Daniel Hersh Posted January 31, 2009 Share Posted January 31, 2009 (edited) I thought that it might be helpful to have a current list somewhere, so I put one together, grouped generally by type of construction. I've included links where I could find them. Within each group, they're in alphabetical order. If you want prices, many of the makers include them on their websites, or include contact info to inquire about pricing. For the few makers who only sell wholesale, prices can be found by doing a web search for the brand name to get dealers' prices. For sound samples of a number of these makers' instruments, check out this thread. For more information (around a paragraph each) about many of them, see the Makers and Repairers page of Chris Timson's Concertina FAQ. If I missed any (or if there are any errors here) let me know! It's great to see how many makers are out there now. Many of us can remember a time when things were very, very different. And please bear in mind that since this an attempt at a comprehensive listing, presence on this list should not be taken as an endorsement of a maker's instruments, and the fact that several makes are listed within one category does not necessarily mean that they are of comparable quality. Before making a purchase, consider reading other concertina.net threads about particular makes or starting a thread with an inquiry of your own. If you are buying an instrument that has to be ordered in advance of construction (required for a number of makes) look for an opportunity to try out an instrument of the same make before placing an order.Student/Basic/Starter [built with accordion reeds mounted on accordion-style reed blocks]Beschäftigungsgesellschaft Klingenthal, also known as Schaumanufaktur Klingenthal [sold under the names Silvetta, Castiglione, and perhaps others] This maker has gone out of business. Blackthorn Boorinwood "Cheap Chinese" [sold on eBay and elsewhere under various names] Concertina Connection [vintage/traditional-type action]: Elise Hayden Duet, Jackie/Jack English, and Rochelle and Rochelle 2 Anglo Concertine Italia: current manufacturer of Bastari and Stagi concertinas, possibly also sold under other names Duckling and Dabbler [Flying Duck] Hohner [I suspect that Hohner no longer sells concertinas, but some dealers still have their D-40 concertina for sale new] Scarlatti Sherwood Kirklees [Hobgoblin] Swan and Wren [McNeela Music]Intermediate/Mid-range [vintage/traditional-style action and general construction, but using accordion reeds which are mounted flat] A Accordion [Kay Albrecht] Accordéons du Marais (see here for info on their concertina) Akkordeon-Werkstatt [Also make a 10-button kit. I know very little about this maker's instruments so I'm not positive that they belong in the Hybrid/Mid-range category.]BlackthornBoorinwood Jay Jose Claro Concertina Connection: Rochelle 2, Clover and Minstrel Anglo, Peacock and Troubadour Hayden-Wicki duet, and Rose and Busker English Duck [Flying Duck/Paul Harvey] Edgley hybrid Geuns Seth HamonHerrington [Harold Herrington has passed away] Irish Concertina Company ClareAP James [also make the Claddagh concertina] Danie Labuschagne [hard to categorize: makes only 20-button German-style concertinas, but with a high degree of care and skill] Marcus McNeela PhoenixMorse [Button Box] [no longer making new instruments]Norman O'Shaughnessy [may no longer be making concertinas] Sherwood Flynn and Marion [Hobgoblin] Tedrow Wolverton Standard ModelVintage/traditional construction, using concertina-type reedsKoot Brits [Koot Brits has passed away]Carroll Jose Claro Concertina GK (Kevin Garnier)John Connor [no longer making instruments] Geoff CrabbC & R Dipper & Son Edgley Heritage ModelChris Ghent Allan Green Holden Holmwood [Hamish Bayne] [may no longer be an active maker] Irish Concertina Company Vintage and Eiru Kensington [Dana Johnson]Kookaburra [Richard Evans has passed away] Gys Mans Seven Mount [Ralf Schlimm]SuttnerThomasWakker [Concertina Connection]Wheatstone [Steve Dickinson] Wifra [Willie van Wyk] Wolverton Advanced Model Edited January 26 by Daniel Hersh 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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