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  1. Hi all, I’m auctioning off my used but in good condition Rochelle (Anglo, 30 Keys) with softcase and tutor book (just uppgraded to the Wren)

    The starting price is 1900 Swedish kronor, about €183 / £152 /  $200.

    Tradera is the Swedish equivalent to ebay but it’s open to international bidders and has English. Apart from safer payment options the postage I can offer becomes MUCH lower. Check it out at https://www.tradera.com/en/item/210406/533340986/30-key-anglo-concertina-rochelle

  2. While not dead on topic to this thread, I think this is close enough to be of interest.


    I recently posted a link in the Videos section to a five minute Youtube video about an apprentice concertina builder working in Frank Edgley's shop. I think it's a wonderful video, very well made, interesting and with several shots that give you a feel for where Frank's instruments are constructed and some of the equipment involved.




    Really nice little documentary :-)



    "But maybe owlgal is thinking of a sort of combination, such as a weekend (or week, or series of evenings, or...) where several individuals each build their own instruments from supplied parts/kits under the watchful eye and direction of an "instructor"? I believe there's an annual event in England for doing just that with melodeons, but I haven't yet heard of one for concertinas."




    That's exactly what I mean :-) I also just received the repair manual book which will be interesting reading.

  4. It isn't great to pull on the bellows without a key pressed to allow air in.

    I don't know how tight your case is, but you can keep the bellows stretch to a minimum if you turn the case over with one hand and sort of "pour" the concertina into your other hand, instead of pulling the concertina upwards out of the case.


    Congratulations on your new instrument!


    Thanks, I'll try that out :-)

  5. Well, I received my Rochelle last week and wow! what a difference! The buttons handle more smoothly (and are smaller), the bellow is SO much easier to draw. The only thing I'm missing are the snap-on side-straps that my other concertina has but you can't get everything..

  6. Not to dampen the discussion but I ended up ordering a Rochelle, I was in luck that the Concertina Connection got in a used, 2nd gen. One of the main reasons (apart from the price $385 with postage) is that there are more teaching materials available for a 30-button Anglo than for a Hayden Duet. But who knows what the future holds..

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