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  1. --> Sold on FB Hello everyone, Just bought this concertina out of curiosity for a new key but I decide G/D is not for me (I only focus on Irish). So here it is : This is a lovely little G/D Jones Anglo which came from Chris Algar at Barleycorn It has steel reeds, bone buttons, lovely dark green bellows and new pads, valves and tuning done. It is in a great condition for a vintage, bellow is like new. Sold with a leather vintage case (not a concertina case but pretty close). Here is a quick recording with my phone, have to say playing with lower note is fun and relaxing πŸ™‚ ==> Still need to find how...else I can send it. I could also look for trade (eventually partial either way $) for a 26b (or 20b) in Bb/F (or why not C/G 20b or 26b). Trade = loosing less money so you can always propose. Looking for 850 euros, sent from Belgium. Thank you Nicolas
  2. I am pretty sure AP James are a good choice, never tried it. I have tested a few Hybrids (The Clare, Clover, Morse Ceili,...) and somehow I always go back to vintage concertina. They are slower but they have lots of charm πŸ˜‰ Barleycorn have four 30b Lachenal in listing, I would choose one of those... Irish company has a second hand Clare which I personally liked (not that one, but The Clare πŸ˜‰ : https://www.irishconcertinacompany.com/our-preowned-concertinas Nicolas
  3. Anglo = Limited chord options and limited to bellow English = Much more chords are possible but I believe with finger gymnastic (and also in a way limited to bellow...), there is an app for Android so you can test it...(search English concertina ;-)) Chords takes lots of air ! The Duet would be my personal choice but yes a little like piano, you need a brain for each side ha ha Nicolas
  4. Thank you Dave, I will take a look ! Best
  5. Chances are next to none but one can always try πŸ˜‰ (might also look for a G/C pro model) Best Nicolas
  6. Drop of price to 550 euros as I have a 30b and don't play this one much anymore.
  7. 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
  8. 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 πŸ˜‰ And If you want to follow online lesson (oaim, Caitlin, youtube,...), it will be an anglo. Nicolas
  9. I can believe you about taking several audio "takes" πŸ˜‰ Looking at the music sheet, it's like jonglery on an anglo concertina. I also really like Jasmine (youtube channel). Nicolas
  10. I like it ! Classical and jazzy, goes well with the video. Very artistic ! Your concertina sound is perfect for this tune. Nicolas
  11. Hello Jacques, did you send it back for a refund or for a replacement ? Best
  12. Good choice ! Going to Rochelle = Buying a Clover soon after πŸ˜‰ 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
  13. Is the music sheet available from Cohen BK ? Thanks !
  14. 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 😎 Nicolas
  15. I agree, for Irish, 30b seem to be more than enough. I am just a beginner (let's say advance beginner 😎) and I am far from using all the buttons of the third row πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚ Best
  16. It is kind of big but I like the sound....a mixture of accordion and Organ. Would love to hear Bach on this lol
  17. 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 πŸ˜‰ I can't believe those buying a 6000eur Jeffries without trying it ! Nicolas
  18. 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:
  19. -> Christmas sale, letting it go for 2500 euros (around 2800$, price new is 4000$)
  20. Ha ha I added my location after reading your post πŸ˜‰
  21. Thank you JimR, Living in Belgium, ordering from a shop outside EU is not an options because of HUGE import taxes and vat...sad πŸ˜• (There are possible solutions if bought from a person πŸ˜‰ ) I don't want to pay a used Minstrel for the price of a new ! Best
  22. Hello everyone, I am looking to buy a used Minstrel anglo concertina in C/G, proposition welcome πŸ™‚ I have feeling this one will fit my need ratio money/quality/time I have to play. All the best Nicolas
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Congratulations ! It was sold pretty fast πŸ™‚
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