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Anglo concertina: Edgley

I've always played concertinas which have concertina reeds, because I prefer concertina reeds to accordion reeds.

But I've been interested in one maker who uses accordion reeds...Frank Edgley. When I played my friend's Edgley concertina about nine years ago, I was surprised at its quick response. Though its sound was harsh and too loud for me, I've always recommended Edgley concertinas to those looking for better or responsive anglo concertinas.

I recently heard Edgley concertinas had been improved. On the plea of strong yen, I decided to buy a Edgley concertina at last.

I found a good-looking C/G concertina on his blog and bought it in March, 2011.

Layout : Jeffries layout
Reedpan : Parallel reedpan
Bellows : 7 fold bellows
Ends : Flat metal ends
Keys : 30 plastic(Delrin) keys

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It's very responsive and its sound is much better and mellower than his old concertinas. Though I still prefer my Wakker's sound to its sound, I enjoy playing it very much!

Because the A and B notes in G row on the right hand side weren't loud enough, I adjusted the reeds by myself. I slightly increased the gap between the reed tongues and the reed frames. Now, they're loud enough!

Though I may sell it in the future, I will enjoy playing it for a while.

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PS

I sold this concertina in October, 2011. I hope he enjoys playing it!

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Another Edgley ( in C/G )

Layout : Wheatstone layout
Reedpan : Parallel reedpan
Bellows : 7 fold bellows
Ends : Flat metal ends
Keys : 30 Delrin keys

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9 10 11 12

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I bought this one secondhand in 2017. I guess it was made several years ago. It's very responsive, too.

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