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Gosh, my ears have been burning! Thanks to Sunbeamer's post I was given the impetus to log back in, I've been very neglectful.

 

Couple of points in reply to the interest shown above 1. I've got a two year waiting list due to slow turnaround rather than anything else, as making concertinas isn't my full time job, however I do have a couple of commissions in the pipeline at the moment. 2. I haven't made over a hundred concertinas, I'm just going to end up having a cryptic numbering system a la Jeffries (well, I won't be emulating the sound anytime soon). I've actually made 6 for other people, other than my own experiments, all hybrids. I'm hoping to develop a new "hybrid reed",  a discussion I may start elsewhere in the forum.

 

Plus I've settled on "Flying Duck Concertinas" as a name, as I don't only do Vegan instruments. I live near ponds.

 

Thanks for adding me, and thanks to Sunbeamer for showing off his new concertina, it was a pleasure to make. I should mention that the bellows are by the extremely talented Peter O'Connor.

 

Paul.

 

website: www.flyingduckconcertinas.co.uk 

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On 1/12/2020 at 3:20 PM, Pistachio Dreamer said:

Gosh, my ears have been burning! Thanks to Sunbeamer's post I was given the impetus to log back in, I've been very neglectful.

 

Couple of points in reply to the interest shown above 1. I've got a two year waiting list due to slow turnaround rather than anything else, as making concertinas isn't my full time job, however I do have a couple of commissions in the pipeline at the moment. 2. I haven't made over a hundred concertinas, I'm just going to end up having a cryptic numbering system a la Jeffries (well, I won't be emulating the sound anytime soon). I've actually made 6 for other people, other than my own experiments, all hybrids. I'm hoping to develop a new "hybrid reed",  a discussion I may start elsewhere in the forum.

 

Plus I've settled on "Flying Duck Concertinas" as a name, as I don't only do Vegan instruments. I live near ponds.

 

Thanks for adding me, and thanks to Sunbeamer for showing off his new concertina, it was a pleasure to make. I should mention that the bellows are by the extremely talented Peter O'Connor.

 

Paul.

 

website: www.flyingduckconcertinas.co.uk 

 

Thanks, Paul.  I have updated the list.

 

Daniel

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Even though they're defunct brands in many cases, would it be useful to list the older Italian badge-names (Riccordi, Renelli, etc), and also maybe note which brand names are now badged onto China-produced instruments (Bonetti, etc.)?

 

I know the list is mostly for nicer makes, but I think that listing all the Chinese/German/Italian badges of the cheaper starters would be good for SEO, get more novices to come across this forum.

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3 hours ago, MatthewVanitas said:

Even though they're defunct brands in many cases, would it be useful to list the older Italian badge-names (Riccordi, Renelli, etc), and also maybe note which brand names are now badged onto China-produced instruments (Bonetti, etc.)?

 

I know the list is mostly for nicer makes, but I think that listing all the Chinese/German/Italian badges of the cheaper starters would be good for SEO, get more novices to come across this forum.

 

Matthew - I have the feeling that we had this same discussion several years ago, perhaps higher up on this same thread.  I still don't want to do it - way too much work, too unstable a situation, and often hard to know.  If it says Made in Italy and it's less than 50 or so years old, it's probably made by Brunner/Stagi/Bastari.  Other than that it's too complicated.  I'm much more comfortable with people asking about specific instruments that they're thinking about buying.

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