robert stewart Posted June 7, 2019 Share Posted June 7, 2019 I accidentally posted this to Buy and Sell, being a new member of the forum. Have any members experience of the remarkable looking Parnassus concertinas made by Wim WaKker? I am especially interested in the acoustic qualities of tone wood in concertinas. Many of the early wooden baffles seemed to modify the partials (not just mute), and Mr Wakker has regenerated this concept with his development of high end acoustics for the concertina. I worked as a luthier for some years, and repaired 19th and early 20th century mandolins and period guitars and violins that used wooden "tone plates" (sometimes called Virzi plates), from the 19thc, the heyday of classical concertina. These were not baffles, but resonating subsidiary soundboards suspended inside. Does that sound familiar? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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