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  1. 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. 

  2. 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.



  3. 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 




  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. In need of selling this concertina: GREMLIN 8 sided 56 button english concertina in good condition: all buttons work, tuned, good bellows, nice compression. Few signs of wear use but nothing that stops it from producing a nice loud sound. 

    I’m only looking for £300, message if you are interested (delivery in the UK available)






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