I carry my concertina in a padded gig-bag with a shoulder strap.
Soo, I lifted it out of the back of my car last Tuesday, swung it over my shoulder and ..... down it went on to the tarmac!!
One clip of the strap had in some mysterious fashion become UN-clipped!
The damage, I hear you ask??
It's a 30 button metal ended Marcus. The resistance of the strap over my shoulder meant that it landed fair & square on the left hand end. The impact on the hand rest has distorted the grille quite badly without damaging the wood/carcase. Bellows are OK but the shock has obviously disturbed some of the reeds.
One note just don't sound at all whilst others are slow to start or choke shortly after sounding.
So it's off to hospital for the poor wee thing! all packed up by the front door ready to go to the Post Office tomorrow.