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Hm! The world of 'attractively-priced-entry-level' concertinas is a bit of a mystery as

far as I am concerned, but, I may be in the market for a cheap instrument to take on

holiday - I don't really want to take one of my real concertinas with me if I can avoid it...

 

I just saw this on eBay:

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cherrystone-Wooden-Diatonic-Concertina-Accordion-30-Keys-/282402160890?hash=item41c07b00fa

 

There's not much information, no maker, etc. I was wondering if anyone here on c.net

actually recognises the particular brand from the photograph?

 

I'm guessing it's of Chinese origin, in C/G, with 'accordion-style' reeds, etc...

 

Any comments/observations? It's sorta tempting, but I'm very wary. I also suffer from

terminal 'short-arms-and-long-pockets' syndrome...

 

Thank you.

 

Roger

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Hm! The world of 'attractively-priced-entry-level' concertinas is a bit of a mystery as

far as I am concerned, but, I may be in the market for a cheap instrument to take on

holiday - I don't really want to take one of my real concertinas with me if I can avoid it...

 

I just saw this on eBay:

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cherrystone-Wooden-Diatonic-Concertina-Accordion-30-Keys-/282402160890?hash=item41c07b00fa

 

There's not much information, no maker, etc. I was wondering if anyone here on c.net

actually recognises the particular brand from the photograph?

 

I'm guessing it's of Chinese origin, in C/G, with 'accordion-style' reeds, etc...

 

Any comments/observations? It's sorta tempting, but I'm very wary. I also suffer from

terminal 'short-arms-and-long-pockets' syndrome...

 

Thank you.

 

Roger

Looks like one that Gear 4 Music sell. Not sure what the quality would be like.

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I'm not an anglo player, but that buckle on the strap doesn't look like it would be too comfortable on the hand.

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The photo shows the concertina upside down. In playing position, the buckle would be at the bottom of the palm-rest, so gravity would keep it clear of your hand.

 

Cheers,

John

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One thing that's hard to gauge in the photo, bacause of wide button spacing, is that these (at 7 1/4" across the flats) are larger instruments than "normal" 6 1/4" concertinas.

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Take a look at the Barleycorn stock pages from Chris Algar at http://www.concertina.co.uk/stock-selection/?concertina=2958. The guy who owned it until Saturday was playing it at the WCCP Kilve event until he upgraded to a nice vintage Lachenal with this as the trade in. It works OK, sounds OK and may well be suitable for your purposes and is not too far south of you in Shropshire.

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Looks like one that Gear 4 Music sell. Not sure what the quality would be like.

 

It does indeed - that gives me a little more information. Thank you.

 

I'm not an anglo player, but that buckle on the strap doesn't look like it would be too comfortable on the hand.

The photo shows the concertina upside down. In playing position, the buckle would be at the bottom of the

palm-rest, so gravity would keep it clear of your hand.

 

Yes, I noticed the buckled straps and they are a concern. I thought it might be

possible to re-engineer the ends and then fit conventional straps. Thank you

both.

 

One thing that's hard to gauge in the photo, bacause of wide button spacing, is that these

(at 7 1/4" across the flats) are larger instruments than "normal" 6 1/4" concertinas.

 

Ah!! That may be the kicker - I'm almost sure I don't want a big, relatively bulky

concertina, after all, I'm going travelling with it... Ta!

 

Take a look at the Barleycorn stock pages from Chris Algar at http://www.concertina.co.uk/stock-selection/?concertina=2958.

The guy who owned it until Saturday was playing it at the WCCP Kilve event until he upgraded to a nice vintage Lachenal with

this as the trade in. It works OK, sounds OK and may well be suitable for your purposes and is not too far south of you in

Shropshire.

 

That's v. interesting. I may well follow that one up - the price is certainly right.

Thanks.

 

Thank you all - as always, very helpful.

 

Roger

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