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George Jones salvation army ( Blood and Fire ) Anglo Concertina. G / D

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I have a Jones 26 Button anglo concertina . I believe its a Wheatstone layout . I have the button layout diagram for the main rows , however I am missing the upper row ( three buttons either side  L / R on the diagram . Is there a Wheatstone / Jones diagram that shows the full 26 button layout . Thanks for reading.

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  • Lachal changed the title to George Jones salvation army ( Blood and Fire ) Anglo Concertina. G / D
On 3/27/2021 at 4:43 PM, cohen said:

That layout looks to be a C/G 26 key Stephen, so same idea would apply but you'd need to drop it a fourth to get to a G/D layout.


Whoops, that'll teach me to post in a hurry (we were just about to go out at the time), without looking hard enough at my source (which suggested it was for Ab/Eb, and I took it at face value) - though I never saw such a thing as a Jones Salvation Army 26-key in anything but Ab/Eb.


The Salvation Army tutor book that I'm familiar with is H. H. Booth's 1888 Instructions for the Salvation Army Concertina (which I discovered on a research trip to the Bodleian Library, Oxford) that is basiclly a chord book for a 26-key Jones in Ab/Eb. But I guess the 1905 C/G diagram may have come as as big a surprise to existing Salvationist Anglo players as it was to me...


What I should have quoted was this then, from member lachenal74693:

                    11  12  13                           11  12   13
                   A/B F/E♭ E/F#                         A/B F/E♭ E/F#
                   Left Hand        Accidentals           Right Hand    

       1    2    3    4    5                          1    2     3     4    5
     A♭/E♭ E♭/G A♭/B♭ C/C# E♭/F                       A♭/G  C/B♭ E♭/C# A♭/F C/G
         Left Hand                   A♭-Row                 Right Hand

    6    7    8    9    10                              6    7    8    9   10
   E♭/B♭ B♭/D E♭/F G/A♭ B♭/C                            E♭/D G/F B♭/A♭ E♭/C G/D
         Left Hand                   E♭-Row               Right Hand


That accidental fingering, as I've pointed out previously, is the same as Jeffries used - though it seems to have originated with Jones.




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