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  1. Thank you both for the advice, I really appreciate it. I had looked at the Elise, but was worried it was a low quality and wouldn't last long. I'll give it another look. Thanks again!
  2. HI everybody, I've been interested in picking up the concertina for a while and after a good bit of research I've settled on trying to find a duet concertina. Well as luck would have it, a local store just so happens to have a duet concertina, but it's extremely unusual and I'm not sure it's worth the asking price or my time, so I figured I'd ask the experts. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take any photos, so this is all coming from my brief time tooling around with the thing, but it was made by Paul Bausch or Boesch sometime in the 1930's (that's according to the seller), and it's only a single octave on each side, arranged chromatically from left to right with the accidentals in one row and the naturals in another, at first glance I thought it was an anglo concertina due to the layout. I don't know if I'm just not great at concertina or if there was something wrong with this one, but the mid-range notes on the right hand (upper register) seemed reluctant to sound, but it seemed otherwise in perfect working order. The buyer is asking $600. So, I know this is a lot of info for a kinda dumb question, but I don't have a ton of money to spend on a learner concertina, so I want to make sure this is both worth the money and useful for a novice concertina player. Thanks.
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