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This is one of two superb Jeffries for which a customer has asked me to find a good home. (He is thinning the herd since he is about to emigrate to Australia.) It was restored around 4 years ago by Colin Dipper, with new 7-fold bellows by Rosalie, and it is an absolute cracker!

A rare Ab/Eb example, it has all the response and volume you expect of a Jeffries, but in a wonderfully growly lower range. It also comes with a bomb-proof Peli Storm hard case.

It could be years before you find another Jeffries in these keys, let alone one in such outstanding condition... don't let it get away!

Price: £5400

38-key Jeffries in Ab/Eb

 

 

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30-key Jeffries in C/G

 

 

I can vouch for this one personally, since I restored it about three years ago, with new pads, valves, bushes and straps, French-polished woodwork, and new 7-fold bellows, which are now beautifully played-in.

Responsive, well-balanced and fearsomely loud, it has everything you expect of a good Jeffries, in spades. And like the one above, it comes in a Peli Storm hard case.

As always, if you're within striking distance of Norwich, you're welcome to come and try either of these exceptional concertinas.

Price: £4900

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31-key Crabb/Ball Beavon Anglo in C/G

 

 

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Ball Beavon was a top London retailer whose Anglos were all made by Crabb - an association which lasted, I believe, into the 1930s. This one, No. 8952, is a good deal earlier, probably dating from the days when Crabb also made Anglo's for Jeffries - and in terms of response, volume and tone, it's hard to tell apart from my own 38-key Jeffries. I have made and fitted new 7-fold bellows, along with new pads, valves, bushes and straps. The ends have been re-polished by my tame metal-finishing ace, and I have stripped and French polished the woodwork. It comes complete with its original wooden case, complete with strap, lock and key.

In short, this is a top-quality Anglo that will give any Jeffries a run for its money, but for about £1000 less.

Price: £3500

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