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Selling Baritone C/g Anglo, Tedrow

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I'm selling a low-octave C/G anglo concertina. I bought it from Bob Tedrow in 2004, fresh off the presses at the time. It's a nice instrument, but in the last 10 years, I've shifted my style a bit and now I don't actually have occasion to play a low-octave instrument. It's been in the closet for years now, so it's time to find it a new home.

Octagonal ends (6.75 inches) of a medium-dark reddish wood that may (?) be mahogany. 7-fold black bellows with cream-color papers. Black Delrin buttons.

It's in very good condition. Not perfect condition, but good: pleasant-sounding and very playable as-is, but would be improved by a couple of hours in the shop. There is a hairline (non-structural) crack though pieces of the scrollwork on the ends (probably related to low humidity in the closet) All of the reeds sound clearly, but one of the inherent challenges in a low-octave instrument is getting a reliable fast response out of the largest reeds, and the lowest few reeds (far lefthand button in rows 1, 2, and 3) really struggle with that. None of the reeds are noticeably out of tune (i.e. more than a few cents), but a re-tuning would do it good. There's a slight squawk if you overblow the c# (i.e. ok under normal pressure, but swings sharp if I press too hard), which a trip to the repair shop would probably fix.

Sell as-is for $2000.
OR, I get it repaired at the Button Box and sell it to you for $2300.
(plus shipping, or pick it up in the Boston area)
Comes with a homemade case if you want it.

 

more photos at https://plus.google.com/115677772890896502364/posts/RgokNQxWhs9 (if I managed that link right).

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To answer a couple of questions, it's a Wheatstone/Lachenal layout, i.e. exactly the button patten shown here http://www.concertin...er_layouts.html (except of course for the carefully color-coded octave markings, which would all shift down an octave).

 

I'm planning on getting a sound file or video clip ready, but in the meantime, let me refer you to this clip from Bob Tedrow, for another of his baritones. http://hmi.homewood.net/sounds/baritoneanglo.mp3

 

Just send me a note if you have questions!

 

-Emily

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