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  1. rcr27

    English Crabb 48 key

    I know plus is very hard to find english concertinas made by crabb
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    English Crabb 48 key

    Yes there are many stamps barely visible. I will take a picture again on both sides. Perhaps this concertina was repaired at some point of its life. That’s probably why the concertina is in such a wonderful condition cosmetically. The bellows are like new, the thumb straps, the ends and everything is in excellent condition.
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    English Crabb 48 key

    The reeds are metal colour so yes they are steel. Actually yes there is that number there I just realised, seems like 11881 or 11831 can’t see properly but thanks for that. I will open it up again and see the action levers soon if I have spare time. Thanks
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    English Crabb 48 key

    I have no idea to he honest
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    English Crabb 48 key

    Thank you! Yes I’ve seen all the comments and indeed this is a rare concertina model, but in really good condition. Regards
  6. Hi all Yes you’ve probably seen it before and I’m the lucky one who got this concertina. (I’ve only been into concertinas for about 2 years so I’m not an expert and correct me if I’m wrong). In terms of condition, excellent: Tuned to A=440Hz (some notes are a little out on the push or pull). Not sure if the reeds are steel or brass, but it sounds fairly loud compared to a brass reeded like the tutor models, so Im thinking they’re steel. Is it really a Crabb? Well it has a Crabb stamp on the pad board and what seems to be an odd handwritten number “685” in the bellows frame.This makes me think that it is indeed orginial. Again I’m m not an expert on concertinas so I could be wrong, but I can certainly assure you that this isn’t a “jerk” at all... Here is the picture of the stamp.
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    Wanted English Aeola

    Hi, a friend of mine is looking for an english aeola (Wheatstone or Crabb) within the $1000-2000 range. Please message if you have one for sale.
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    English Concertinas Offer

  9. Here is another english concertina for sale. Made by Lachenal, this concertina is perfect for a beginner intermediate or even advanced. Got to say if feels well comfortable holding this instrument. The concertina is in good condition: 4 new bellows with a nice compression and no air leaks, all buttons work, and no important damages that affect the playability. 3 notes are out of tune but other than that its in playable condition. The serial number is 55870. The price for this one is £400 - email me at rogercr27@gmail.com if interested. Delivery available
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    Bolivian players

    Yes, in the bolivian folk you usually play 2 notes at same time, so obviously they only need 2 fingers. I used to play with 2 as well but now I’m getting used to play 3 since that is the correct way of fingering. Roger
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    Bolivian players

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    Bolivian players

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    The “MoConcertina”

    Not all of them; in this documentary they talk a little bit about the concertina in bolivia, and you can see this concertina with 48 buttons in the minute 11:33 https://youtu.be/8oLpwcG_C4Q