Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Now taking orders for Bb/F Heritage concertinas

I am now taking orders for Heritage concertinas pitched in the Keys of Bb/F. As you know, my Heritage concertinas are made the traditional way, with steel reed tongues, brass reed frames, dovetailed into a hardwood reedpan. Bb/F concertinas have a very sweet tone, and are very good for accompanying singing, or playing a lot of the Scottish repertoire that you might find in "The Skye Collection," for example. The Bb/F concertina is also popular with several top Irish players who use it as a second instrument. It can be played with the very same fingering to produce familiar tunes and melodies in different keys. i.e. Bb, F, C, and Eb, being the easiest. Please contact me at fedgley@cogeco.ca or edgleyconcertinas@gmail.com .

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Instruments in the Works.

I am currently working on a few Hybrid models as well as a couple of Heritage Model concertinas. The Hybrid Models include an ebony C/G concertina. These instruments will be made with hand-made Italian-style reeds. The Heritage instruments include an ebony concertina with rosewood trim, as well as a bocote model with ebony trim. Both these instruments will use genuine concertina reeds. They are intended to be Wheatstone fingering, but could be changed to Jeffries if ordered before the reedpans are completed. The wait time for any of these instruments will not be long and should be measured in weeks, rather than months. These are not imports, but hand-crafted concertinas made here in my shop, in Windsor. Please e-mail me at fedgley@cogeco.ca for more details.