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Seán Ó Fearghail
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I have a model 22 Wheatstone English concertina, 48 buttons as well. But I see that this one looks bigger, why is that so? is this a baritone concertina? or it has more reeds per button? and the seller says that this concertina is loud and it's perfect for sessions; I've never seen an English Concertina that is half loud than an Anglo, is this an exception? is there a difference between aeola and concertina?

 

Sorry for my unculture, I hope to learn with the help of the members of this forum

 

Fernando

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The majority of the Dickinson Wheatstones (anglos and English models) are made with long scale reeds - 96 long scale reed frames fit more comfortably into the octagonal Aeola than into the standard Hexagonal. My understanding is that Aeola was a Wheatstone tradename - see here for some interesting history.

 

David

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The majority of the Dickinson Wheatstones (anglos and English models) are made with long scale reeds - 96 long scale reed frames fit more comfortably into the octagonal Aeola than into the standard Hexagonal. My understanding is that Aeola was a Wheatstone tradename - see here for some interesting history.

 

David

 

Thanks David! good to know!

 

Fernando

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$5,700 seems like an awful lot of money for an English concertina. Unless it's spectacular. While Dickenson's concertinas are well made and look great I haven't always been impressed by their sound. Perhaps the raw power of the Anglo has corrupted my ears for finer things.

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The majority of the Dickinson Wheatstones (anglos and English models) are made with long scale reeds - 96 long scale reed frames fit more comfortably into the octagonal Aeola than into the standard Hexagonal. My understanding is that Aeola was a Wheatstone tradename - see here for some interesting history.

 

David

 

Thanks David! good to know!

 

Fernando

 

 

Not quite right!

 

For the same dimension across the flats an octagon is smaller than a hexagon in both square area and perimeter length.

 

Chris

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