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  1. True not many people show interest of duet concertinas. I’m more likely to part-exchange it than to sell it then. I wonder if Chris has any bigger Crane I think 35 keys isn’t enough. Just one thing, are Crane duets very different from the other types (maccan and hayden)?
  2. Hi all I just recently acquired this duet concertina which I’ll be receiving very soon. It’s my first duet and I really don’t know much about this concertina system. This one in particular is a 35 key Crane duet concertina - likely to be a Lachenal - with ebony ends and metal buttons (and I’m guessing it has steel reeds). I just want to know what is the value of Crane duets on the market? I know for fact that duet concertinas are the rarest compared to the English and Anglo, so I just had this curiosity. I don’t pretend to sell it straight away as I want to learn to play it, (and I’ll have to repair it first) but I might want to part-exchange it in a near future for a bigger duet, so if you have any idea of the price of this particular duet I’d appreciate it. These are the most similar ones that I found. Lachenal: http://www.craneconcertina.com/details.php?indexnum=42 Wheatstone: http://www.craneconcertina.com/details.php?indexnum=53 Regards Roger
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    Crabb EC

    Really good price for that type of concertina in my opinion. Considering that the it has aluminium ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and 6 fold bellows, £1220 is an excellent price, plus Crabb english concertinas are not very common. If you were to buy that concertina from a dealer it should cost £1500 minimum.
  4. Probably sold or part-exchanged to Barleycorn Concertinas as Chris was interested on this one but he missed out.
  5. The concertina has just been removed (“ended”) from eBay, not sold so I guess the owner isn’t making any profit.
  6. That is not profiteering; that is smart dealing. When you buy a concertina from an auction house, you will never pay the price for what it’s actually worth, why? because it’s an auction! This is a big aspect of being a dealer: you buy something for a relatively cheap price, you restore the item (if you have to), and you sell it for a higher price. Nothing wrong with that, sometimes luck knocks on your door and you get a superb item for less than £500, like this rare duet. If I had that concertina, I would sell it for a higher price (or I’d just keep it because it’s a rare one).
  7. I know plus is very hard to find english concertinas made by crabb
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Thank you! Yes I’ve seen all the comments and indeed this is a rare concertina model, but in really good condition. Regards
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. I don’t really think they have a different tunning conventions to be honest. They have been able to adapt the instrument to their folk music style, and the reason why the use english concertinas and not anglos or any other button concertinas is simply because of the chromatic scale that the EC has, so its easier. I’ve never heard the sound of the Inuit concertina either. I have some good videos on my phone as well but I can’t upload them because the max total size is only 3.91MB
  17. That’s right usually they play with two fingers. I know the correct way of playing is with 3, but they play with 2 because that’s just how the bolivian folk music is played, in duet, regardless of the instrument. I just posted some YouTube links of bolivian players if you want to take a look. Im thinking about writing an article about the English Concertina in Bolivia since it looks that this topic is quite interesting.
  18. I’m sure none of us have this concertina. It’s not english, nor Italian, nor chinese, it’s the first bolivian concertina. The “Moconcertina” made by the bolivian luthier Moises Perez - the man of this video https://youtu.be/pM9zjVq_ztU Similar to an Aeola, take a look at the pictures:
  19. A different culture with different music style, but with the same love to this beautiful instrument. Here are some youtube videos of bolivian players playing the english concertina:
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