McDouglas Posted January 24, 2019 Share Posted January 24, 2019 After playing English Concertina for about a year I decided I wanted to find a vintage instrument, that next level up from the entry level Jackie made by Concertina Connection (actually I've enjoyed playing it very much). It was on concertina.net that I ran across Greg Jowaisas' name and began corresponding with him. I live in Dallas, Texas, he lives in Kentucky. I inquired about what he might have to sell and he sent me a list of instruments (English, Anglo and Duet) with details and prices. I selected a few instruments in my price range and he subsequently sent me pictures and sound files. Greg answered all my questions and never gave me the "hard sell." Of course, at the end of the day there is no substitute for playing an instrument. Turns out I had to make a business trip to Louisville in January, so I arranged to stay an extra day and made a side trip to Greg's place to play and (hopefully) purchase a vintage instrument. Greg was generous with his time and helpful in making a selection that was right for me. Next to my days in Cambridgeshire last fall thanks to the hospitality of Paul Hardy, I have not had a more enjoyable day playing and learning and discussing concertinas. If you are in the market for a new instrument - or you need an instrument restored - I recommend Greg Jowaisas whole heartedly! 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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