the condition, playability and estimate the overhaul price. Surprisingly I can still read cyrillic (learned before Velvet revolution in 1989) and even though Ukrainian is different language, I understand enough to trust the seller is genuine.
  10. PM sent, I am from Czech republic and can meet in person in Prague
  11. just wait, John is very busy, but will surely reply (my experience)
  12. I use pair of these (actually there is "A" in the model type, can't find link to it in english) and am quite happy with the sound. http://www.yoga.com.tw/en/2-2000-39706/product/Instrument-microphone-EM-712-id222319.html
  13. maybe I am suspicious, but is it genuine? the stamp looks different compared to for example: http://www.concertina.net/forums/uploads/monthly_07_2013/post-6213-0-56174700-1373514524.jpg as well as from what I remember the Praed street addresses used where 102, 23 and 11 and the tuning should be either F/C or F#/C#
  14. bump, lowered price to £1900
  15. Bump, open to sensible offers. Last Connor here went for £1,750 and that was Lachenal reeded. Mine is with John Connor's reeds which is more expensive when new and this one is like new :-) My wife got recently interested in melodeon, so adding one row four stop as trade in option.
  16. I bought this instrument last year hoping my wife or some of the kids might learn it, but none of them did. I have Jeffries for my own playing, so this should go to a home, where will be played. I am looking for £2100 + shipping from Czech republic. It is few years old, but still feels like new to me. Jeffries layout and C/F (pull/push) on left thumb. I discussed this instrument with John Connor himself and from the better end grills and gold tooled bellows this is his Jeffries copy. No need to mention, this one has traditional reeds. Few pictures and video being played here, I can post mor
  17. From pictures I guess the one that went today was in better condition. But agree with 38 buttons might add to value, as well as the period - "C.Jeffries maker" period seems to be better than "Praed street". Knowing the key of the instrument and state of the reeds will be crucial, otherwise it is a lottery for a big sum.
  18. You were right - 2900 to internet buyer. Makes no sense to me, there are/were two Linotas for sale here - recently serviced and tuned for less. http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=16925&hl=linota http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wheatstone-Linota-C-G-30-Button-Anglo-concertina-/251644252266?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=3QVqVVmqTW56melD2M2CF4aOUjU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
  19. some details on R.Carr here http://www.lvcott.fsnet.co.uk/others.htm#Carr and "...I have handled a number of concertinas labelled R Carr.They are usually very substantial and thus weighty.As well as suggestions that R Carr was a moonlighting Jeffries employee Crabb's may have made concertinas which bear that name...." from http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2999
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