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  1. Thanks for the reply. I have now ordered a concertina with Jeffries layout:-) S
  2. Yes and no. 30 keys and more or less only Irish music, hopefully in the Irish style. S
  3. Hello all. As I am buying a new concertina, one that I will play for many years to come, I am faced with the last choice in the process: Wheatstone or Jeffries? I have been playing a cheap C/G 30-button for a little while now, with Wheatstone/Lachenal layout. As I try to learn tunes and technique pretty rigidly (from recordings, books and videos, as I have no access to a teacher in Norway), I am moving along slowly but steadily. My concern is if I choose the "wrong" layout today, will that be an issue when I, a couple of years down the road, want to play tunes I already know (as a fiddler) in "trickier" keys like A maj or Bb. I also wonder what layouts accomplished players use. I have no plans (nor finances) to aquire concertinas in different keys, so future versatility is very important to me. Thanks Snorre
  4. Hello all. Does anybody have a link to diagrams showing Morse Ceili C/G 30-btn Jeffries and Wheatstone? I am buying one, and I ( think I) have Wheatstone-layout on my Stagi now. I am in the process of buying one, and just want to be absolutely certain..... Thanks in advance Snorre
  5. Hi all Came across this one: http://www.allaboutaccordions.com/concertina.htm As I am upgrading from my Stagi, and looking for a midrange concertina, the "Dublin" caught my eye. Has anyone on the board any experiences with this one? Snorre
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    Morse on ebay

    Alas, someone beat me to it, in the last minute (being 4:54 in the morning in Oslo....) the winning bid was entered. Anyhow, I think I will go for a Morse, seeing the maker participating here, and all the good reviews this make has gotten. Again thanks for the contributions. Snorre
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    Morse on ebay

    Thanks for insightful and humorous replies. Richard: Would the wear on the finish have a negative effect on the durability of the wood? I am probably going to start bidding on this shortly (watch out Frank ), and all said in this thread indicates that one way or another, I will end up with a Morse box. Snorre
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    Morse on ebay

    We have a similar used one (but without the worn bits) on our shelves for half again as much, and they cost almost twice new. Rich, have you got a direct link to the one on the shelf? This thread just might end up in a new concertina for me, either way
  9. Hi, any opinions on this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=190270255227 ? I am currently playing a Stagi C/G 30-button, which, in my repairwoman's opinion is not worth spending any money on. I am very much a beginner, but as I am spending an alarming amount of time practicing the concertina, rather than my main instrument, the fiddle, I have considered moving up in the world, in regards to quality and playability. I have never heard the Morse, but i presume it has the "squeky" sound of a concertina, rather than the broader, accordianish sound of my first tina, a 1950s Frontalini C/G 20btn. This seems like a good beginners instrument that will carry long into intermediate, and if the price (and seller) is right, I just might go for it. I would however like to hear the opinions of those that have played before me Thanks. Snorre
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