Sean M Posted April 22, 2010 Share Posted April 22, 2010 Hey everyone, I currently have a Merano AD-222 20 Button Concertina. It was the cheapest thing I could find so I got it to see if I would have interest in learning to play it. Well it worked well enough and I became interested and now I am ready to upgrade to a better concertina. I am interested in the 30-key Rochelle model from the Concertina Connection website. I like the idea of they're upgrade program and I've seen a few videos of people playing this instrument on youtube. The closest retailer to me is about 5 hours drive so I probably will order off the website instead of driving there. Before I do this I wanted to know what other people who have played this instrument think about it. As a side note I am mostly interested in Irish Trad. I have heard that the Jeffries layout is better for this and I know that the Rochelle is layed out in standard Wheatstone but I've also heard that both are very capable of playing ITM and after reading several debates on which layout is better I've decided that at this point in my concertina career I don't really care. So if anyone has played the Rochelle model from Concertina Connection before, please tell me what you think of it. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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