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New, Lower Priced Mid-Range Anglo From Concetina Connection?


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#1 Don Taylor

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:31 AM

I think that the Minstrel is new?
 
Seems like it is at a price point between the Rochelle and other hybrids like the Clover.

Has anybody tried one?

Added: Looks like the same casework design as the Clover. Maybe with cheaper bellows and reeds?
 


Edited by Don Taylor, 30 September 2017 - 10:13 AM.


#2 Takayuki YAGI

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 10:00 AM

I think the Minstrel is new. And same price range as APJ and McNeela's Phoenix. Reasonably priced and looks promising.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 03:52 PM

Since I'm in the market for an Anglo a step up from the Rochelle I inquired and received the following reply from Concertina Connection:

 

"The Minstrel is the economy version of the Clover, it has standard bellows, instead of the Wakker bellows, delrin buttons (vs. metal capped traditional), it has the same reeds and action. The performance values (airflow, dynamics, harmonic spectrum, etc.) is comparable to all the hybrids out there, but at a much lower price.”

 

Promising indeed.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

Perhaps this will bode well for a hybrid English between the Jack/Jackie and the Rose?



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:53 PM

I wrote to Concertina Connection and they told me that they do plan to introduce cost-reduced versions of the Rose (EC) and Peacock (Hayden duet).  These will, however, have fewer buttons than their older brethren. 

 

No timeline given as they are constrained by production capacity.  Actually they did say 'later this year' so not that long to wait.

 

Don.


Edited by Don Taylor, 06 October 2017 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:19 PM

Love the top hat in the fretwork - nice touch!

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:33 PM

Great to hear Don. I look forward to this, as it'll be the next in line for me after my Jackie, most likely.
 






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