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Wheatstone Linota FC tenor anglo for sale


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This Wheatstone Linota is now available for sale. It is pitched in FC a fifth below a typical CG, and is described in the Wheatstone Ledgers serial number 27224 as "AG Tenor 30 keys Rosewood". My guess is that few Linotas were made in this pitch.

 

I've kept it in its original old high pitch of A=452.5Hz.

 

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My guess is that few Linotas were made in this pitch.

 

I had an F/C Linota years ago, with ebony trim and raised metal ends, but it's the only one I've ever seen.

 

In fact I was working on a pretty much identical one to it recently, for a local player, that had been made originally in an even rarer (possibly unique?) Eb/Bb, but tuned up to C/G... :blink:

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Stephen,

 

That's a huge change in reed tuning that would take a lot of metal off the reeds. How did it sound? I also wonder if the larger chamber sizes resulting from the larger overall instrument size was having much effect on the tome??

 

Ross Schlabach

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Stephen,

 

That's a huge change in reed tuning that would take a lot of metal off the reeds. How did it sound? I also wonder if the larger chamber sizes resulting from the larger overall instrument size was having much effect on the tome??

 

Ross,

 

Yes it's a huge change, and I wouldn't have contemplated/recommended doing it myself. :huh:

 

The reeds are extremely thin, such that I was almost afraid to fine-tune them, but the extra-large chambering gives it quite a round, mellow tone.

 

Mind you, I don't know the full history of that instrument, unlike another (originally) F/C Linota that I now recall having worked on - which I know was re-reeded (using the F/C frames) at Wheatstone's as a Bb/F. It was an ebony-ended one (of regular 6 1/4" size) from the mid-1930s that Paul Davies played a lot, and he'd bought it from the original owner (who'd had it altered to play with a friend's bugle) before I tuned it up to C/G...

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I'm surprised this has not found a new home yet. It really is a gem. There must be an anglo playing singer who would just love this concertina!

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I'm surprised this has not found a new home yet. It really is a gem. There must be an anglo playing singer who would just love this concertina!

 

 

It is a lovely looking instrument and the F/C tuning intriguing. Perhaps its just the sickly economy in most parts of the world that is stifling interest in this instrument. $9000+ is a lot of money to come up with, though the instrument may be worth that and more. I hope you find a purchaser.

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Anybody...Please excuse my ignorance..like so many time before.. What makes a Linota a Linota?

 

Just Wheatstones brand name for an anglo as far as I can tell.

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No sign of it at the link Theo, so has it found a new home?

 

If only I had been flush, it might have made a rather nice companion for my 1899 Ab/Eb Jeffries, in original pitch. ;)

 

Cheers

Dick

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No sign of it at the link Theo, so has it found a new home?

 

If only I had been flush, it might have made a rather nice companion for my 1899 Ab/Eb Jeffries, in original pitch. ;)

 

Cheers

Dick

 

Here it is again.

 

I accidentally deleted the item from my online shop, and in putting it back the system gives it a new product number which broke the link. :D I've corrected the link in the original post too.

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Here it is again.

 

I accidentally deleted the item from my online shop, and in putting it back the system gives it a new product number which broke the link. :D I've corrected the link in the original post too.

 

Thanks Theo.

 

I've given it a wee plug too, over on the Irish Concertina .... hope you don't mind.

 

Now I'm off to buy a few extra Lotto tickets! ;)

 

Cheers

Dick

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Anybody...Please excuse my ignorance..like so many time before.. What makes a Linota a Linota?

I read somewhere that Linota was one of their reed makers (Portuguese) who was probably their best reed maker. Any instrument with his reeds got the stamp. Nice story anyway.

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Just a thought that arose in a discussion Iwas having. Is an F/C really a tenor - or just an F/C?

 

F/C. ;)

 

Tenor is too confusing.:blink:

 

 

Geoff

 

I only used the description 'Tenor" because that what it says in the Wheatstone Ledgers. It does serve to distinguish it from an F/C pitched an octave higher which I think might exist.

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