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  1. On 11/15/2020 at 7:49 PM, Tradewinds Ted said:

    If the price of the Peacock is a barrier, the Concertina Connection also has the mid-level Troubadour model.  Construction is not as fancy, and 36 buttons instead of the 42, but at only a just a little over half the price of the Peacock.  I expect it would still be a step up from the construction of the Bastari, although I don't know how the number of buttons compares.

    hmm this is a decent alternative, I was looking at the peacock because it had enough buttons to retain my current bastari's range (mostly). 36 is  bit limiting but if it can be traded up to a peacock at a later point that would be a good idea.

  2. I'm currently looking at hayden duet concertinas. I've been playing a second-hand Bastari I bought and fixed up but it was already well on it's way out and the bellows are getting holes on the corners so I think It's time to find something a little more long-term. I was looking at the peacock model from concertina connection but it seems like they aren't currently in production as I couldn't find anywhere to acctually buy one, not to mention the price is already a bit high. So I was wondering if perhaps anyone was in possession of a secondhand peacock in relatively good condition they'd be willing to sell.

  3. hey David, yeah I read about the trade in which is about 400 as you said. Even so the peacock, which I think is probably what I'll try and get, is around 2.5k. So it's not impossible but I'll have to sit on that idea a bit longer. Also I looked up the bastari and you can rest assured even if I came across one for sale, it would be firmly outside of my price range lol. 

  4. I play on an elise hayden duet, and have been since I started playing, but recently I've been wanting to upgrade to a more versatile hayden duet. I've checked around online but it seems duet concertinas don't get much attention, let alone the hayden system. Anyone have any reccomendations on where I can find a nice hayden duet? I was looking at the stagi 46-key but stagi concertinas tend to have a lot of problems straight from the manufacturer.

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