Friday, October 30, 2020

 Some Shop Pictures

I recently came across a few old pictures taken in my shop. I can't date them, but they are a few years old. I thought I would share them.

Birdseye maple with ebony trim.

                                                      A very red piece of bubinga.
Ebony with maple trim.
                                                            Matching wooden Handles.
Wooden-ended oak instrument.
                                                                     Sapele Concertina.
                                                                Book-matching the body.
Sorting the reeds for a Heritage Concertina.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A Rare Opportunity!

I have just received one of my instruments, which the owner wants me to sell for him. For whatever reason, he did not really play it since he purchased it a few years ago. It is in MINT condition... no signs of wear. You can tell by the fact that it still retains that polished look even where it would be played over the knee. Also straps do not show wear. This ebony instrument will be sent to the new owner after I double check the tuning and make any adjustments, if necessary.

 If you are interested in buying yourself an early Christmas gift, contact me at frankedgley@gmail.com.It could be on its way to you within a week of me receiving payment. 

This instrument has been sold.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Latest

This concertina was just finished. The new owner ordered a wooden-ended concertina with contrasting trim on the body, cut-away handles capped with the same contrasting wood and bellows papers. It will soon be off to the new owner in Japan.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Indian Rosewood with Mesquite Trim


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mexican Bocote Heritage Concertina
This is the latest concertina to be completed at Edgley Concertinas. It is made from a very beautiful Mexican Bocote with an ebony trim. As with all our concertinas, we do not use thin veneers, but cut the wood from the stock wood we have in the shop. There are seven fold bellows covered in leather and with stainless grills. Wooden end grills are also available. All Heritage models have English-style reeds fitted into a traditional radial reedpan similar to those made by Wheatstone, in the early 20th Century. Our concertinas have whisper quiet action, because of our unique mechanism design and use of felt bushings and dampers. May 2020.
Handsome Mexican Bocote Concertina
This is one of the more recent concertinas. It is a Heritage concertina, meaning that it is made the same way English-made instruments were constructed.....English-style reeds with steel tongues and brass shoes. These reeds are individually made tapered to a 5 degree angle. Every note has its own reed, installed into the reedpan which is laid out by hand. The reed pans are made and fitted into the bellows frames. Edgley concertinas have a radial reedpan which, in my opinion, gives them a strong, but mellow tone. Hybrid concertina are differently made with the reedpan installed permanently into the body of the instrument. Our hybrid concertinas are made using special hand-made (A Mano) Italian-style reeds. There are two reed tongues to each reed frame, which make them less complicated to construct. Both types of concertinas produce a beautiful tone, but slightly different from each other. The same quality of materials and workmanship are present in both types of instruments.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

FOR SALE
Rare 30 button Wheatstone fingering C/G concertina, in excellent shape and tune. This instrument was made by Frank Edgley Concertinas from Southern Australian eucalyptus burl. This is a rare and expensive wood, and looks great with the rosewood trim. The owner cannot play due to health concerns and needs to part with this beauty. Please text me at 519-991-3100 for further details or email me at fedgley@cogeco.ca.
THIS INSTRUMENT HAS NOW BEEN SOLD!