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Early Extended Treble Edeophone With Glass Buttons

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This is a lovely example of an early Edeophone (No. 36875), still with the oval cartouche and paper label rather than the later 'Edeophone' metal scroll - though at this point in its evolution it had already acquired the 'Edeophone' thumbstrap adjusters. Best of all, it comes with the very desirable glass buttons.
When I bought it, it had a rather stiff set of 5-fold bellows, but I happened to have a later Edeophone whose ends were beyond repair, but which had a good 6-fold set, so I cannibalised it, and those are the bellows you see here.
Restoration work has included new pads, valves, dampers, bushings and straps. All chamois seals have been replaced, all woodwork has been stripped and refinished in French polish, and the instrument has been tuned to modern concert pitch.
It lacks its original case, but I will throw in an Aldi angler's bag, which has compartments enough for a few spares and a screwdriver, and a waterproof compartment for a pair of kippers.
I have now reduced the asking price to a miserly £2250 - or if you're in the mood for a gamble, it's currently listed on eBay with a starting bid of £1950 and no reserve. If you'd like to give it a test drive in Norwich, please send me a PM, or call me on 01603 702644.

Edited by david robertson

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It also appears to have some of the other desirable features of the New Models, like the raised ends/ New Model-esque fretwork. Just curious, is the action also similar to a New Model?

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Similar in what way? It has the usual Lachenal slotted plate pivots rather than riveted action.

It is interesting, though, to see how the Edeophone developed from the New Model - but then I have always thought of the Edeophone as a New Model in its Sunday best.

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I was curious if the levers were the (flattened on parallel sides) wire type or the type that were made from sheet brass? I do not know if I explained that very well.

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what is the status of the instrument? On your website it is listed as reserved.

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what is the status of the instrument? On your website it is listed as reserved.

Sorry about that - I must get round to updating the site! What happened was that between the buyer reserving the instrument and my completing the restoration, I bought the best Edeophone I have ever seen, and he bought that one instead.

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I have finally got round to updating my website. This instrument is still available, and you'll find it on the 'For sale now' page. Do feel free to make an offer, provided it doesn't involve magic beans...

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