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I have an inexpensive antique 20-button Frontalini Anglo whose bellows have some holes in the gussets.

In response to a post a made about transplanting gussets from a Scholar, Mr. Edgley suggested:

I know you don't want to spend a lot of money on this instrument, but you can get cheap bellows from one of the makers like Stagi for not too much, if you can find the right size.

 

I like this idea. This can save me a lot of trouble without me having to spend too much.

 

So, I looked around the net, and I did not find any site for "Stagi Concertinas" but I found http://www.brunnermusica.com which appears to be who makes the concertinas for Stagi. So earlier this week, I emailed them at info@brunnermusica.com which I found on this page: http://www.brunnermu....com/panche.htm. I asked them if I could purchase bellows from them and have not heard back. Maybe I need to have it translated into Italian first? Has anyone had experience communicating with Stagi / Brünner Musica s.r.l. or any other place from which I can buy cheap bellows? Can anyone let me know whom to contact and how, so I can buy the cheap bellows? It would be so nice if I could buy bellows to replace the current ones, then take the Frontalini to the neighborhood cobbler to have some good straps created, and be playing it soon.

 

Thanks!

 

These are what the current bellows look like (stretched out using dowels and string as a "jig"), so this is more the style I am after:

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I have an inexpensive antique 20-button Frontalini Anglo whose bellows have some holes in the gussets.

In response to a post a made about transplanting gussets from a Scholar, Mr. Edgley suggested:

I know you don't want to spend a lot of money on this instrument, but you can get cheap bellows from one of the makers like Stagi for not too much, if you can find the right size.

 

I like this idea. This can save me a lot of trouble without me having to spend too much.

 

So, I looked around the net, and I did not find any site for "Stagi Concertinas" but I found http://www.brunnermusica.com which appears to be who makes the concertinas for Stagi. So earlier this week, I emailed them at info@brunnermusica.com which I found on this page: http://www.brunnermu....com/panche.htm. I asked them if I could purchase bellows from them and have not heard back. Maybe I need to have it translated into Italian first? Has anyone had experience communicating with Stagi / Brünner Musica s.r.l. or any other place from which I can buy cheap bellows? Can anyone let me know whom to contact and how, so I can buy the cheap bellows? It would be so nice if I could buy bellows to replace the current ones, then take the Frontalini to the neighborhood cobbler to have some good straps created, and be playing it soon.

 

Thanks!

 

These are what the current bellows look like (stretched out using dowels and string as a "jig"), so this is more the style I am after:

post-66-0-17986800-1322275084_thumb.jpg

 

Try Castiglione Accordions in Detroit MI.

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I have an inexpensive antique 20-button Frontalini Anglo whose bellows have some holes in the gussets.

In response to a post a made about transplanting gussets from a Scholar, Mr. Edgley suggested:

I know you don't want to spend a lot of money on this instrument, but you can get cheap bellows from one of the makers like Stagi for not too much, if you can find the right size.
I like this idea. This can save me a lot of trouble without me having to spend too much.

 

So, I looked around the net, and I did not find any site for "Stagi Concertinas" but I found http://www.brunnermusica.com which appears to be who makes the concertinas for Stagi. So earlier this week, I emailed them at info@brunnermusica.com which I found on this page: http://www.brunnermu....com/panche.htm. I asked them if I could purchase bellows from them and have not heard back. Maybe I need to have it translated into Italian first? Has anyone had experience communicating with Stagi / Brünner Musica s.r.l. or any other place from which I can buy cheap bellows? Can anyone let me know whom to contact and how, so I can buy the cheap bellows? It would be so nice if I could buy bellows to replace the current ones, then take the Frontalini to the neighborhood cobbler to have some good straps created, and be playing it soon.

 

These are what the current bellows look like (stretched out using dowels and string as a "jig"), so this is more the style I am after:

Try Castiglione Accordions in Detroit MI.

You might also try going through Button Box in Massachusetts - they did a lot of business with Stagi at one time and may still.

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