Posts posted by Skandor
I just got a new one at it comes with a nice case. Always put it in there: no furniture issues. I don’t find the rows assymetric. Got an Elise from CC/Wakker and it’s exactly the same feel, only smaller and less buttons 😉
The sound is nice if you like the accordion reeds - no concertina sound at all but well tuned. Only two rows were misplaced (the six rows on the left hand were interchanged) but my concertina fettler fixed that quite quickly.
As a summary I‘d say it‘s the best option for a low budget 46-key. If you are okay with 34, then better get the Elise, because it has more the genuine spirit if you know what I mean 😄
1 hour ago, papawemba said:
I hope for more concertina manufacturer like 7mount in EU...
It would definitely fill a gap, since 7mount is currently taking no new orders due to high demand.
Another crafter in Germany would be Jürgen Suttner, http://suttnerconcertinas.com , but just like Ralf from 7mount he's focussed on Anglos and a little amount of ECs, no duets here. But fine instruments, both.
1 hour ago, Little John said:
It made me wonder whether there would be some interest in me posting a couple of things aimed at budding Crane players. I had in mind something on fingering and adding accompaniment through the example of a simple tune. Nothing like an online tutor! Just a few hints.
That would be absolutely awesome, I'd appreciate it!
I know, this thread is ten years old... I recently emailed with Harry and he is still into producing a Hayden Bandoneon. I informed him of my great interest in such an instrument and asked about the ordering process, because he demands a deposit (which would be fine with me). Haven’t got a reply yet, but maybe this might be interesting for some of you.
On 1/23/2009 at 8:26 AM, frogspawn said:
It's number 30736 in the Wheatstone ledger so I can date it exactly to 6 October 1925.
where can you find out the date from the serial number? trying to do some research... thanks
I ordered a concertina from the UK recently. I am in Germany. We pay 19% local VAT plus 3,2% customs for non-vintage (that would be older than 100 ys) instruments.
The 1.500 GBP instrument was 1.950 GBP in total for me. just a quick calculation example. that’s how things are now. I decided to deal with it. but you really start to think because it makes a dramatic difference.
still for sale? 😄
On 2/9/2021 at 3:33 AM, Don Taylor said:
I found this recent video with Juliette Daum playing concertina at around 44 minutes in:
Just for the records and if anyone's interested - that other lady in the video is the imo fantastic Harriet Earis ( http://www.harrietearis.com ) - it's absolutely worth checking her music and she's a lovely personality on top of that
sorry for being slightly offtopic
Wanted: 48 or 55b Crane Duet
in Buy & Sell
I am considering selling my 48button Wheatstone Crane Duet which is in perfect shape (comes with box).
Admittedly, I am living in Germany. Feel free to send a PM or email to email@example.com if interested though.