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  1. Drop of price to 550 euros as I have a 30b and don't play this one much anymore.
  2. So lucky to be there ! enjoy ! I will certainly go there on the near future... Did you tried "The vintage" concertina ? Seems like a nice one too. The employee let you played the Eiru for a minute meaning he told you "not too long" !? Best
  3. Anglo ! It has that swing with the push/pull, it sound great and more notes on fewer buttons. I tried on a English mimicking anglo with change of bellows but then you have to remember when to change bellow direction ๐Ÿ˜‰ And If you want to follow online lesson (oaim, Caitlin, youtube,...), it will be an anglo. Nicolas
  4. I can believe you about taking several audio "takes" ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looking at the music sheet, it's like jonglery on an anglo concertina. I also really like Jasmine (youtube channel). Nicolas
  5. I like it ! Classical and jazzy, goes well with the video. Very artistic ! Your concertina sound is perfect for this tune. Nicolas
  6. Hello Jacques, did you send it back for a refund or for a replacement ? Best
  7. Good choice ! Going to Rochelle = Buying a Clover soon after ๐Ÿ˜‰ I recently got a Clover and I like it a lot: Lightweight, fast player, loud, a sound with a touch. My only complaint is the leather straps are super stiff ! (Never seen that). The result is that the air button is a little hard to reach...(got big hand). But something that can be changed. Nicolas
  8. Is the music sheet available from Cohen BK ? Thanks !
  9. wow thank you David, amazing playing on this vid !!! Two brains is needed to play like this. I was sure Bach would sound good on this ๐Ÿ˜Ž Nicolas
  10. I agree, for Irish, 30b seem to be more than enough. I am just a beginner (let's say advance beginner ๐Ÿ˜Ž) and I am far from using all the buttons of the third row ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can already do a lot with 20 buttons. I wonder how much a 40 buttons weight. Maybe it is better to look for an EC if you need as much notes in same bellow direction ๐Ÿ™‚ Best
  11. It is kind of big but I like the sound....a mixture of accordion and Organ. Would love to hear Bach on this lol
  12. I don't completely agree if you buy it on the Internet...You don't get to test the concertina or hear what it sound like. Barleycorn (as example) refuse to give any description of sound because of subjectivity...I can understand but still... From an individual seller, you can ask for a video: You can see if the push/pull is effortless and have an idea of sound ! But yes from a known dealer, you are sure about the quality but not that you will like the instrument ! But I would never buy an expensive instrument without trying it anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can't believe those buying a 6000eur Jeffries without trying it ! Nicolas
  13. For sale, a great 20b C/G Rosewood Lachenal. Numbered 64420 or 164420 (?), heard it was a good period... Great condition, having been refurbished in September 2021 (by By Greg Jowaisas) with new pads, valves, hand straps, and have been tuned to modern concert pitch. Bellows is nicely air tied. Wooden box in good shape. 5 folds black bellow, I would say great to play Irish tunes keeping bellow tight. Great for beginner. It has a lovely Lachenal sound, plays well (as far as my experience goes). Looking for 650 550 euros + shipping (from Belgium). A video:
  14. -> Christmas sale, letting it go for 2500 euros (around 2800$, price new is 4000$)
  15. Ha ha I added my location after reading your post ๐Ÿ˜‰
  16. Thank you JimR, Living in Belgium, ordering from a shop outside EU is not an options because of HUGE import taxes and vat...sad ๐Ÿ˜• (There are possible solutions if bought from a person ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I don't want to pay a used Minstrel for the price of a new ! Best
  17. Hello everyone, I am looking to buy a used Minstrel anglo concertina in C/G, proposition welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ I have feeling this one will fit my need ratio money/quality/time I have to play. All the best Nicolas
  18. I removed my initial video because it was poor recording with basic micro and didn't do justice. Check sound file with better recording tools on Kensington site : http://www.kensingtonconcertinas.com/sound-files/ All the best
  19. The Duckling seem like a nice bet for beginner concertina (but waiting might be too long). I would skip the Wren. Also check out Rochelle 2 ! And welcome in one of the most expensive instruments world lol Nicolas
  20. Congratulations ! It was sold pretty fast ๐Ÿ™‚
  21. Hello everyone, I bought the non-listed 20b Lachenal from Don and I am very happy with it ! I quite hesitated with that green 5 bellows one (now sold I believe) but I just prefer black bellows ha ha Don is friendly, patient and communication was very good. Great to deal with ๐Ÿ™‚ All the best
  22. Hello, I asked them a few months ago... Here is the answer : "Going back 7 years we used brass reeds in our Clare concertina but gave up after a while because of the weight of oversized reeds. We now have a maker of reeds to make reeds to our Spec and size is similar to the higher end Concertina reeds. Only thing is they are still accordion double sided reeds and they do have a higher pitch but you could not compare with the Vintage (model) etc.". I also asked about the sound (if mellower and all...) but didn't anser that (or I asked for a sound sample but he didn't have any). Modern brass reeds is intriguing ! I would love to hear one. Hope it helps, Nicolas
  23. Sorry Gentry, I didn't read it all...So lucky youโ€™re moving to Ireland ๐Ÿ™‚ I am sure you will have lots of resource there to learn concertina ! (not like in Belgium ha ha) Eventually check The Irish concertina site meanwhile, they have ongoing second hand concertina : https://www.irishconcertinacompany.com/our-preowned-concertinas All the best
  24. Don't forget that "free case" = you are paying for it ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is just a way to put thing. I would go with no hesitation for the Rochelle 2. If you have a problem with the Wren in the future, you have to send it back all the way to Ireland ! Also selling a concertina is losing money, sometime a lot, specially if you buy it new. Rochelle 2 is only 150$ more, save up just a little ! You will have a great beginner concertina with 5 years warranty (and from your country). But yes it is Wheatstone layout, not the very best for Irish but still very good. Check out Frank Edgley book "The Anglo Concertina: Handbook of Tunes and Methods for Irish Traditional Music", I believe it is written for Wheatstone layout. Good luck !
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