I have been working on a Heritage Model Concertina for the past number of months. It is finally completed, and tuned. All I have to do is play it and put it through its paces. As you can see from the photos it is ebony with rosewood trim. Reeds are mounted in brass frames dovetailed into the solid maple reedpan in the traditional concertina fashion.
If you are interested in this traditional vintage-style concertina please contact me at email@example.com for details, price etc.
Latest Edgley Concertina.....Gone! This concertina was sold before I could get the photo loaded onto this site. It's a Professional Rosewood Model with Modified Wheatstone Fingering. This option (Option One) allows for a draw C# as well as the the usual push C#. There is also a push F#, the same F# that you find on the draw of the first button of the G row, right side, giving more optional fingerings than on a standard Wheatstone or Jeffries. Contact me for details.....
We have now made 25 Heritage Models, with the concertina-style reeds, and well over 400 Session, Performer's, and Professional Model concertinas which use the hand-made Italian-style reeds. We have been making concertinas now for at least 15 years. At the present time, the strength of the US dollar makes an Edgley concertina, for US customers, a real bargain, costing less than any of the vintage-style concertinas and even any of the more basic hybrid models.
I started being serious about music in my teens after several forays into piano and clarinet. This was with the Highland bagpipe. I played for a number of years and became Pipe Major of the Scottish Society of Windsor Pipe Band. We won numerous prizes, including Canadian Championship, US Championship, Interprovincial, North American Championship and Champion Supreme. Concertina playing began to interest me around 1978. I began to repair vintage concertinas in the 80's, and did so until retirement from teaching elementary school. I have also qualified and played in the All-Ireland senior concertina competitions three times. Harold Herrington, of Dallas, a good friend and concertina maker suggested I start making concertinas and helped me get started. As of January 2015 I have made around 450 concertinas and shipped them to customers around the world.