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Parnassus Concertinas

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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?

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Topic now here in General Discussion, thanks.

They look like nice instruments - some experts will chime in.

 

Ken

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