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deltasalmon

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Interesting Concertina
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:16:39 PM »

I know concertinas are usually hexagonal but this is the first one I've seen like this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1800s-CONCERTINA-SQUEEZEBOX-ACCORDION-/231007020979?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c91767b3
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Re: Interesting Concertina
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 05:48:10 PM »

Compare, for example:

http://www.concertinamuseum.com/CM00379.htm

Some were made very "house-shaped" and even decorated like one:

http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=618

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Re: Interesting Concertina
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 05:57:44 PM »


http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=618

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I can't even imagine how to play that one... there are 2 rows of buttons on each side of the hand rest. Is it like C/G if you hold it one was and G/D if you hold it another way??
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Re: Interesting Concertina
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 06:15:12 PM »


http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=618

PG

I can't even imagine how to play that one... there are 2 rows of buttons on each side of the hand rest. Is it like C/G if you hold it one was and G/D if you hold it another way??

think so!
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Re: Interesting Concertina
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 10:16:16 PM »

If you like that, check out this 4 reed set concertina I saw in a museum in Klingenthal.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/26639011@N06/3171874691/in/photolist-5QhFQF-4R9u4F-4RdFHW
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Re: Interesting Concertina
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 11:22:46 PM »

Do like those - the house concertina and the 4 way octagonal one, not to mention the rest. Brings to mind the idea of a "courting dulcimer"* and the Twister-like implications of a "courting concertina."  Though the Fayre Four Sisters did the doubling up with standard english concertinas.** 


* see some here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_dulcimer

** http://www.concertina.com/carlin/fayre-four-sisters/
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