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Has anyone played, or does anyone know anything about the Sherwood concertina sold by HobGoblin? It's a hybrid, made in England and it looks nice going by the picture. There's a waiting list for it, but the price seems to be good. Any info would be helpful. Thanks. http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/bigpic.php?L=US&ID=GX4731

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These were reviewed here.

 

Has anyone played, or does anyone know anything about the Sherwood concertina sold by HobGoblin? It's a hybrid, made in England and it looks nice going by the picture. There's a waiting list for it, but the price seems to be good. Any info would be helpful. Thanks. <a href="http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/bigpic.php?L=US&ID=GX4731" target="_blank">http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/bigpic.php?L=US&ID=GX4731</a>
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These were reviewed here.

 

Has anyone played, or does anyone know anything about the Sherwood concertina sold by HobGoblin? It's a hybrid, made in England and it looks nice going by the picture. There's a waiting list for it, but the price seems to be good. Any info would be helpful. Thanks. <a href="http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/bigpic.php?L=US&ID=GX4731" target="_blank">http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/bigpic.php?L=US&ID=GX4731</a>

I've updated my review slightly to take in a bit more of the competition now that I've had chance to try some more.

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Has anyone played, or does anyone know anything about the Sherwood concertina sold by HobGoblin? It's a hybrid, made in England and it looks nice going by the picture. There's a waiting list for it, but the price seems to be good. Any info would be helpful. Thanks. <a href="http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/bigpic.php?L=US&ID=GX4731" target="_blank">http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/bigpic.php?L=US&ID=GX4731</a>

 

In spring I wanted to replace my old Hohner/Stagi by a better concertina and I played a Sherwood which was on-hand in a german shop. What I did not like were the uncomforable hard and flat plasic buttons which gave the impression of holding a hedgehog. But that might be my own prejudice. I feel much more comfortabel with metal or round delrin buttons.

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Has anyone played, or does anyone know anything about the Sherwood concertina sold by HobGoblin? It's a hybrid, made in England and it looks nice going by the picture. There's a waiting list for it, but the price seems to be good. Any info would be helpful. Thanks. <a href="http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/bigpic.php?L=US&ID=GX4731" target="_blank">http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/bigpic.php?L=US&ID=GX4731</a>

I've owned my Sherwood for around a month and a half, so it's properly played in now and I'm delighted with it. I started playing the concertina around 6 months ago on a Rochelle which served as a great box on which to discover that I wanted to take the 'tina seriously. However, having been bitten by the bug the Rochelle just couldn't do what I needed it to do - hence the Sherwood.

 

Hobgoblin were really helpful and despite the 'waiting list' my concertina came just a couple of weeks after making initial enquiries. The build quality is great, it's a small box and very light meaning that at long last I can do it standing up, if you see what I mean....ahem!

 

The Sherwood has a bright, clear tone - without the harsh overtones that you can get on some metal ended concertinas. It's responsive and while the sound projects well, it's easy to control the dynamics (important as while I mostly play solo I've also been practicing with tin whistle and piano accordion players). I can understand the 'hedgehog' comment - the keys took a little getting used to. However, the key travel is small which increases the speed of response, making fast passages much easier to play. I'm now more than comfortable with the feel of the flat topped keys - I suspect that it just depends upon what you're used to.

 

The Sherwood has helped my playing to come on in huge leaps since making the switch. I can recommend the Sherwood without reservation. It's built to last, sounds great, is a pleasure to play and you don't need to re-mortgage the house to own one!

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The Sherwood has helped my playing to come on in huge leaps since making the switch. I can recommend the Sherwood without reservation. It's built to last, sounds great, is a pleasure to play and you don't need to re-mortgage the house to own one!

Welcome to the forum! It's nice to see such a helpful posting as a first entry on the forum.

 

Cheers,

 

Chris

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Thanks for the info. Does anyone know whether the reeds are waxed or held in by screws? For some reason there isn't much in the way of detailed information available about the Sherwood. Maybe because it's relatively new compared to other hybrids?

 

Sorry, don't know - even though I have one which I bought from a music shop in Stonehaven, Scotland earlier in the year for £999. I'll be selling it in February when I get my Morse (I prefer the wooden ended concertinas). I'd just add that the Sherwood metal ends don't retain the bright shine that the Marcus ones do. I've not tried to polish it up - I think it looks better a little mellowed!

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Thanks for the info. Does anyone know whether the reeds are waxed or held in by screws?

 

I've just been in to check it out - the reeds are held in by screws. Again, I've got to say that I'm impressed with the workmanship inside this box.

 

Now, if you'll excuse me - I'm off to get to grips with The Sussex Bonny Breast Knot, if you know what I mean!

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Thanks, Carl, for your helpful information. Finding information on this one is difficult, compared to other hybrids, which is surprising. It looks good, the workmanship sounds like it's good and the price is right. I'll post my own review after my spot on the waiting list comes in.

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