Don Taylor Posted August 29, 2012 Share Posted August 29, 2012 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lovely-Lachenal-Excelsior-English-Concertina-with-Glass-Buttons-/251140980144?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Keyboard_RL&hash=item3a792b3db0 Chris has listed this concertina on eBay with a starting bid of 1000 pounds I am tempted by this concertina - if the bidding does not go stratospheric. I would be interested in opinions on this model of concertina and of concertinas this old. In the description of another 1840 concertina that he listed earlier Chris remarked that very early concertinas were not as playable as later models. By later, I am guessing he means early C20? Where do instruments from 1890 fit in to the spectrum between museum piece and good, playable instruments? He does mention that it has a more 'gentle' tone than other concertinas. I am guessing that means that it is not loud - which would be fine by me and the other animals in our house. I was saving up for a Morse Geordie. How would you compare/rate these two concertinas? Thx. Don. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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