Thursday, December 9, 2010

On the Workbench

Avaiable soon will be the following concertinas:

(1)-ebony Professional Model, polished stainless grills - SOLD
(2)-African sapele with rosewood trim, Professional Model,polished stainless grills - SOLD
(3)-Eucalytus Burl, Professional Model, polished stainless grills - SOLD(
4)- "Special Professional Model", cocobolo with ebony trim, and ebony-trimmed cocobolo handles. This one will be a "real looker", as the cocobolo has remarkable colour differentiation.- SOLD

All have bellows with seven deep folds.

Current instruments "on the bench" have now been spoken for. Keep watching as new instruments come available, or call 519-991-3100 (or e-mail to order a concertina made specially for you.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Did You Know?

Frank Edgley Concertinas have the deepest fold of any known contemporary concertinas, with a designed depth of 35 mm. With this depth and seven folds, they are capable of superior extension. Edgley concertinas are finished with the best quality goat hide. Goat has been known to be the best, and hardest-wearing of materials for bellows. Owners of Frank Edgley Concertinas should be able to pass their concertinas on to their children and/or grandchildren.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Recent Developments

Sorry I could not get the pictures of the Ebony instrument and the Oak one on the blog. They have been sold already. The Ebony instrument going to a notable musician in the New York area. However, there will soon be an African sapele concertina with ebony trim available---special price. As soon as I can get it together for a picture I will post it here. If you might be interested in this concertina, please e-mail me at or call me at 519-991-3100.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Please use this e-mail when contacting me: . The address has been giving me problems, and I'm not sure all correspondence is coming through.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Soon to be available

No pictures yet, but there will be an ebony Professional Model, and an oak Session Box available soon. Both are C/G instruments. Call 519-991-3100 or e-mail me at for details.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Recent Concertinas

We have photos here showing two recently-made concertinas. The Bird's eye maple with ebony trim has been shipped to Ajax Ontario. The "Tree of Life" oak instrument (with rosewood trim) is destined for Paris. If you like either of these two concertinas and would like me to make a similar one for you, please contact me at 519-991-3100 or e-mail me at for more details.

Friday, July 23, 2010

An Easy Way to Purchase an Edgley

I know how these hard economic times is making the purchase of you next concertina more difficult. I am announcing a new programme to make it easier:
-Agree to pay the regular price as shown on my order form
-Pay the initial $250 downpayment.
-Arrange to pay a monthly amount, due at the first of every month
-When the instrument is paid off, I will ship it to you.
-If you find you cannot afford to continue payments and there is still an outstanding balance, you may ask for a refund.
-I will then put your instrument up for sale.
-When sold, I will send you a full refund less deposit and a small handling fee.

This is my version of the traditional "Lay Away Plan", popular in the '50s & 60s. If interested, call me at 519-948-9139 or e-mail me at .

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Ebony Concertina

I am finishing up a new ebony concertina with seven fold bellows, and stainless grills. It will be available in a week or so. Please contact me for details. .

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I have just posted this photo of a recently-made bird’s eye maple concertina with ebony-capped handles and edge trim. I have another body made up just like the one in the photo. If you would like this to be yours, please send me an e-mail to
Also available with stainless end grills:
Mexican bocote instrument (see earlier post)
Wooden Tree of Life concertinas:
& more…
All orders received from this date to the end of August will receive $100 off list price on Professional Model Instruments. Concertinas shipped to the USA will be charged no US or Canadian taxes or duty. Please copy the form on this site and mark the new price when you send me the order form & deposit. Offer good until the end of August only.


Monday, May 3, 2010

New Instruments for Immediate Sale 2010/05/03.

Send me an e-mail if you would like to learn more about these concertinas.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Instrument(s) coming up for sale

It's been a while since my last entry. Sorry about that, but the shop has been very busy. Available immediately is a nice Sapele C/G Wheatstone instrument---seven fold bellows, performer's model, stainless grills with raised edges. It is a great player, with a very nice refined tone.
Also, I have a new wooden-ended concertina for sale. It is the first wooden-ended instrument with the "Tree of Life" design to be made in my shop. It is a professional model and has a beautiful woody sound. I really like the ways it plays and sounds so I offer it for sale with great reluctance. The wood is pau ferro. The grain is oriented at an angle, giving it a windswept or stormy appearance-----seven deep fold bellows, dark bushing around black buttons, ebony capped pau ferro handles.
Pictures of both instruments will appear in a day or so at this site. If interested, please contact me by e-mail at Both instruments available immediately.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dark Cocobolo Concertina Sold

The dark cocobolo instrument has been sold and will be flying off to County Galway on Monday. Coming up will be an African Sapele instrument. At this stage, it could be configured with standard or angled reedpan. It is a metal-ended instrument with C/G fingering, seven deep-fold bellows. Pictures to follow as it is not ready for photos, yet. Contact me at .

Friday, March 5, 2010

Parsippany New Jersey

I will be travelling to the Comhaltas Convention in Parsippany New Jersey, on April 9and 10 to show some of my instruments. Here, anyone will have the opportunity to stop by and chat, have a tune or two, and try out my concertinas. There may also be other makers showing instruments at the Parsippany Hilton, on those days. Hope to see you there! You can Google Comhaltas Convention 2010 for more details.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Edgley Concertinas Used on CD in Ireland

I recently made two concertinas for a concertina player in Ireland. One of the instruments I made for Sean is a G/D and one is a C/G. Sean O'Dwyer is a very good player, although not known on this side of the Atlantic. His style is very different than the Clare style of playing that we mostly hear. The CD contains polkas and slides, typical of the music from the Beara Penninsula, as well as some tune types we hear seldom---flings, two steps etc. His style is also more like the music we would hear in Cork and Kerry especially from box players in the Slieve Luacra region. When listening to Sean's CD I can easily imagine him fitting in quite well with players the likes of Johnny O'Leary. I am especially pleased that he chose to use two of my concertinas exclusively on this CD. I would recommend this CD to anyone who likes lively Irish music and the style of music from this region. Contact me if you would like to obtain this CD.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dark Cobolo Concertina for Immediate Sale

These are pictures of the cobolo concertina mentioned in my last post. Very mellow tone, seven deep-fold bellows, C/G Jeffries fingering. This instrument is available immediately. Contact me at .

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Cocobolo concertina available NOW

This is a fine looking & playing concertina. It has C/G Jeffries fingering. The wood is a very dark cocobolo.---polished stainless ends. No Canadian taxes if shipped out of country and no taxes or duties if shipped to the USA. Pictures to follow.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Musical Instrument Museum

This is the concertina sent in early February to the Musical Instrument Museum in Tempe Arizona. I thought that Mexican bocote would be an appropriate wood, trimmed with ebony. I have another concertina body with the same bocote/ebony combination, which is available to be made into a C/G, Bb/F or whatever. Contact me at for further details.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Recently made concertinas (Jan. 2010)

Here we have photos of two concertinas destined for Ireland. All are ebony. One has a touch of bloodwood trim, one has king wood trim, while the the third has maple trim. All have polished stainless.

I am currently working on a concertina of dark cocobolo, which should be available soon. It is C/G with Jeffries fingering, and can be finished as a Professional Model (with angled reedpans) or Performers Model, with standard reedpans. It is within two weeks of being finished and shippable. No picture is currently available as it is not together yet.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I am now accepting repairs of vintage and vintage-style concertinas as well as repairs to mid-priced "hybrid" concertinas. Please contact me through my e-mail .