Hi - I'm a newbie concertina player but I've been playing irish trad for about 12 years now (mostly pipes flute and whistles) and recently added concertina to my music addiction. : )
I am not very knowledgeable about concertinas, but Greg J. restored an antique (1900) 20 button Lachenal for me last year, and now I have progressed to the point where I am looking around for an upgrade. I love the Lachenal sound - my little box has steel reeds and is quite soulful, so your instruments interest me. I don't know a McMann from a Crane so I have no idea which one would suit me better?