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Wtb: 35B Crane, 39B Maccann Or Similar Duet Concertina


MatthewVanitas
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I kind of want one of the little Cranes, so that I can have a vintage Duet without spending too much money, and I'm totally fine with its limited capabilities since I do folk stuff vice fancier classical, so I'm accustomed to limited range.

 

I wouldn't be totally opposed to a 42b Crane or 39b Maccann if someone has one handy, either a basic inexpensive one, or if you have a really good quality one but at a decent price due to being the smaller size. Thanks!

 

 

UPDATE: To quote the famous Duet Concertinas: Choosing a System:

 

A 39-key Maccann or 35-key Crane is seriously limiting, and they are likely to be frustrating learning instruments; they could be of more interest to experienced musicians who want to play a small instrument and delight in coping with its limitations.

 

I figure I'm experienced enough, and I do tend to delight in things...

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RE Maccanns--you might check the Hobgoblin uk "secondhand instruments" listings, under "english and duet"....there are a slew of maccanns there in all sizes, some seemed reasonably priced...

 

RE small Crane---i would be money that chris algar has more than one....probly also the case with small maccanns...

 

it is the bigger duets that are both scarcer and pricier...

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RE small Crane---i would be money that chris halgar has more than one....probly also the case with small maccanns...

 

I asked him to keep an eye out for a month back or so, though he had none currently. Apparently they're models he doesn't tend to deal in as much due to low demand; I know we have members here who own Barleycorn 35/39k Duets, but at least some of those are because Algar got them parceled in larger trades and had them sitting about. If he finds one for me, great, but I thought I'd glance around here until such point.

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