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Marcus Standard Anglo C/g Vs The Clare From Irish Concertina Co.

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Has anyone had the opportunity to play both the Marcus Standard anglo c/g and the The Clare from Irish Concertina Co. in order to compare them?

 

The both look like fine instruments and in the same market range for price/quality. The Marcus has 7 bellows and you can get it with stainless steel ends, while The Clare lists 6 bellows and hard case.

 

http://www.marcusmusic.co.uk/concertinas.html

http://www.theirishconcertinacompany.com/products//the-clare/

 

Any thoughts or input before I buy would be greatly appreciated! THANK YOU!

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I have just happily purchased and acquired a Marcus G/D. It is great! I had the opportunity to pick it up at Marcus' shop a few weeks ago and one son, my wife & I are fighting for playing time! I would repeat this purchase from Marcus again!

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On specification, they look comparable. I had a Marcus and it was a nice instrument, good quality, nice action. I got good service from Marcus and it arrived sooner than expected.

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... one son, my wife & I are fighting for playing time! I would repeat this purchase from Marcus again!

Sounds as if you may need to. :D

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I've tried both but several years apart so I can't really compare them. Just recently sold a C/G Marcus Deluxe and thought it was a nice concertina. Good response, easy to play, nice sound and never a problem. Only sold it because I've come to own some high end instruments and it was redundant.

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My favorite hybrid concertina is still the Morse. Light, well made, and very responsive.

The people at The Button Box are also a pleasure to deal with.

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Has anyone had the opportunity to play both the Marcus Standard anglo c/g and the The Clare from Irish Concertina Co. in order to compare them?

 

The both look like fine instruments and in the same market range for price/quality. The Marcus has 7 bellows and you can get it with stainless steel ends, while The Clare lists 6 bellows and hard case.

 

http://www.marcusmusic.co.uk/concertinas.html

http://www.theirishconcertinacompany.com/products//the-clare/

 

Any thoughts or input before I buy would be greatly appreciated! THANK YOU!

just noticed this topic. Curious as to which you eventually went for?

 

Ive just got a Wolverton G/D. (I dont think he was in business when you originally posted. ) I have to say that for the money it is the finest concertina Ive heard/played. I intend to replace my c/g in a year or so and based on my experience of dealing with Jake at Wolverton will almost certainly go to him for it

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