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#1 Canary Bird

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:34 AM

Has anyone had the opportunity to play both the Marcus Standard anglo c/g and the The Clare from Irish Concertina Co. in order to compare them?

 

The both look like fine instruments and in the same market range for price/quality.  The Marcus has 7 bellows and you can get it with stainless steel ends, while The Clare lists 6 bellows and hard case.

 

http://www.marcusmus...oncertinas.html

http://www.theirishc...cts//the-clare/

 

Any thoughts or input before I buy would be greatly appreciated!  THANK YOU!

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:01 PM

I have just happily purchased and acquired a Marcus G/D.  It is great!  I had the opportunity to pick it up at Marcus' shop a few weeks ago and one son, my wife & I are fighting for playing time!  I would repeat this purchase from Marcus again!



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:20 AM

On specification, they look comparable.  I had a Marcus and it was a nice instrument, good quality, nice action.  I got good service from Marcus and it arrived sooner than expected.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:43 AM

... one son, my wife & I are fighting for playing time!  I would repeat this purchase from Marcus again!


Sounds as if you may need to. :D



#5 Bruce McCaskey

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 01:42 AM

I've tried both but several years apart so I can't really compare them. Just recently sold a C/G Marcus Deluxe and thought it was a nice concertina. Good response, easy to play, nice sound and never a problem. Only sold it because I've come to own some high end instruments and it was redundant.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:24 PM

My favorite hybrid concertina is still the Morse. Light, well made, and very responsive.

The people at The Button Box are also a pleasure to deal with. 



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:02 PM

Has anyone had the opportunity to play both the Marcus Standard anglo c/g and the The Clare from Irish Concertina Co. in order to compare them?

 

The both look like fine instruments and in the same market range for price/quality.  The Marcus has 7 bellows and you can get it with stainless steel ends, while The Clare lists 6 bellows and hard case.

 

http://www.marcusmus...oncertinas.html

http://www.theirishc...cts//the-clare/

 

Any thoughts or input before I buy would be greatly appreciated!  THANK YOU!

just noticed this topic. Curious as to which you eventually went for?

 

Ive just got a Wolverton G/D. (I dont think he was in business when you originally posted. ) I have to say that for the money it is the finest concertina Ive heard/played. I intend to replace my c/g in a year or so and based on my experience of dealing with Jake at Wolverton will almost certainly go to him for it






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