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For Sale: 1920S, 31 Key Anglo Concertina By Shakespeare


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FOR SALE : Anglo concertina by Shakespeare.

1920s, 31 key anglo concertina in C/G by Shakespeare owned since 1975 by Paul James of the band Blowzabella. Fully restored by John, Rosalie and Colin Dipper in 2012.


Original metal ends, bone buttons, soundboard and reeds. Restoration included.. new ebony veneered woodwork; repair and flat polishing of metal ends; new 6 fold bellows in black goatskin with gold tooling and Jeffries style papers; repair and levelling of reedpan; re-padding and re-valving; new rod-type action; new chamois air seals, new hand bars, straps and polished strap-screws; re-sprung action; tuning to modern pitch A=440Hz.


This is a beautiful concertina restored to perfect playing order. It's the best of both worlds, the heart of a good quality vintage instrument with all the advantages of a full restoration by the Dipper family.


Please email any queries. More photos available. Buyer can collect, or I can meet you near any motorway junction on M4 between London and Bristol or on M5 between Bristol and Taunton. Overseas buyers : you arrange courier and insurance, I will pack the instrument very carefully.


Payment by transfer to my bank account or by PayPal. Restoration cost £2,200. Valued at £4,500 (UK sterling). Make me an offer. Contact Paul James paul@pauljames.eu 00 44 (0) 788 794 8853

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