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TJPearson

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  1. TJPearson

    John Connor Crane/triumph Duet

    At last, I have sold this concertinaūüėĀ, thanks to all who made helpful and encouraging comments. Shalom TJ
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    John Connor Crane/triumph Duet

    Hello, thanks for the PM
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    John Connor Crane/triumph Duet

    I have been involved with concertinas for more years than I care to admit to and had many instruments through my hands, so I must admit to being a little puzzled as to the minimal reaction to my attempts to sell this instrument. I have been out of mainstream concertina playing for quite a few years and so lost touch with values and market forces. I did recently chat with a concertina friend from way back who thought it might be a good idea to mention that this particular instrument is of very good quality and tone. It measures up well against my wife's 57 Key Crabb Crane Duet, which was made for her by Neville and Geoff in 1983. What more can I say? £2,000-00 is a good price and I am prepared to wait for the right buyer.
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    John Connor Crane/triumph Duet

    55key Crane/Triumph Duet System Concertina, made by John Connor 172869470796
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    John Connor Crane/triumph Duet

    Not sold as yet, but it is on ebay.
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    John Connor Crane/triumph Duet

    Now on ebay, at a higher price to cover their fees.
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    John Connor Crane/triumph Duet

    Trying to sell this instrument, yet again! ‚Äč Seems like an annual event, but there must be someone out there who would like it. ‚ÄčI have reduced the price, but this is the lowest I can go. ‚ÄčHere is as much as I know of the Concertina's history. I purchased the instrument in 1993 from a gentleman in Reading. It was then sent back to John Connor for a full check and touch tune. Sadly, since then it has only had about 25hrs of playing time whilst in my possession. I cannot justify holding onto such a good instrument, it needs to go to someone who will play and enjoy it. Having read some recent posts, I believe that John is no longer making Concertinas. So here is an opportunity for someone looking for a nearly new instrument. Yes, it is 30yrs old, but it has had very little use and may be as close as you can get to a new one. Prospective buyers are welcome to come and see and try the instrument for themselves. Concertina Details:- John Connor 55 Key Crane System Duet. Serial Number 53, made in 1987. Octagonal Shape 73/4" (203mm) Across Flats. Raised Stainless Steel Ends. Stainless Steel Keys. 8 Fold Black, grained leather finish, Bellows Riveted action. Steel Reeds in Brass Frames. Weight of Concertina 5lb (2.4Kg). Weight of Concertina with case 8.5lb (3.8Kg). The only fault I can see, is a small dent in the outside of the case. Price ¬£2,000 GBP (Not negotiable). I have tried to be as open and honest as possible in my description. Please feel free to ask any questions. Attached Thumbnails
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    Donald Pullen Duet

    Hello, just read your thread about Donald. Yes he did play at the Pontefract Concertina Convention, I was one of the organisers. I remember him, on stage, reading from music that was supported by a lengthened music stand, which held about 8 sheets of music, so he did not have to stop to turn the pages! He was quite active in the Yorkshire Concertina Club and played both English and Duet instruments, but always from the music. He did compete at the ICA competitions, but memory does not serve me well as to whether he won anything or not. He also tuned and tinkered quite a bit, experimenting with ways of baffling the bass side of his duets. Living on his own, he was a bit of a recluse, but very definitely one of life's characters. Sadly I do not have any recordings for you, but I wish you well with your quest
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    Wltb - Duet

    I have a 55key Connor, Crane System Duet for sale. Details and photos are on a previous posting. Not sure how to direct you to it, but if you Search Connor Crane you should find it. Best Wishes TJ
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    John Connor 55 Key Triumph/crane Duet

    Still available for sale here. Looks like I might have to (reluctantly) consider ebay.
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    John Connor 55 Key Triumph/crane Duet

    I have had some interest, but this concertina is still available for sale.
  12. Crane/Triumph system instrument to be sold. ‚ÄčI have tried to sell this concertina last year on this site, but with exchange rates and personal circumstances changing, I thought I would try again. Here is as much as I know of the Concertina's history. I purchased the instrument in 1993 from a gentleman in Reading. It was then sent back to John Connor for a full check and touch tune. Sadly, since then it has only had about 25hrs of playing time whilst in my possession. I cannot justify holding onto such a good instrument, it needs to go to someone who will play and enjoy it. Having read some recent posts, I believe that John is no longer making Duet Concertinas, but concentrating on Anglos. So here is an opportunity for someone looking for a nearly new instrument. Yes, it is 28yrs old, but it has had very little use and may be as close as you can get to a new one. Prospective buyers are welcome to come and see the instrument for themselves. Concertina Details:- John Connor 55 Key Crane System Duet. Serial Number 53, made in 1987. Octagonal Shape 73/4" (203mm) Across Flats. Raised Stainless Steel Ends. Stainless Steel Keys. 8 Fold Black, grained leather finish, Bellows Riveted action. Steel Reeds in Brass Frames. Weight of Concertina 5lb (2.4Kg). Weight of Concertina with case 8.5lb (3.8Kg). The only fault I can see, is a small dent in the outside of the case. Price ¬£2,300 GBP I have tried to be as open and honest as possible in my description. Please feel free to ask any questions. More photos can be viewed if you search for my previous posting.
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    John Connor 55Key Crane Duet For Sale

    Four months or so from my initial posting of this instrument I am prepared to acknowledge that my initial estimate of this concertinas value was too high. So the price is now £2,500-00. Buyer to pay shipping costs and insurance. In response to one question I have been asked, the instrument has new reeds made by John Connor. (not second hand from a donor instrument.) I am happy to answer any further questions
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    John Connor 55Key Crane Duet For Sale

    Thank you, to you all, for your helpful comments. I am in no rush to sell this instrument. However, If anybody out there is genuinely interested, you are welcome to come and view and try the instrument for yourselves. I am prepared to consider reasonable offers.
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