JackJ Posted September 9, 2019 Share Posted September 9, 2019 I'm about to purchase my first concertina, primarily for Irish traditional music where I currently play whistle and a bit of flute. Having done some research, it looks like a 30 key C/G anglo is what I'm after, and unless I come across something used under $1K that I'm confident won't need any work, I'm leaning toward a Rochelle, just to get started. I know it's not a great instrument, but its shortcomings are offset by the fact that once I've gotten my feet wet and feel ready for an upgrade, I can trade it in on something better and not lose any money. Both The Concertina Connection and The Button Box offer a Rochelle full-price trade-in program. But I'm not sure which of these firms to buy from. With the Concertina Connection, I could incrementally move up from the Rochelle to the Minstrel and eventually (or maybe directly) to the Clover model. With The Button Box, the trade in would be for their Morse Céilí, which is approximately the same price as the CC Clover. Of course I may not take either of these upgrade paths, especially if I find a vintage anglo that I feel good about. But I'm curious how the Clover and Morse Céilí compare, or if there are other factors in considering which vendor to go with for a Rochelle. Any thoughts? I'm very glad to have found this community to help me along my concertina journey! Jack Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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