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  1. Thank you! Yes I’ve seen all the comments and indeed this is a rare concertina model, but in really good condition. Regards
  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. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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:
  10. 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:
  11. Sure, I know quite a lot about the history of the concertina in Bolivia. There are even concertina festivals in different cities of the country, here is one: https://youtu.be/dWbnm3CFoSw I will be posting more.
  12. 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)
  13. Hi John I got many friends in Bolivia. I have many videos of bolivian players I can share them if you wish. Is always nice to listen to this instrument in a different culture with a different style of playing isn't it?
  14. South american style in anglo concertina https://youtu.be/HeDuLAMPuR8
  15. This a black english concertina 8 sided and 56 button made by ‘GREMLIN’; its a rare one I’ve not found any like this online. Rather than selling it I’d prefer an exchange for a Wheatstone or lachenal english concertina (any model as long as its tuned) Bought this one from Italy couple of years ago and the condition is good (all buttons work and bellows are good), no important damages other than few signs of wear use. Is tuned and has a beautiful sound, not like a vintage concertina obviously but that’s why I want a lachenal or Wheatstone, so if you are a collectionist or have a spare one, I’d really appreciate a trade in. Only asking £400 if you want to buy straight away.
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