Classified Ads – For Sale

GALAXY Ab

Galaxy AbSeller offers a Galaxy Concertina in the Key of Ab (5 Press F) with one reed shift (high / low switch).

This instrument is in exellent condition; bellows are tight and it plays well.

Sales price is $2,000.

For more information and photos, please contact Danny at 605.610.5414 or dsalna(at)outlook(dot)com.

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SCHUCKERT’S C

Star Streamlined - Schuckert CSeller offers a Star Streamlined in the Key of C (5 Press A) with one reed shift (high / low switch).

This instrument is branded as a Schuckert’s Concertina. Henry Schuckert had a relationship with Star Concertina that allowed him to choose some of the best concertinas that were being manufactured to resell under his own brand. Schuckert was also known to adjust and fine tune the concertinas to his own specifications, making the Schukert models exceptional performers.

This Streamlined model is in exellent condition.

Sales price is $1,000.

For more information and photos, please contact Danny at 605.610.5414 or dsalna(at)outlook(dot)com.

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JOHN’S ACCORDION SERVICE

John's Accordion Service

The right place for accordion service, Limex MIDI and microphone installation, repairs, reed tuning, and restoration. Located in Windsor, Ontario, just across the river from Detroit.

For more information, please visit the website, or contact John at johnkie(at)cogeco(dot)ca, 313.347.8663 (United States) or 519.974.6224 (Canada).

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ARNO ARNOLD THIN LINE Bb

Arnold Thin Line BbSeller offers an Arno Arnold “Thin Line” in the Key of Bb (5 Press G) with three reed shifts (switches).

The Seller says that you have to hear this concertina to appreciate it. The tuning is something similar to a bondoneon. Tangos sound exceptionally well performed with this concertina. Each of the three switches on the right side has a very distinct sound to them. The “Thin Line” model is about two inches narrower than a standard chemnitzer concertina. This model is very easy to play, has a good keyboard, and is very air tight. Due to its design, having enough air to play 3 and 4 button chords is not an issue.

All of the reeds are tuned properly. You don’t have to worry about any issues with this concertina. This is a very unique and rare instrument that you might notfind anywhere else, and is the only one the Seller has ever seen like this.

Sales price is $999.

For more information, please contact Gaylen at gaylenhaas(at)gaylenhaas(dot)com.

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PEARL QUEEN C

Pearl Queen CSeller offers an exceptionally well-preserved plate reed Pearl Queen chemnitzer concertina in the key of C (5 Press A).

This concertina features a medium-stained wood that has beautiful character,
coloration, and lines. The plate reeds are in-tune and the new bellows are air tight, helping to make this a loud concertina.

Everything works excellent and is in near perfect condition. It is a very easy concertina to play. The Seller has never seen a similar concertina so well preserved and play so well. It also has new brown hand straps. This is a perfect concertina for your collection or to play.

Sales price is $699.

For more information, please contact Gaylen at gaylenhaas(at)gaylenhaas(dot)com.

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CUSTOM LEATHER HARNESS

Custom Leather Harness Custom Leather Harness

Seller offers custom made leather shoulder harnesses designed especially for use with a chemnitzer concertina. This is a brand new alternative to the standard neck strap, taking many months of thoughtful development. The design of the harness moves the weight of the instrument to the shoulders and relieves your neck and spine from unnecessary pressure and strain. This is the same shoulder harness that is now being used by several professional concertina musicians in the Upper Midwest.

The harness is available in either black or brown finish. It is constructed of 8 ounce cowhide with 1/2 inch thick sheep wool shoulder pads filled with 5/16 inch of additional foam cushioning.

There is a standard model with plain leather and nickel plated hardware ($159.00), or a deluxe model that features the addition of 32 genuine Swarovski Rhinestones (in choice of several colors) and decorative white stitching on the front straps ($179.00).

These harnesses are hand made one at a time by John Albiniak of Phillips, Wisconsin; master leather crafter since 1951. Delivery time is dependent upon current orders.

For more information or a full-color brochure, please contact John at jlal(at)pctcnet(dot)net.

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GRAND OCTAGON Bb

Grand Octagon BbSeller offers a beautiful 104 key plum Grand Chemnitzer Concertina that is in near perfect condition. This Italian made Grand concertina is very
rare and is one of only 12 ever made.

Do not be confused with the other octagon concertinas that came out after this model. They are slightly larger in size and more difficult to play. Unlike the larger octagon concertina’s, these Grand concertinas are light and easy to play. Of the 12 concertina’s manufactured of this type, I own three of them. After many conversations with other people in the concertina world, the remaining 9 concertinas have seemed to be missing. Therefore, the owner of this Grand octagon concertina will own a very special and unique instrument.

This triple reed concertina is in the key of Bb (5 Press G). It has 5 switches that work perfectly and differentiate between the three sets of reeds. From top to bottom, the switches are: 1) Bass 2) Band 3) Master 4) Violin 5) Clarion. Each combination of reads has its own beautiful sound. All the reeds and leathers work fine. In addition, I counted at least 943 shinny gem stones imbedded all across the concertina. This is a great concertina to add to your collection or to play out. People wonder what it is and are always amazed at the music that comes out it. See more pictures at gaylenhaas.com.

Sales price is $1,799.

For more information, please contact Gaylen at gaylenhaas(at)gaylenhaas(dot)com.

08/2016 – Back to Top

NEW PRICE REDUCTION
GLASS BROTHERS – THIN LINE C

Glass CSeller offers a Glass Brothers Thin Line Concertina (“ZephyrTone”). This concertina is a quadruple reed model in the key of C (5 Press A).

The instrument is in excellent condition and plays very well with great button action. It has an internal crystal microphone.

Sales price is now $2,000.

For more information, please contact Greg at 864.504.4220.

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STAR STREAMLINED C

Star StreamlinedSeller offers a 104-key Star Streamlined concertina with quadruple waxed-reeds tuned to the key of C (5 Press A) with one reed shift (high-low switch).

This concertina was recently entirely refurbished by master technician, Ivo Baldoni (Baldoni Accordions, Menomonee Falls, WI), so it sounds and plays beautifully.

Includes a nice hard shell case and neck strap.

Sales price is $1,800.

For more information, please contact Evan at evanm(at)wi(dot)rr(dot)com.

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WHEATSTONE AEOLA

Wheatstone AeolaSeller offers a rare 64 button, extended-treble, extended-tenor, Aeola English Concertina. Made in London in 1927. This is a professional quality instrument as well a collector’s item.

All reeds and notes work perfectly. From the lowest C note to the highest G note. The instrument has a sweet, powerful tone, volume to spare, and smooth button action.

This is a rare piece of musical history you can play professionally. The Seller would love for a real player to have this piece, it’s amazing!

For more information, please contact Mike at 801.703.1802 or mcmike62282(at)aol(dot)com.

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NEW PRICE REDUCTION
KARPEK Bb

Karpek BbSeller offers one of the last instruments manufactured by George Karpek. A very nice concertina in the key of Bb (5 Press G).

The quadruple reeds feature five shifts on the right-hand side. Nice sound and in great condition.

Sales price is now $1,200. Buyer pays for shipping costs.

For more information, please contact Paul at vadovs(at)wowway(dot)com.

03/2015 – Back to Top

NEW PRICE REDUCTION
GLASS C

Glass CSeller offers this Glass Concertina last owned by the late Henry Holtz, World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2002). This concertina has triple, plate reeds in the key of C (5 Press A). Manufactured by Ernest Glass and Sons, it was purchased between 1935 and 1945.

The original hard case and cover are included. This vintage concertina was very well cared for by a life-long concertina musician.

Sales price is now $900.

For more information, please contact Esther at 303.506.0475 after 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time / 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, or strutherse(at)comcast(dot)net.

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NEW PRICE REDUCTION
PEARL QUEEN C

Pearl Queen CSeller offers this Pearl Queen Concertina last owned by the late Henry Holtz, World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2002). This concertina has triple, plate reeds in the key of C (5 Press A). It is Pearl Queen serial number 5586, manufactured and purchased in 1935.

The original hard case and cover are included. This vintage concertina is in great condition.

Sales price is now $800.

For more information, please contact Esther at 303.506.0475 after 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time / 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, or strutherse(at)comcast(dot)net.

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NEW PRICE REDUCTION
GRAND Bb

Grand BbGrand quadruple reed. Key of Bb (5 Press G) with five reed switches / shifts. White finish with red tint bellows and microphone.

Sales price is now $1,200, hard case is included.

For more information, please contact Tony at 410.484.1615 or eastside_tony2003(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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NEW PRICE REDUCTION
PARKER C

Parker CParker quadruple reed. Key of C (5 Press A) with five reed switches / shifts. Black finish with gold bellows and new microphone.

Sales price is now $1,250, hard case is included.

For more information, please contact Tony at 410.484.1615 or eastside_tony2003(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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MAGNATONE 260

Seller offers a classic concertina amplifier, a Magnatone 260.

The amp is in good condition and sounds great. This amp is good for many types of instruments: concertina, accordion, bandoneon… even guitar.

This Magnatone 260 has two new 12-inch Jenson Mod speakers, and vibrato with a foot switch.

Sales price is $500 firm.

For more information, please contact Russ at 262.993.1729 or humeckih(at)aol(dot)com.

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HIGH FIDELITY DYNAMIC MICROPHONE

Microphone!High Fidelity Dynamic Microphone for Concertinas, Accordions and Bandoneons.

Greatly enhance the amplified sound of your concertina with a dynamic microphone. Many concertina manufacturers and technicians install this internal microphone in concertinas for professional and novice musicians as well as for the weekend hobbyist. This modern microphone design eliminates the squeak and squawk that exists with many of the old fashioned crystal microphones.

Once installed, this microphone plugs directly into an XLR (three pin) amplifier input, or simply use the included impedance matching transformer and plug into an amplifier with a 1/4 inch (TS) mono input. With this package you can plug your instrument into just about any type of amplifier or mixing board.

These high quality dynamic microphones feature a cardioid (uni-directional) polar pattern; a frequency response from 80 Hz to 12,000 Hz; an output impedance of 600 ohms (+/- 30 percent) at 1,000 Hz; and a sensitivity of -72 dB (+/- 3 dB).

Complete instructions are included with each microphone. Installation requires the use of simple hand tools and a soldering iron. Contact information for free support from a professional technician is provided to each Buyer.

The complete package of a high fidelity dynamic microphone, internal 1/4 inch jack, durable 10 foot long cable with 1/4 inch (TS) and XLR connectors, and an impedance matching transformer (XLR to 1/4 inch adaptor) is only $92.00. Shipping and handling is free for destinations within the United States. For delivery to locations outside of the United States, please Contact Us.

If you already have the necessary XLR connector, XLR cable and impedance matching transformer, you can purchase the dynamic microphone alone for $60.00. Shipping and handling is free for destinations within the United States. For delivery to locations outside of the United States, please Contact Us. Please note that this microphone will not operate correctly using the 1/4 inch high-impedance amplifier input. You must use the XLR low-impedance input, or the impedance matching transformer that is included with the purchase of the Microphone Kit.

Professional microphone installation is available for extra cost at a Central Wisconsin location. Special pricing is available for buying five or more units. Please Contact Us for more information.

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HAND STRAPS

Hand Straps!Isn’t it time that you replaced those old and worn hand straps on your concertina? Don’t risk damaging that expensive instrument or breaking one of those old straps during your next performance. These great-looking hand straps are made from high-quality cowhide, padded with real sheep’s wool and use nickel-plated metal buckles and snaps. The design, patterns and tooling originated with those straps made for, and used by, Star Concertina for decades. These are the same straps that are now used by several manufacturers on their new concertinas.

Each strap is sized correctly for use on standard-sized triple and quadruple reed chemnitzer concertinas and bandoneons. This is a sturdy strap, dyed black with contrasting white stitching and white wool padding. All of the hand straps are made of brand-new materials by a highly-skilled craftsman. They are individually inspected to ensure your complete satisfaction. With proper care, they will last for many years of normal use.

$50.00 per pair, which includes all shipping and handling for destinations within the United States. $55.00 per pair for destinations in Canada, and $60.00 for all other locations. Considering their superior quality and sharp looks, these straps are a real value.

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CONCERTINA INSTRUCTION BOOK

Concertina Instruction Book!You are never too young or too old to learn how to play the chemnitzer concertina, and with this helpful instruction book authored by Ken Schweim, anyone can be playing familiar songs in no time at all.

“Learn How to Play the Chemnitzer Concertina The Easy Way” is a newly developed instruction manual, that is written for today’s modern student in an easy-to-read style. In this book, Ken presents an informative introduction to the practical aspects of playing the concertina and he includes enough composition theory to help understand how to correctly interpret sheet music. The several, short lessons are based upon actual music arrangements and not frivolous or boring exercises. This makes learning fun and helps the student to build confidence and skills in a shorter amount of time than what is normally achieved using some other teaching methods.

The manual includes more than forty pages of instruction, and ten additional pages of charts and easy to play music arrangements. Ken has included many helpful photos and diagrams to compliment the text. The book has a convenient lay-flat binding and large-sized font that makes it easy to read while holding the concertina.

By the time you successfully complete the instructions and apply the methods described, you will be playing the chemnitzer concertina and enjoying a lifetime of music appreciation and fun.

The price for the book is only $24.95. Shipping and handling is free for destinations within the United States. For delivery to locations outside of the United States, please Contact Us.

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THREADED MICROPHONE ADAPTERS

Threaded Microphone Adapters!You can still amplify that vintage concertina! These hard to find Switchcraft 332AX adapters allow you to use a standard 1/4 inch (TS) mono male plug with the old-style center-conductor, friction-type (MC1M) microphone connector. The threaded coupling ring can also be screwed back and completely removed to convert the female microphone connector to a male type.

These nickel-plated, lead-free, shielded adapters will provide you with many years of economical, noise-free operation. Each connector measures approximately 2 inches in length with a 1/2 inch diameter barrel and a 3/4 inch diameter coupling ring.

$10.50 each, includes all shipping and handling for destinations within the United States. For delivery to locations outside of the United States, please Contact Us. The instrument cable shown in the photo is not included.

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