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        VERSION     :   1.22
    
        AUTHOR      :   CHRIS TIMSON
                        
            
        DATE        :   9 April 2011
    

    CONTENTS

  • 1 .............................. Introduction
  • 2 .............................. History
  • 3 .............................. Types of Concertina
  • 4 .............................. Buying Advice
  • 5 .............................. Tutors and Other Books
  • 6 .............................. Repair Techniques
  • 7 .............................. Miking Concertinas
  • 8 .............................. Makers and Repairers
  • 9 .............................. Shops and Dealers
  • 10 ........................... Clubs and Organisations
  • 11 ........................... Magazines
  • 12 ........................... The Internet
  • Appendix 1: Wheatstone and Lachenal Dates of Manufacture
  • Appendix 2: Reviews

  • Please note that Appendix 2 does not form part of the ASCII version of this FAQ. It is only available online, and updates to it will not be reflected in the version number of the FAQ.



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        DOCUMENT HISTORY
        
        v1.0    11 Feb 1995       Initial release
    
        v1.1    3 March 1995      Various amendments and updates following
                                  feedback on v1.0
    
        v1.2    8 April 1995      Minor amendments, additions and updates
    
        v1.3    6 May 1995        Quote at head of introduction added: found
                                  by Alan Clarke of Manchester Morris and
                                  quoted in Concertina World, the ICA
                                  newsletter. Other minor amendments and
                                  additions.
     
        v1.4    1 July 1995       New Internet section. Address for Frank
                                  Edgley (at last!). Substantial rewrite of
                                  text on Chemnitzer concertinas.
    
        v1.5    28 October 1995   Minor amendments, additions and updates.
                                  Another rewrite for Chemnitzers (I promise
                                  I'll get it right one day). Wheatstone dates
                                  of manufacture added in an appendix as it is
                                  of minority interest.
    
        v1.6    28 December 1995  Record change of accordion mailing list to
                                  rec.music.makers.squeezebox. One other
                                  minor tweak. (1.6a new URL for Bob Tedrow).
    
        v1.7    1 April 1996      Minor amendments, additions and updates. A
                                  few corrections of historical fact in sec. 2.
    
        v1.8 - v1.12 (June 1996 - February 1997) Further minor amendments,
                                  additions and updates.
                                
        v1.13   25 January 1998   Addition of Lachenal dating formulae.
                                  Addition of Concertina Maintenance Manual
                                  details. Other assorted amendments.
    
        v1.14   30 May 1998       Major rewrite of Buying Advice section.
    
        v1.15   29 August 1999    Lots of minor amendments, plus the new
                                  Button Box concertina.
    
        v1.16   12 April 2000     8 months since the last version, many
                                  minor amendments.
    
        v1.17   18 February 2001  10 months this time, many minor amendments
                                  and some re-organisation.
    
        v1.18   1 November 2001   Some significant additions to clubs, makers
                                  and Internet sections. New home on the web
                                  at www.concertina.info.
    
        v1.19   6 October 2002    Lots of minor amendments.
    
        v1.20   5 December 2004   Lots of minor amendments.
    
        v1.21   23 July 2006      Lots of minor amendments, also (way overdue, but
                                  very sad) all mailto links converted to graphics
                                  to prevent spammers from scraping them.
        
        v1.22   April 2011        Checking and updating all links, plus the usual odds
                                  and sods.