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Ciara Kinsella

WANTED - Suttner / Wally Carroll concertina

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I currently play a 30 key C/G Lachenal concertina and feel that it’s time to upgrade. Would anyone know of someone selling a decent concertina? Would prefer a Suttner or Carroll concertina, a 38 key if possible. Any help much appreciated. 

Ciara

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Might be hard pressed to find a 38button Suttner or Carroll on the market.

 

You can try contacting Chris over at barleycorn concertinas to see what vintage stock he has http://www.concertina.co.uk  I believe he usually has more than what's listed on his website.

 

I own a Suttner myself and I've had the opportunity to play a couple Carrolls, absolutely wonderful instruments.  Might be worthwhile getting on one (or both!) of their wait lists.  Both are around a 2.5year wait (according to their websites which isn't really too bad).  You might save some money this way too. A few years ago I waited almost 5 years for my Suttner to be built and I can say it was definitely worth the long agonizing wait!

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44 minutes ago, Jewish Leprechaun said:

Might be hard pressed to find a 38button Suttner or Carroll on the market.

 

You can try contacting Chris over at barleycorn concertinas to see what vintage stock he has http://www.concertina.co.uk  I believe he usually has more than what's listed on his website.

 

I own a Suttner myself and I've had the opportunity to play a couple Carrolls, absolutely wonderful instruments.  Might be worthwhile getting on one (or both!) of their wait lists.  Both are around a 2.5year wait (according to their websites which isn't really too bad).  You might save some money this way too. A few years ago I waited almost 5 years for my Suttner to be built and I can say it was definitely worth the long agonizing wait!

 

2,5 years for a new Suttner don‘t seem realistic to my knowledge.

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Hi Wolf,

 

It's seems a bit quick to me too, but that's what Suttner's website currently says "Current delivery estimate 2.5 years."  Perhaps it's been a while since he's updated it... 

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As of last March, Wally Carroll's wait time was a mere 1.5 years. That's only 18 months, it'll go by in a blink.

 

 

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