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#1 morgan


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Posted 26 August 2003 - 04:33 PM

Having heard Jackie Daly (with Patrick Street) recently I fell wildly in love with the concertina. I am well-versed in trad as I play whistles high and low, but would like to receive any advice you could offer a pre-beginner on where and what to buy, and how to learn.

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 06:16 PM

There is a wealth of information on the home page www.concertina.net under "Buyer's Guide." Topics include:


Concertina Buyer's Guide: reviews, links, comments, photos, and more
Concertina Weights
Concertina Cases: New is Often Better, by Randy Merris
Time for an English?, by Roger Digby
Choosing a Chromatic Row Layout On Anglo, by Ken Coles
If It's Not A C/G, What Is It? [Keys], by Ken Coles
Wheatstone Anglos, numbers 50,000+, by Bob Gaskins
Dating Your Concertina - A Summary Guide, by Wes Williams
Dating Lachenal Anglo Concertinas: A More Accurate Method, by William Meredith
Dating and Placing of Jeffries Concertinas, by Randy Merris
A Thumbnail Classification of Concertinas, by Dan Richardson
Another Opinion On Accordion-Reeded Concertinas, by Ken Coles
Of Reeds, Shoes, and Acoustics, by Dana Johnson
Concertina vs. Accordion Reeds, by Dana Johnson
A "German Standard Concertina", by John Dallas
Inside a Crabb, by Mark Stayton
Concertina Guild, by Frank Edgley
Some Commentary by Wes Williams
Hayden Duet Resource List, by Ken Coles
Psst, buddy -- wanna buy a concertina? Concertinas and internet auctions and sales.
A Photo Gallery
Mr. Coles goes to The Button Box: A shocking pictorial
A Tale of Two Jeffries: How Paul went from one Lachenal to two Jeffries in under a month
C&R Dipper "Cotswold" anglo concertina review
Anatomy of an anglo concertina
Info and photos of a 49-key Jeffries
Mystery Lachenal
Mystery Wheatstone

Happy reading!

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#3 Chris Timson

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 09:39 AM

You may also like to try the Concertina FAQ at www.concertina.info which has an awful lot of information logically arranged, and which is as up-to-date as I can make it.


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