Shas Cho Posted September 18, 2011 Share Posted September 18, 2011 Moderators, feel free to move this topic if you feel you must but it is very much a part of my buying and selling. I've been offered a good deal on a first generation Rochelle. My primary consideration to is acquire a functional, responsive concertina (at a price I can manage, which is just barely perhaps the going rate for a new Rochelle) on which to learn and develop my skills. I don't want to save a few bucks and find myself discouraged, nor do I want to spend dollars without significant gain in playability. I am aware that the Rochelle has been given new and, presumably, improved reeds, but beyond that I have been unable to find a nuts-and-bolts description of the changes from generation 1 to generation 2. Can someone give me (and no doubt others with the same question) a simple run-down on the differences between the two iterations of the Rochelle? Has anyone here played the two versions side-by side? A description of that experience would be most enlightening. And as I have taken up this much of your time, please let me offer sincere thanks to Wim Wakker for providing an accessible yet functional instrument for us beginners to commence our concertina journeys. I appreciate it very much, and I hope it leads to many sales of his high-end instruments. In fact, I would expect it to benefit ALL of the makers of quality concertinas. Shas Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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