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#37 JimLucas

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 07:11 AM

So while Chris has phrased it in terms of "demand", it seems to be more that the buyer got the key that a particular maker had used.

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So there was demand -- perhaps a better term is "a willing market" -- for that type of instrument, but it took a while to refine itself into a demand for instruments in particular keys.

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 01:13 PM

So while Chris has phrased it in terms of "demand", it seems to be more that the buyer got the key that a particular maker had used.

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So there was demand -- perhaps a better term is "a willing market" -- for that type of instrument, but it took a while to refine itself into a demand for instruments in particular keys.

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Like 150 years on, and we're still waiting ? :blink: :unsure:

As I have mentioned, some important issues relating to the key systems of 2-row button accordions (in both the English and Irish traditions) were only resolved in the 1950's, but it is still difficult to get tremolo and octave harmonicas in D (unless I order large quantities from manufacturers), many 4-stop melodeons are only available in C (and not D), and where are all the 20-key German concertinas in D/A ?

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 01:46 PM

...where are all the 20-key German concertinas in D/A ?

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I think most of the D/A Wheatstones turned up in Cincinnati, Ohio about 25 years ago. Maybe there were some German ones among them? :)

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:40 AM

Stephen and Jim,

I have seen a few used german concertinas in D/A over the years, mostly of fairly recent (post- 1970s?) date, on the smaller side, and with a single set of steel reeds. I have never been in a position to order quantities of new ones, so I don't know the availability of them, but if you have not been able to order them maybe they were discontinued a while back or possibly some distributor in this country made a special order, with the results still circulating here.

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 04:55 PM

I have seen a few used german concertinas in D/A over the years, mostly of fairly recent (post- 1970s?) date, on the smaller side, and with a single set of steel reeds. I have never been in a position to order quantities of new ones, so I don't know the availability of them ...

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Paul,

I was thinking more in terms of double-reeded ones, and really fancy getting one for myself, and maybe for some more of the older players around here ;) , like 90 year-old Paddy Frawley (who doesn't like the "new" English-style concertinas) or maybe Kitty Hayes might like one ? (I see she's selling her G/D.)

I'm in touch with a maker in Klingenthal, so if you are interested (and I know that you like the old German instruments), let me know.




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