WESSON Accordions
Rees Wesson
46 Gungrog Road
Welshpool, Wales, UK
SY21 7HP


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Tel: +44 (0) 1938 552309

Mobile: 07980 258038
e-mail: rees@melodeons.com


Castagnari UK agent since 1984 - all models available to order









Lilly wCastagnari Lilly. D/G melodeon

Single voice treble in D/G

Scale starts on 4th button
(Anahata layout - low G scale plus standard accidentals).
 
Tipo a mano (TAM) reeds


Walnut wood in stock.

Carrying case and two shoulder straps.



New: £1300.




















Castagnari Dony. D/G
melodeonDony


Two voice treble.

Swing tuning. Scale starts on 3rd button. (accidentals and reversals on the half row).

Tipo a mano (TAM) reeds

Left hand stop to remove thirds from the chords.

Walnut wood.

Carrying case and two shoulder straps.



New: £2500.


           

















Castagnari Tommy. D/G melodeonTommy

Three voice treble with stop to remove low octave.

Swing tuning. Scale starts on 4th button (low notes plus standard accidentals).

Tipo a mano (TAM) reeds


Cherry wood.

Carrying case and two shoulder straps.



New: £2500.



             
















Castagnari Nik D/G
melodeonNik


Two voice treble.

Swing tuning. Scale starts on 3rd button (standard accidentals).

  Super Dural reeds.

Made early 1990s.
Excellent condition, hardly a mark on it.

Cherry wood finish.

Carrying case and two shoulder straps.




Secondhand: £1050.


















Giustozzi. D/G melodeonGiustozzi

Three voice treble with stop to remove low octave.

Swing tuning. Scale starts on 4th button (low notes plus standard accidentals).

Tipo a mano (TAM) reeds

Left hand switch to remove thirds from the chords.

Cherry wood.

Carrying case and two shoulder straps.

Selling on behalf of customer.

Secondhand: £1350.

















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Giustozzi Organetto in D

Two voice treble

Standard Italian organetto layout
Reversals on the half row.
Ideal for tarantellas, etc.

Carrying case and shoulder strap.

Second-hand: £450


























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Gabbanelli. D/G melodeon

  Three voice LMM with two couplers.

Powerful Gipsy sound, great for Dartmoor tunes.

Case and two shoulder straps.

Secondhand: £1350




























B flatCajun accordion in B flat

Made on the Emmanuel Pariselle course
and sold to me as a project box.
I tidied it up and played it in my band for two years.
I've now made my own B flat box so this one is redundant.

TAM reeds, dry tuning, equal temperament.

The stops are jammed open so it's full on, full time.
A great box for Zydeco music.

Jack socket fitted but no mic inside (SM58 capsule recommended).

No case, one strap.

Secondhand: £750



















LaFleur
Cajun accordion in C

L'anse Grise by Brian LaFleur, made in Texas.

Beautiful craftsmanship, a cut above the average Cajun instrument.

I've played it in my band for two years.
I've now made my own C box so this one is redundant.

Binci reeds, Cajun (Just) tuning.


Jack socket fitted but no mic inside (SM58 capsule recommended).

Semi-flight case, one strap.

Secondhand: £1450.





















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I sell at a few select festivals or by post. A visit to my workshop in Welshpool in Mid-Wales is always possible by prior arrangement (no fixed opening times).
I can offer advice, information and repairs.
I am also available for concerts and workshops.

Contact me for more information: rees@melodeons.com

Tel: +44 (0)1938 552309 (Mobile: 07980 258038)



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MELODEON TUITION

TUITION: REES WESSON: Two row or single row melodeon. English, Continental, Zydeco styles.
Professional musician based in Wales/Shropshire Borders, but will travel anywhere - or you can come to me! One-to-one or workshop tuition. Previous clients include Sidmouth Festival, East Anglian Traditional Music Trust, Gleanings - Shropshire and Hands On Music (Melodeons at Witney). Contact Rees Wesson on 07980 258038 or e-mail: rees@melodeons.com

TUITION: English single-row style and repertoire tuition, from absolute beginners to experienced. Have tutored at Sidmouth & Cornwall festivals, Melodeons at Witney (97,99, 02), Folk South West, Shropshire Folk Arts, St Albans Folk and East Anglian Traditional Music Trust. Based in Suffolk, but travel widely, together with a bank of single-row melodeons if required. Contact Katie Howson, info@eatmt.fsnet.co.uk New">TUITION: The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust runs regular evening classes in Suffolk/Norfolk area, and an annual workshop day, 'Melodeons in Mid Suffolk'. Contact EATMT, info@eatmt.fsnet.co.uk

TUITION: DG melodeon, BC ,BCC# & continental chromatic button accordion & piano accordion. Based Anglesey but will travel for group tuition/workshops. Author of 'DG Melodeon - a Crash Course for Beginners'. Advice on all box related matters freely available. George Garside 01248 852508

TUITION: Accordion tuition on single row Cajun model. Based in East Midlands. Plays with R.Cajun/Bearcats/Cajun Roosters. Session work with Paul McCartney, Bill Wyman, Kate Bush, Mike Harding. Worked at many festivals. Can teach Cajun, Zydeco and related styles such as blues and rock n roll. Call Chris Hall on 01332 332336 or email chrishall@swampmusic.co.uk

TUITION:
Professional musician and experienced melodeon tutor based in 
Cheddar, Somerset.  Individuals and small groups, plus occasional 
organised workshops issy.emeney@zen.co.uk

TUITION: Ray Langton: one two and three row English style individual melodeon tuition based in North Shropshire. Have run workshops at Broadstairs, Sidmouth, Towersey, Loughborough, Beverley, Gate to Southwell, Oxford and Whitby. Also for Festivals, Schools and Events ĎMini Melodeonsí for up to 20 children (8+) and also taster sessions for adult complete beginners on specially adapted mini melodeons (up to 20 people at a time). Regular schools work in Shropshire see website www.raylangton.com contact ray.langton@talk21.com

Tuition: Luca Celano. English and Continental melodeon styles. Experienced professional musician and teacher based in Brighton, Sussex. All ages and abilities catered for. Music BA graduate, CRB checked. Individually tailored teaching materials put online at http://bellowsandstrings. blogspot.com/ for pupils to use in their own time. Contact Luca on 07906608819 or luca@celano.co.uk.

TUITION: Just bought a melodeon and donít know where to start with it? Or have you been plugging away at it for a while and are struggling to get both ends working together in harmony? Melodemon Melodeon Tuition offers friendly, one-to-one D/G 2-row melodeon teaching and guidance, aimed at absolute beginners to improver standard players. Online tuition offered via Skype. To make a booking, or for more details, please get in touch with Melanie Biggs: 07969060394  mel@melodemon.co.uk
 Based in Worcestershire, West Midlands. Share what you know. Learn what you donít.
  www.melodemon.co.uk

TUITION:
Richard Overton is an experienced exponent of the diatonic accordion and has worked with the East Anglian Music Trusts' Melodeons and More event, Broadstairs Folk Week, IVFDF and a number of private clients.  He is an experienced tutor with experience of working with students from beginner to advanced level. Based in Suffolk / Essex border. www.duorichardmaria.com

TUITION: 
Melodeon tuition available in West Somerset/North Devon with experienced qualified teacher.
Ceilidh band player for 20 years and Morris musician for 30!
   matt.swindlehurst@btinternet.com 



Melodeon Tuition in Devon with Ed Rennie.


One to one melodeon tuition at your home. Absolute beginners to advanced level. Edís unique notation method makes the course suitable for music readers and non readers alike. Melodeon hire available with lessons for those who wish to learn but donít have access to an instrument. Ed Rennie is author of The Melodeon Tutor. www.spinningpatharts.org.uk

 
 
The Melodeon Tutor (Book, DVD and CD) by Ed Rennie

 
Starting from absolute beginners the step by step approach takes you through the mysteries of playing the D/G melodeon all the way to advanced techniques playing in C major and A Major.
There is no need to be able to read music with this book as Ed has devised a unique numbering system to get you playing from the start. Itís also handy for explaining the more complicated fingering patterns. Many who have been taught by Ed have inadvertently learned how to read music as a by-product of this system!
This 54 page book comes with a 42 track CD, so you can hear what things are supposed to sound like. It also comes with a DVD of 30 video clips with right and left hand techniques shown in close up. Sometimes the written word just isnít enough.

www.spinningpathmusic.co.uk




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MELODEONS FOR SALE


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Junior Martin Cajun accordion in C. 4 stop. Believed to be no more than 5 years old and never used for gigs. This is a an immaculate box, finished in Curley Maple (Cherry stain) with black and white inlay. White crayfish display on the front of the bellows. Chrome buttons. Inbuilt Shure microphone. In absolutely immaculate condition. Comes with an aluminium cloth covered carrying case. I also have a Carlsbro professional ďBassbabyĒ amplifier complete with leads which is included in the asking price although I am willing to discuss selling the box and the amp separately. £1700

Telephone: 023 80844600. amadeus1940@tiscali.co.uk - Location: Dibden Purlieu, New Forest. (June 2016).


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Stephanelli two row beginners melodeon in D/G. Good beginners box in good used condition, £250. Contact Mark Mooncarrot1@gmail.com
(April 2016)
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If you are interested in restored Hohner Liliput CF GD or flat boxes.
modern 440 htz.Straight CF or flat box £500 or conversion to GD by famous restorer £850 then drop me a line .
 sarah@streetents.co.uk or 07778615384 around HR6.usually. (Feb 2016)


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FOR SALE:
Beltuna Samuel 3, A/D/G, padded straps, case £1800
Castagnari Laura, D/G, £1900
Dino Baffetti (Organetto) C, £350 (First button start)

All in excellent condition, more details/pics if interested! 
(Jan 2016)

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FOR SALE: Sandpiper Dunlin 111 ,tuned in D/,G 4th button start . Cherry wood construction. Italian reeds, fine tuned by Mike Rowbotham.
Purchased 14 months ago from the Music Room for a lot more than I am selling. I am a B/C player and thought I would give the D/G system a go but it is not for me.
One stop on right hand side to bring in low octave reed  to give full 3 voice sound or two voice for sweeter sound without using the stop.
One stop on left hand side to take out 3rds if required. Solid ,punchy and light a very versatile box all round. £700.
I can be contacted at felixblap@yahoo.co.uk or mobile 07943321518. (May 2015)

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FOR SALE:
SALTARELLE 'BERRY' D/G MELODEON
21 Treble and 8 Bass notes. One treble stop. One bass stop. 
3 voices. Swing tuned, (each note has two reeds swing tuned to middle octave, and the third reed tuned an octave lower).
Low notes rather than accidentals
Saltarelle hard case and straps.
It has had little use, and as well as looking great it plays beautifully.
£895.00 or v.n.o  (I recently saw a second hand one priced at £1200,00 reduced from £1400.00)
 
TWO ROW BUTTON MELODEON
Lovely old - St. Louis, USA - two row. 
I'm not sure which are the keys it plays in, but it has a lovely mellow tone.
The bellows are in excellent condition as is the whole box..
With strap; but no case.
£230.00 or v.n.o 
 
HOHNER 'BLACK DOT' DOUBLE RAY MELODEON B/C
This German melodeon (not Chinese) is as new and is in a spotless condition.
It has only been played a few times since new, and is in its original box that it came in.
£400.00  (over £600.00 to buy new)
 
Bruce Syddell 01449 673461 or e-mail bruce@syd.eclipse.co.uk. (March 2015)


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For sale: Lilly C/F Castagnari melodeon for sale. It is hardly used and comes with a hard case.
Offers to Lisa at lisa102@virginmedia.com or 07504092081 (Sept 2014)

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For Sale:  Little used Hohner Erica A/D. Red. v.g.c.  in hard case £350 or reasonable offer. Free postage UK
Contact  John P, on 01273 502 833 or text mobile 078 66 82 75 39. Or email John@playpalace.co.uk  (Sept 2014).

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For Sale: Hohner Club III M, C/F.  An old German model: 3 voice, 5 couplers (black and white), de-clubbed treble, club-style bass, half row designed by me with British and Western European music in mind (diagram available), reeds were tuned up professionally a few years ago, might benefit from a little tune-up but plays perfectly well, hard case with one fastener that needs fixing, 2 shoulder straps.  Iíd like £400 but feel free to haggle.  It looks and sounds more or less like this (but isn't this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR2RuJUDYUw
Located in Preston, Lancashire.  Contact James Ė james_tween@yahoo.co.uk
(July 2014)

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FOR SALE: EXCELSIOR CHILTERN 21 TREBLE, 3 VOICE, D/G MELODEON

This Melodeon sounds great, has only some very superficial scratches to the Cherry wood casing and comes complete with the original lined case. A slight modification was made at the time of purchase, namely that a hand carved button was installed in place of the existing air button in order to make the system a little more comfortable for the left hand thumb. The original button is in the case and can be very simply re-installed.

I am no Melodeon player (professional guitarist instead), I had envisaged learning but have not had time to really get to grips with the instrument in any meaningful way, would love to hang on to this instrument but it is too good to be kept as an ornament!

Currently these boxes are retailing at around £1800, this box is nearly mint so I'm asking for £1350 or near offer. I'm based in South East London, very happy to arrange viewing and chance to try out. Will organise delivery etc by agreement.

Contact Chris on 07861 214723 or email me at csarjeant@hotmail.co.uk  (July 2014)

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FOR SALE: Hello folks, Tim Edey here. I have a few boxes these days after many years of collecting varied ones that I have used to tour and record with. A Castagnari Dinn ii which was purchased new in year circa 1999 and dry tuned and in B/C tuning, very well used+played in, however great sounding and with plenty of life for a a beginner or pro alike in it yet. It comes with the original Castagnari case and I am selling because; 1. I never play it, 2. I now play a 3 row box and find the Dinn too small for my liking.
Bad points and I am totally honest with these; it needs a bass reed fixing (simple job id think as just one reed not sounding), left hand strap metal lower bracket went years ago during a concert and I just have tied it with strong string but you could easily get a proper clip/bracket done, it has usual wear n tear from an instrument that has been used on the road+in planes, trains etc few scratches, couple of hairline cracks that were professionally repaired but as I say does play great, sounds cool and is a lot less than buying a new one:)

I would be looking for around £1,400 (or best offer) and you can collect in person in Perth, Scotland or I can post in the UK for an extra £25 and elsewhere for little bit more I suspect. I have made a short video of the box and you can see that here so you can see it and hear it. My best wishes Tim:)
email or facebook me for more info; timedey@gmail.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcgImeTRf3Y&feature=youtu.be
(June 2014)


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MELODEONS WANTED

Wanted - Castagnari Hascy in BC.   New or second hand.  billgill17@hotmail.com  (Oct 2013).
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