Defra Posted February 14, 2016 Share Posted February 14, 2016 I've been trying to sell my Peacock Hayden duet through this site for some time to no avail. I can't afford to drop the price any lower so I've decided to make it available for a trade. I'm looking for a good wooden-ended vintage English concertina - preferably a baritone but I would consider a treble and would be willing to add some money to the deal for the right instrument. The instrument remains available for sale at €1,500 if anyone is interested. Here's the text of my original ad : I'm selling my Peacock Hayden Duet concertina by Concertina Connection with 42 buttons + air that I only recently acquired second-hand from another forum member who also didn't stick with the duet system so played it only lightly. It's in great unblemished shape with a matt black finish and excellent 6-fold Wakker bellows that haven't yet been played in. Domed and bushed metal buttons. Serial no. 090, made when there were 3 versions of the Peacock - Standard, Special and Custom. Now I believe there are only 2 models available. This is an accordion-reeded hybrid duet but I find that it comes the closest to a "concertina" type sound of other hybrids I have played. Lovely tone and good volume. It is lightweight and has a very responsive and smooth action. It comes with the original, good quality hard case. So why am I selling? Well, I've been well and truly bitten by the concertina bug (or concertina acquisition syndrome) and have been trying out different systems, but living where I do means buying unseen. I've simply come to the conclusion that I'm more suited to the English system! Plenty of photos available, just PM me. Thanks for reading, Dean Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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