Mike Franch Posted May 20, 2013 Share Posted May 20, 2013 A current thread asks about the longevity of hybrid versus traditional concertina reeded instruments. Jim Besser commented, "if you're worried about the next 10 years, a good hybrid . . . should be as durable, maybe more durable, than most vintage instruments, and without the variability you find in older boxes. If you're thinking 50 or 100 years, who knows?" I think only the very youngest members of this list are thinking in terms of 50 years of playing, but this discussion set me to wondering how long list members play a particular instrument. Some of us have one instrument, some have several (either in simultaneous service for different uses or "outgrown"), and some seem to upgrade and sell their older boxes. So, I ask those of you who've settled on a principal concertina: how long have you been playing it, and do you expect to keep it as your principal instrument into the foreseeable future? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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