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Hello, For details, please open the PDF, herewith, which includes a short summary, some photos, and a keyboard layout chart of this instrument. If interested, please contact me directly at danersen using gmail or via the messenger option here. Be Well, Dan Tedrow Stark PDF.pdf
Hello, All: I've been spending all my musical energy for the last 10 years pushing my kids to play fiddle and I finally decided to start nagging myself to practice instead. So I'm buying a c/g 30 button Anglo concertina to play Irish music for myself and stop living through my kids! I've found the Button Box to be such a great resource to find out about the differences between instruments, especially since they have videos of the various concertinas they offer. But often I find the clicking and clacking of the buttons distracting. Is this usual in all instruments, or just the less expensive ones? And is there a brand/type that y'all prefer? I love the idea of a sort of mellow/brignt tone, if that's even possible? Thanks for any insight you can offer.
Hi C-net, I'm crossposting this notice I just put up on eBay for my Tedrow 40-button G/D Anglo hybrid, with Wheatstone layout. Please let me know if anyone has any questions about it---I can respond here or over at eBay. Thank you! Steven http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tedrow-40-button-G-D-Hybrid-Anglo-Concertina-/231357838884? Here's a little video of me playing it. (Also posted on the eBay listing.)
I'm selling a low-octave C/G anglo concertina. I bought it from Bob Tedrow in 2004, fresh off the presses at the time. It's a nice instrument, but in the last 10 years, I've shifted my style a bit and now I don't actually have occasion to play a low-octave instrument. It's been in the closet for years now, so it's time to find it a new home. Octagonal ends (6.75 inches) of a medium-dark reddish wood that may (?) be mahogany. 7-fold black bellows with cream-color papers. Black Delrin buttons. It's in very good condition. Not perfect condition, but good: pleasant-sounding and very playable as-is, but would be improved by a couple of hours in the shop. There is a hairline (non-structural) crack though pieces of the scrollwork on the ends (probably related to low humidity in the closet) All of the reeds sound clearly, but one of the inherent challenges in a low-octave instrument is getting a reliable fast response out of the largest reeds, and the lowest few reeds (far lefthand button in rows 1, 2, and 3) really struggle with that. None of the reeds are noticeably out of tune (i.e. more than a few cents), but a re-tuning would do it good. There's a slight squawk if you overblow the c# (i.e. ok under normal pressure, but swings sharp if I press too hard), which a trip to the repair shop would probably fix. Sell as-is for $2000. OR, I get it repaired at the Button Box and sell it to you for $2300. (plus shipping, or pick it up in the Boston area) Comes with a homemade case if you want it. more photos at https://plus.google.com/115677772890896502364/posts/RgokNQxWhs9 (if I managed that link right).