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FOR SALE - a Hohner Pirola III piano accordeon - 120 bass, 6 treble couplers, 3 bass couplers, and hard case, some wear and tear - £150 - contact Pete Redman 01775 820340 (Donington)

For sale Hohner Pirola III









FOR SALE - a Calvi piano accordeon - 120 bass, 2 treble couplers, and hard case, good condition (no bellows wear) - £250 - contact Pete Redman 01775 820340 (Donington)

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FOR SALE - a pair of used wedge-shaped AC Euro floor monitors, 100 watts, electrically tested, excellent working order - £100 - Dean Hardy 07595 219357

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WANTED MELODEON PLAYER Mortimer’s Morris Ladies team are looking for a competent Melodeon player? Must have an interest in French and European music. We practice 12-4pm once a month and every Sunday evening in:  

St John’s Church Community Centre, Graylands Road, Bilborough, We have a wide selection of instruments in the band: Two Hurdy Gurdy’s, Flute, Violin, Bassoon, Octave Mandolin, Bass Guitar, occasional Melodeon and Darbuka drum. The team dance out at various festivals throughout the UK, playing at Sidmouth next year and one in Europe. The musicians are dressed in black suits, Fedora, purple polka dot shirts and shades. A very cool and distinctive look! Take a look: Contact Jon Shepherd if interested in joining us.

FOR SALE - Hammered dulcimer - made for me by local luthier Terry Warrington in 1987.

Includes a hard case, removable leg (for when you balance the front of it on your knees, take the leg off when playing on a table).

Also various pairs of hammers, tuning wrench, spare strings and electronic tuner.

Also the instruction book "All the tunes that ever there were" by dulcimer maestro Dave Kettlewell, with cassette tape.

Located at Helpston. Leave a message for Mark Swingler on 01733 252067 or email 

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FOR SALE - Stagg electric violin only used a few times as I have bought a 5 string for performance now. Comes with a case and rosin.  £130 when I bought it new the price was £225


 Body & Bridge -  Body: Solid Maple

  • Body Shape: ‘S’ Design
  • Scale Length: 325mm
  • Total Length: 590mm
  • Bridge: Maple
  • Finish: Lacquered
  • Colour: Metallic Black

 Neck & Fingerboard -  Neck Material: Maple

  • Fingerboard: Solid Wood
  • Fingerboard Colour: Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin

 Electronics & Hardware -  Equaliser Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass

  • 3.5mm Inputs: 2
  • 7mm Outputs: 1
  • Tailpiece:Metal with Fine Tuners
  • Saddle: Black Plastic
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Pegs: Black Plastic

 Anne Brown, Burnham & Brown Properties, 65 Windsor Road, Yaxley, Peterborough PE7 3JA 01733 241006 07802 403551
















FOR SALE - Full size violin, bow and caseA very nice clean instrument with quite a good tone plays well, the bow is in very good condition; you are welcome to come and try before deciding to buy. The case is a little sad so has a strap around it . Only for sale as I decided it was time to hand on some of my instruments that are not getting played as much as they should. I have had this violin for a few years as a good spare but now have another that I use as the spare. Retails new for around £320 new - price here only £200. The current description for this violin is "the Stentor Conservatoire violin outfit is chosen by intermediate players and above and often recommended by teachers as a step-up instrument for students. It offers a high standard at a reasonable cost. The instrument is hand carved from attractive selected tonewoods and the violin outfit is complete with a professional style oblong case and good quality bow. The Conservatoire has a carved spruce front and carved flamed maple back and ribs, finished in Stentor's Shellax varnish. With ebony fittings. It comes with a selected wood bow with natural white horsehair and full mounted ebony frog." Buyer collects from Yaxley, near Peterborough. Contact 07802 403551.

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Musicians who want to try West Gallery music - violin, viola, flute, oboe, clarinet - even those a bit rusty. Contact Pete Shaw on 01778 571563 or email here


 FOR SALE - Beginner's violin kit, complete with full size violin, with adjusters on all four strings, to make tuning easier, bow, immaculate carrying case including a shoulder strap, and even rosin. Price £70, buyer collects. Pete Shaw 01778 571563

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 FOR SALE - Paolo Soprani Elite I 4 voice, 2 row accordion in B/C 23/8, currently selling for an average price of £2,500 but £1,250 here. Free postage in UK or can collect from Sawtry or Stamford. Contact

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