Dear C.Net folks,
After some deliberation and with considerable heartache, I have decided to sell my Crane Duet.
In good C.Net tradition, I'm offering it here first, before putting it on Ebay in a weeks' time.
Lachenal "New Model" Crane Duet Concertina
55 keys, serial number: 693
Bought in 2005 from Chris Algar, Barleycorn Concertinas http://www.concertina.co.uk/
Concert pitch (A=440Hz), new pads etc - restored/overhauled by Nigel Sture, Malborough
Great playing condition, lovely sound, in good nick - see photos on this page.
Original Lachenal leather case, handle needs restoring (original came off and is in the case)
New hard case, fits concertina plus tool kit
First Aid Kit for Concertina by David Leese http://www.concertina-spares.com/
Concertina Maintenance Manual by Dave Elliot http://www.birchhouseave.co.uk/manual.htm
You can of course view & play the instrument - I live on West Dartmoor.
Payment accepted: Paypal, Cash On Collection, for other options please ask.
Should one of you buy it, a donation to C.Net will of course be made towards the upkeep of this great website.
Feel free to ask any question here or by PM/email.