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  1. Thanks everyone, but I ended up splurging for the new just because all the used prices I was seeing weren't very much less. I really appreciate all of your advice!
  2. Hello everyone, I'm a musician's girlfriend looking to set him up with his first concertina. If I go new I'm looking at the Rochelle 30b for $415, but I was hoping to save some cash and go used. I'm not too committed on amount of buttons or even anglo vs. english, I just want to get the best quality for the best price. If anyone has anything or can point me in the direction of something please drop a line. Thank you!!!
  3. Wow thank you Matthew! I will certainly look into all of those options. It's definitely a surprise, so I really appreciate the decision making help.
  4. Thank you so much Matthew! Would you mind if I picked your brain once more? I've pretty much made up my mind about staying away from the D40, I'm pretty confident that he's going to play the thing constantly, and since he's a musician in general (started with piano) I'm worried that if I go too cheap and too "beginner" (even though he will be for the concertina specifically) he'll grow out of it too fast. I'm aiming at the $250, but I know the new Rochelles are supposedly a good deal at $415. Do you think it's kind of a waste to spend $250 if I can just bite the bullet and spend less than $200 more, or do you think one of the Chinese/italian ones you mentioned aren't too far off from the Rochelle? I'm thinking he would appreciate the 30 button, but there's so many varying opinions! THANK YOU AGAIN!
  5. Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and don't know much about concertinas besides the little bit I've learned from shopping around and reading reviews. I'd like to get my boyfriend one for Christmas and I could really use some direction. I was hoping to spend something around $250. I know I can't get anything amazing for that, but I would like to find better than something made in China (my backup plan would be the Hohner D40 I saw for $180). Would it be possible to find something used and of better quality? or should I continue looking at new ones? note: the boyfriend doesn't know anything about concertinas either, he's just expressed interest in wanting to learn. He currently plays melodica, and I think he would be happy with any type (yet I've just only seen Anglos in my price range) Thank you in advance for any and all advice!! -Rachel
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