Dave Prebble Posted October 29, 2006 Share Posted October 29, 2006 Have you asked nicely on this forum if there's anyone who will lend or hire you a pro-quality instrument for a few years until you get to the top of the queue for a new instrument? I rather suspect McCabe's chances of success in the above matter might have been a lot better a few days ago than they are today. Folks here are generous and there are many more instruments out on free loan than you might suspect, indeed, I know of one who has quite a few top grade instruments out on very long term free loan, in the main, to up-and-coming young musicians. The sort of folks that are kind enough to do this are also the sort of folk who don't shout about it either. I will again add my (not inconsiderable) weight to advice given in this thread by experienced players, students and teachers of concertina alike, that you should buy as good a concertina as you can afford to learn on and progress with. For most folks, financial considerations will probably mean making few upgrades along the way, but I have no problems with someone who is fortunate enough to have a bit more money to start with. A Good quality responsive instrument really does make it easier to learn and gives far better feedback and encouragement to the aspiring player. Regards Dave Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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