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Daniel Hersh

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  • Birthday 03/03/1956

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    Playing Anglo and Crane Duet concertinas
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    near Oakland, California

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  1. Ken (and everyone else) - since I was emailing Wim Wakker anyway about the Rochelle 2, I asked him about this. His reply: "We do accept Concertina Connection brand concertinas as trade in when sold thru our dealers, and even when bought on the used market. We offer the MSRP as a credit for dealer instruments and a market based value for instruments bought on the used market." Daniel
  2. I wrote to Wim Wakker because I had a couple of questions about the Rochelle 2, and here's what he wrote back. Wim writes: "We will continue building the standard Rochelle (and Jackie/Jack/Elise) models for the foreseeable future (we passed the 10.000 mark early 2020 for these models). The R2 is made at out new (modern) shop. This shop will also be building the updated Jackie/Jack and Elise models (probably late2021/2022). The R2 availability will be limited at least till July. We’re fine tuning the production process and material supply continuity. This works b
  3. A follow-up message to my January 4 message (below). If you've been thinking about joining the ICA but haven't done it yet, consider doing it now! The first 2021 issue of Concertina World will be coming out soon and if you join within the next week or so, you will receive it on time (and you will make life easier for our Membership Secretary). We are continuing to enhance the offerings on our website: we have recently added 70 pages to the 19th-century Hayman Concertina Book, and we have recently added index and search capabilities for that book, the online Concertina World music supplement
  4. I'm happy to report that these additional 71 pages are now on the ICA website: go to https://concertina.org/2011/04/08/the-hayman-concertina-book-of-music and scroll to the bottom. Thanks to Alan and to ICA webmaster Colin Whyles for making this happen!
  5. It turns out that the ICA site was missing nearly half the book - until now! To see 71 pages that weren't there before, go to https://concertina.org/2011/04/08/the-hayman-concertina-book-of-music and scroll to the bottom. And if you're not already a member of the ICA, consider joining!
  6. There's a lot of variation in Lachenal reed quality. My two Lachenals have very responsive reeds, but I've played others that were not so good. I think that Barleycorn is referring to this when they say things like "It has a very good set of reeds and plays quickly and brightly" about the concertina at https://concertina.co.uk/stock-selection/anglo-concertinas/lachenal-20-key-anglo-in-c-g/ .
  7. What do you mean by "left 9"? Is this on the C row or the G row?
  8. For some musical instruments, "used" isn't quite the right word. Violinists and cellists pay huge amounts of money for high-end instruments that are hundreds of years old. Vintage English-made concertinas can often be restored to near-new condition by replacing the pads and valves and sometimes the bellows, along with re-tuning the reeds to modern pitch. Of the concertinas I own, the ones I play the most are restored vintage instruments: a Lachenal Crane that's about 100 years old (restored by Greg Jowaisas) and a probable Crabb Anglo that's even older (restored by Stephen Chambers). If I
  9. Though as you find out later (on that other thread) these are actually old stock from a closed-down dealer, and we don't have any evidence at this point that these instruments are being made now.
  10. Rather than any of these, here's what I would suggest: If you feel that you need a 30-button concertina now, either a Rochelle from Concertina Connection or a Wren from McNeela is probably a better instrument than any of the ones you mention. And a McNeela Swan is better than either of those and is almost within your budget at £658. These are all newly manufactured student/beginner instruments with accordion-type reeds. But if you're willing to go with less than 30 buttons, you may want to consider a restored Lachenal or Jones Anglo from a specialist vintage concertin
  11. Since you're in Massachusetts, you may want to contact Button Box: https://www.buttonbox.com .
  12. It's a very different-looking baritone English. Full listing is at https://concertina.co.uk/stock-selection/other-concertinas/unique-baritone-concertina-marked-edward-chidley-unrestored/.
  13. Direct link is https://concertina.org/2011/04/08/the-concertina-book-of-music and as Alan says, there's a path to it from the ICA Music Library page https://concertina.org/2021/01/21/the-ica-music-library/ . ICA webmaster Colin Whyles is working on getting the additional pages up on the site, since Alan has provided the images (thanks very much, Alan!) I'm not sure how long it will take.
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