jggunn Posted May 23, 2013 Share Posted May 23, 2013 Since the mid-1990s after years of failing to gain adequate command of the banjo, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, and various other folk instruments. I began with a rented Bastari English (ugh), bought a mid-range Lachenal from Paul Groff, then a unique metal ended 12-sided Crabb made in the early 1960s with a wonderful bellows and large rounded buttons, and finally a fifty button Amboyna Aeola circa 1928 with original bellows from the Button Box. The Aeola is almost mint and beautiful but the sound is too harsh for my solitary playing and singing. The Crabb is too heavy. And the old Lachenal still has the most pleasing sound of all. I still have not found the instrument that is perfect but I think it would be a pin-hole Aeola or Lachenal New Model like the one recently advertised by David Robertson but which I lost on Ebay because the final bidding at my time zone was 2AM. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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