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About mike_s

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  • Birthday 09/15/1946

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    Learning Anglo Concertina, guitar, mandolin
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    Oregon, USA

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  1. Better eyes than mine!
  2. "Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64" - sorry couldn't resist. Oh BTW, I'm 74. Crap!
  3. Personally, from what I've read in addition to having briefly played a Minstrel, I would save up for a Clover, Ceilli, or even an Edgley. You could always buy used too. The Minstrel is a good step up from a Rochelle, but you would see a big difference with the other listed ones and wouldn't feel the need to step up again for quite some time. That's my $.02
  4. I would agree. Comments such as that one would be better served in a PM.
  5. Yep, it's in C/G. Thanks, Ken.
  6. For sale is my refurbished (by Greg Jowaisas) Jones Anglo. It has new bellows, pads and valves (as needed). The button holes have been re-bushed and it was tuned to modern concert pitch. It plays easily and sounds wonderful. Selling to help fund an upgrade. Sale includes a Pelican case. Asking $1200 shipped (in the lower 48). PayPal only. Thanks for looking!
  7. In order to fund an upgrade, I’ve decided to sell my Edgley C/G hybrid. I am the second owner. It is in excellent + condition. The woods are maple and ebony. Bellows are air tight. Excellent tone and responsive and loud. Priced at $xxxx shipped in the USA. Payment through PayPal. Donation to C-net upon sale.
  8. + 1! However, if you can swing it I'd go with a Clover, Cielli, or Edgley. Those are just plain better and more user friendly. Just my $.02
  9. I agree with this. I forgot to note that my Jones (made in about 1895) was restored by Greg J. It plays as easily as the Edgley and way better than a Lachenal I once had.
  10. A different opinion. I started out on a Rochelle. After fighting it for a month (stiff bellows, stiff reeds, just seemed unwieldy), I swallowed hard and bought a used Edgley. Later on I bought a vintage Jones with 26 buttons(still have and play the Edgley). It has all the "accidentals" I have needed to date (2.5 years in), plays nicely and has a great tone. A 20 button may inhibit progress (or maybe that's all you'll ever need), so you may want to increase the budget a bit and explore something with more buttons. Just my $.02
  11. I'm always the cynical skeptic. No where on the web site does it say "Made in Germany". It say its a Geman Anglo concertina. No reference to place of manufacture. If the OP is really interested in buying up some of these, why not contact Liberty and state that and ask to see a photo of the guts or simply ask where it was made. Kinda looks asian to me. Just sayin'
  12. Well, someone thought it was what they wanted----it shows as "Sold"
  13. Bruce, that's a beauty! That burl is amazing. I hope it sounds as good as it looks!
  14. La Mer. Interesting to me in that it has more accidentals than just the C# that I’m used to as a fairly new player.
  15. Not sure what "retreat" you're planning to attend, but a lady had a Rochelle at the Noel Hill School last summer and she had a difficult time with it. I think the Minstrel will work well for you. Two years ago at the same school, one person had one and it seemed to be fine. Noel pretty much teaches cross row and takes exception to those who play along the rows in the class. So, if you plan to attend one of his classes you may want to practice that. Good luck with the switch over!!!
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