at 2346 Meldrum Rd, Windsor , N8W4E4
Maker of handcrafted Anglo concertinas
For the past fourteen years, our mission has been to make the very best concertinas we could produce. We have continued to modify our design to improve tone and response to the point where we believe our instruments meet our "mission statement." To date we have made over 400 concertinas. In 2012, we began a new line of concertinas, the "Heritage" concertina, to add to our "Professional, Performers' and Session Box Models." The latter (Hybrid) instruments use Italian-style reeds, while the Heritage concertinas uses 19th century English-style concertina reeds. The "Edgley Concertina" is hand-crafted, one at a time, from the best materials and components. All reeds used in the construction of Edgley Concertinas are the very best hand-made reeds available, made to our specifications. All bellows are made in our workshop, have seven deep folds for maximum extension, and are covered with the best quality nappa goat hide, the most durable leather available. The reeds are tuned to "studio" tolerances. I have nineteen years experience in tuning concertinas, and have tuned the concertinas of all three "All-Ireland" concertina champions residing in North America. The body, bellows and bellows frames, reed-pans, buttons and mechanisms are all hand-made. The body of the instruments can be made of a variety of woods, selected by the customer. Metal grills are hand-polished stainless steel. These are cut by laser by one of Canada's leading instrument makers. They are then pressed to achieve an articulated edge and three dimensional effect. Handstraps are constructed of tooled leather with the traditional knurled brass thumbscrew adjustment system. The buttons are slightly domed to make the most comfortable buttons possible. The mechanisms of Edgley concertinas are noted for their quickness and quiet action, as are their very sensitive Hand-Made reeds. Because of their design and quality of construction, they should remain this way for a lifetime. These are concertinas that you will definitely not outgrow, and should last several generations.
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The G/d Professional Model concertina has been shipped to its new owner!
The concertina has ended up being a G/D. It's in the tuning process right now.
We have had a very good year, making close to 30 instruments. Our Heritage instruments continue to be popular and now are offered with Jeffries and two modified Wheatstone fingerings. Our Professional Model is still very popular and is a very good choice for players who want good tone, fast action at an affordable price. The waiting time between receipt of the order and delivery continues to be around three months for the Professional, with the occasional instrument available with little or no waiting.
As soon as we have a photo, we will post a picture of the latest Professional Model instrument. It is crafted of African Bubinga, and its book-matched grain pattern is highlighted with a deep reddish tint. It is in the tuning process right now, and is almost ready to ship to whomever would like to start the New Year off with this beauty. Call me at 519-991-3100, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Just completed a eucalyptus burl concertina with ebony trim and handles. Photos to come soon.
Latest order received from New Zealand player. This is a first from New Zealand, joining others from Canada, USA, England, Russia, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Belgium, France, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan. This is off the top of my head. If I have left anyone out, please let me know.
Follow this link to our blog and you will see new options for custom button layouts as well as photos of a beautiful Eucalyptus burl instrument we recently completed. http://edgleyconcertinas.blogspot.ca/2014/09/new-photos-and-other-stuff-here-are.html?m=1
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The fourth concertina from the left is the Heritage instrument I use as a demo. It is eucalyptus burl with rosewood trim. It is now getting broken in nicely. It has a very strong concertina sound without the stridency of some of the newer (and older) makes. I am very pleased with it. It can hold its own against any other vintage or vintage-style instrument!
I'm currently working on a G/D or Ab/Eb.....it could be either at this moment. It is ebony with a touch of rosewood trim.....many layers of finish, so it should really be nice. If you are interested, please call me at 519-991-3100 for more information, or to determine whether it will be a G/D or Ab/Eb.
Concertina making is progressing nicely. We have made between 28 - 30 concertinas this year.....Heritage, Performer's, Session Box, Professional Models. Considering the amount of work involved in hand-crafting these instruments, it's been a productive year.... roughly one concertina every two weeks, at least. Many thanks to Gwen Edgley, Paul Stewart, and Judah Zakoor for their conscientious, hard work! Best wishes to all, this holiday season!