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  1. A beautiful 64-button extended tenor treble for sale. In very nice condition, bellows are original and very good. This one was made in January 1919, from the golden era. 6-fold bellows The instrument is tight and plays beautifully. Typically selling for 3700+ at the dealers. I am asking for 2900 pounds equivalent (C$5000). The instrument is in Toronto, Canada but will ship anywhere (shipping and insurance extra). Message me if interested.
  2. Wheatstone 56-key treble English system Aeola, with nickel-plated metal ends and ebony trim, #23111 and made about 1902. One of the earliest octagonal Aeolas, with the bell-shaped fretwork and red pads that are typical of the early metal-ended Wheatstones. Newly tuned to A-440. With its original black leather case.
  3. Beautiful tortoise shell 51 key Wheatstone aeola for sale. Just overhauled by the Button Box. Comes with original case. Smooth action, in tune, concert pitch, 6 fold bellows very tight. Serial Number 33234. Many inside photos upon request. Located north of Boston. david at davidcoffin dot com Will donate an appropriate amount to concertina.net.
  4. My husband and I are interested in selling his grandfather's MacCann Duet. This C. Wheatstone ebony Aeola has 56 buttons, and ivory thumb rests. Metal rivet tags are also still in great condition. The piece was manufactured in London and was first sold December 22nd, 1922 according to the ledger on this link http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD01/PAGES/D1P1820S.HTM. The instrument also comes with it's original hard leather case. This instrument is playable out of the box but could use some TLC as some of the reeds seem to stick. Reasonable offers will be considered, but we are hoping around $25
  5. I've decided to sell one of my two Aeola tenor-trebles (unjustifiable extravagance to keep both!). I really struggled to decide which one to part with but have chosen the metal-ended 56-button one, serial number 26248 (which dates it at 1914). It has a bright tone, as you'd expect with a metal-ended Wheatstone, and has a fast, highly responsive action with a very free-speaking, lush sound and wide dynamic range - fabulous for tunes but also for gentle song accompaniment. It was professionally serviced about six years ago and the bellows, springs, pads, reeds and valves are in very good order
  6. "I Think When I Read that Sweet Story of Old" A number of versions of this hymn tune have appeared over the years. My rendition is based on William Batchelder Bradbury's version from the 1850s. Played on a Wheatstone Aeola here:
  7. Here is a nice little jazz standard, published in 1932, titled "My Silent Love." I'm playing the Wheatstone Aeola.
  8. Jazz standard based on Chopin's Fantaisie Impromptu. Played on my 1909 Aeola treble. Here: or on Soundcloud for the full version.
  9. After repairs to both instruments which arrived from overseas this month, I've made a video of both instruments' progress to date in side-to-side videos of the same tune recorded under the same conditions. They are both very fine instruments. It is here:
  10. For Sale: Wheatstone Aeola 48 button English Concertina. Serial #24873, Key of C. I purchased this Concertina from Barleycorn Concertinas in England, and recently (2013) had it serviced at The Button Box in Massachusetts. Falling within the dear and lost years periods of the Wheatstone company, this Ebony ended concertina has unique fretwork, and is in perfect playing condition. All buttons play clearly and in perfect pitch. I am located in the Western United States. I have never used this forum before, but am aware of the 2% donation policy. I am located in Montana but wi
  11. Scottish auctioneers,Thomson Roddick Auctions are selling a Wheastone Aeola 56 key metal-ended tenor-treble serial number 29004, a model 19, dated September 30th 1921, in the Wheatstone Ledgers, on September 3rd. They describe it as 'Victorian' and their estimate is ridiculously low, given that Chris Algar currently has a similar one dating from 1924, for sale at £4,399! See below for details copied from the auction web page: Lot 284 - Victorian Wheatstone 56 button concertina serial no 29004, By Thomson Roddick Scottish AuctionsAdd to favourites Description:Victorian Wheatsto
  12. For Sale: Wheatstone Aeola 48 button English Concertina. Serial #24873, Key of C. I purchased this Concertina from Barleycorn Concertinas in England, and recently (2013) had it serviced at The Button Box in Massachusetts. Falling within the dear and lost years periods of the Wheatstone company, this Ebony ended concertina has unique fretwork, and is in perfect playing condition. All buttons play clearly and in perfect pitch. I am located in the Western United States. I have never used this forum before, but am aware of the 2% donation policy. I am located in Montana but will
  13. I will be at BB&M in Aberdeen this weekend. I will have for sale a metal-ended Aeola TT (30964) and a wooden-ended Lachenal New Model 48, both in excellent condition having been fettled respectively by Andrew Norman and David Robertson. I'll be around all the weekend except for Sat evening.
  14. I've been searching for an hour comparing the Aeola English system Tenor and Tenor-Treble (model 17 and model 19) Which is right for me? I have the note range figured out but can't find anything specific on the size and weight comparison. Can soneone give me the size (across the flats) of both a 48K treble and a 56K tenor-treble Aeola please? Maybe a Model 22 too as well please. Actually... If this hasn't been done before, let's compile a chart comparing the different models. If it has been done please point me in the right direction or PM me for my email to send it to me plea
  15. I am looking for a small Aeola with anything from 8 to 24 keys ( they exist! ). Does anyone now of anyone, who might have one for sale
  16. For Sale: Wheatstone Aeola Treble, #27864 48 keys, 6 fold bellows, steel reeds, brass mounts, concert pitch, lovely tone, original leather case Original manufacture: May 8th, 1919 (http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD01/PAGES/D1P1150S.HTM) Refubished: 2009 by that nice Mr Gibb @ theboxplace - incl pads, valves, thumbstraps & retuning The concertina came to me from a lady who was sorting out her grandfathers effects - the only history I have is "he'd had it all his life" - but I doubt that was from new. You can see in the photos that the fretwork has slots for bowing levers. There is
  17. I don't know if this video has been posted on here before but I don't remember seeing it. I love this tune and his playing of it and wanted to share it. He is playing a converted tenor-treble Aeola English convertina that goes down 5 notes lower than normal but the fingering is the same as a standard treble. Chris
  18. Following on from the Aeola 64 key baritone-treble concertina, serial number 28617, that was recently sold on Ebay, I came across a link to a Canadian website with an article about concertinas. By coincindence, it happens to feature the next concertina down in the ledgers from 28617, 28618, also a 64 key baritone-treble, which has survived and is owned by someone in Canada. Both are wrongly marked in the ledgers as a model 20, which is a baritone only. It should be a model 16. There is also quite a bit on the history of concertinas, albeit with the odd mistake here and there. Quite possibly,
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