P. Bogausch Posted November 5, 2012 Share Posted November 5, 2012 Hello All, Long story short, I'm building a C/G 30 button Anglo Jefferies style concertina with the help of these forums, Bob Tedrow's photo essay and my father who is a Master Machinist from Germany. And yes, for those of you thinking it, I have to be nuts to take up a challenge like this. I'll give a background of myself and an explanation as to why I want to do this at a later time but for now let's stick with the topic at hand, purchasing reeds for a concertina. My plan has always been to make a hybrid concertina with either Tipo A Mano or A Mano accordion reeds as this is 100x easier that making my own. I've done some research and have found a number of companies that produce and sell the reeds I'm looking for. Here is a list of the companies I've been able to find so far: Binci - Not accepting new orders at this time. Cagnoni - Requires a 5 set minimum purchase. Armoniche - Requires a 10 set minimum purchase. Harmonikas - From my understanding, they will sell individual sets and has a special set that sells under the DIX name. Homewood Music - Bob has a set he is willing to sell me. Button Box - Still waiting for an email back. So my questions to all of the fine folks who reads this: Do you know of any other reed manufacturers I might be able to bug for pricing / availability? Has anyone purchased / used reeds from any of the aforementioned companies? And what have your experiences been with them. Is there a general consensus of who makes the best hybrid reeds? Thanks and I can't wait to hear the responses. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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