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Just added the Wren to the Student/Basic/Starter list.

Irish Musik now also carries "The Swallow" model for US$1700:

 

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Is this a critter worth noting as well? At this price, can is still be Chinese/offshore regardless of QC, or is this made by a Western maker for a house brand?

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Is this a critter worth noting as well? At this price, can is still be Chinese/offshore regardless of QC, or is this made by a Western maker for a house brand?

 

They are made in China and reworked in Ireland.

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Just added the Wren to the Student/Basic/Starter list.

Irish Musik now also carries "The Swallow" model for US$1700:

 

 

Is this a critter worth noting as well? At this price, can is still be Chinese/offshore regardless of QC, or is this made by a Western maker for a house brand?

 

Thanks - I will add to the intermediate/midrange list. And thanks to Stephen for the info re place of manufacture.

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Daniel

Just to give you an update for your makers list.

The Garwood has now changed its name to "The Irish Concertina Company" link for new website is http://www.theirishconcertinacompany.com/

Also Beschäftigungsgesellschaft Klingenthal also know as Schaumufaktur - Klingenthal

are definitely gone as I bought their stock of parts from the receiver.

As regards other listings on your list

The Wren is only a name given to a Chinese made beginner instrument.

The Swan is also made in China they are saying the Voci Armoniche reeds are fitted here,

Thank you

Sean

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The Swan is also made in China they are saying the Voci Armoniche reeds are fitted here,

 

Swan concertinas were made by the Otto Weidlich company of Brunndöbra (Klingenthal, Saxony, just up the road from the BGK/Beschäftigungsgesellschaft Klingenthal factory) who were in business from 1873 up until the late 1940s. They also made melodeons and harmonicas.

 

Their instruments have not been available for a very long time.

 

... link for new website is http://www.theirishconcertinacompany.com

 

I see that it says there that "Shops will tell you a Staggi or whatever are made in Italy but no all are made in Asia. The last concertina made in Europe was made in Germany..." and presume that you must mean the products of Stagi/Brunner/Bastari, but do you have any evidence to support this serious allegation about instruments that are being sold all over the world as "Made in Italy"? :huh:

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... link for new website is http://www.theirishconcertinacompany.com

 

I see that it says there that "Shops will tell you a Staggi or whatever are made in Italy but no all are made in Asia. The last concertina made in Europe was made in Germany..." and presume that you must mean the products of Stagi/Brunner/Bastari, but do you have any evidence to support this serious allegation about instruments that are being sold all over the world as "Made in Italy"? :huh:

 

This morning I received email confirmation from Stagi that "we produce all our concertinas in Italy ... The sentence “Last concertina made in Europe was made in Germany” is not correct."

 

I'm afraid it really doesn't reflect well on a business when its website seems to be trying to defame everyone else in the same trade... :(

 

We are all in this together and surely it is much better to promote what you are offering on it's own merits? :unsure:

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Very well said Stephen. Some find it very easy to defame others without any penalty. A correction is needed here.

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Very well said Stephen. Some find it very easy to defame others without any penalty. A correction is needed here.

Also, editing. Lots of editing. The ability to spell and the ability to make a decent concertina aren't the same, of course, but "In 2009 I started making concertinas with my nephnew. We origionally started as Goodwood Concertinas" does not make me think attention to detail is a priority.

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Thanks! Intriguing and mysterious. I suspect that this was an experiment or a prototype, but it's hard to know for sure. Does anyone know any more about this?

 

Following a YouTube link from Jim Besser about the theme of the month, I came across this and no further info:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdYklbrEmoo&list=UUV_6kkV65vhIjCOPy0MRBrQ

 

The source of the video was: http://www.accordeons-du-marais.com/

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I wonder where the sound comes out - no visible holes or fretwork? And the keys clatter like an old timey typewriter - reminiscent of the venerable Hohner pokerwork melodeon!

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I found a slightly earlier video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_4YRvaDtPg with this text:

 

Premier concertina rectangle des Accordéons du Marais
Nouvelle mécaniques , nouvelle forme, nouveau son "Bando" .
Puissance, Compression, Ergonomie .

 

So this was their first one, as I suspected. I don't know if they're making them for sale.

 

I wonder where the sound comes out - no visible holes or fretwork? And the keys clatter like an old timey typewriter - reminiscent of the venerable Hohner pokerwork melodeon!

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Updated to add Seven Mount to the in vintage/traditional category.

 

Speaking of whom, I've always wished folks would be a bit more daring in their fretwork offerings, and finally Seven Mount steps up and does gorgeous and modernist stuff like this:

 

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I found a slightly earlier video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_4YRvaDtPg with this text:

 

Premier concertina rectangle des Accordéons du Marais

Nouvelle mécaniques , nouvelle forme, nouveau son "Bando" .

Puissance, Compression, Ergonomie .

 

So this was their first one, as I suspected. I don't know if they're making them for sale.

 

Just got a reply back from Stéphane Le Lan, the maker. Will post it as a new thread: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=16906

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Thanks, Matthew. I have added them to the list, I hope they put some concertina info on their web site at some point.

 

I found a slightly earlier video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_4YRvaDtPg with this text:

 

Premier concertina rectangle des Accordéons du Marais
Nouvelle mécaniques , nouvelle forme, nouveau son "Bando" .
Puissance, Compression, Ergonomie .

 

So this was their first one, as I suspected. I don't know if they're making them for sale.

 

Just got a reply back from Stéphane Le Lan, the maker. Will post it as a new thread: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=16906

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