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Daniel Hersh

Weird-looking English on eBay

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I have a Lachenal English that looks really similar, but with a larger number of smaller diameter holes. One day I will get around to replacing the ends with something prettier. I wonder if the same repairer did both instruments.

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I also had a Maccann duet with similar ends. I started refurbishing it but sold it on eBay for to someone to finish it.

The ends looked like replacement aluminium ends and didn't have a wooden backing around the button holes.

Some pictures are attached (not the best but give some idea of what it was like.)

Peter 

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47 minutes ago, Wolf Molkentin said:

however, the metal buttons seem to be a better fit 🤓

From what I remember, the buttons on ths Maccann fitted quite well but I would expect the metal to wear down the bone buttons.

Peter 

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How would these round holes, as opposed to traditional scroll work, affect the sound of the instrument? I assume it would, given various discussions over the years about fretwork.

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11 hours ago, Peter Smith said:

the buttons on ths Maccann fitted quite well

 

don't know why I missed your MacCann post - I was referring to the OP's pic where these buttons are looking quite wobbly...

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Not a problem. I guess the thin metal ends would cause that to happen to any concertina.

There was a name in the concertina. I will try to recall it as that may give a clue to the origins of the metals ends.

Peter

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