Busker English Concertina

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Busker English Concertina

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Busker English ConcertinaBusker English Concertina by Concertina Connection USA a Stunning concertina of remarkable quality,using high grade materials to make this lovely concertina.Built and designed on the west coast of the USA, this is classic concertina making at its best.They are a great admirers of this traditional instrument. Great care is taken to make sure all these concertinas are finished to the highest standards,and the sound they produce is of an equal level.

Founded in 1993, the Concertina Connection specializes in the development and production of both hybrid and traditional concertinas, as well as restoration of vintage instruments.

They designed and produce the popular Jackie/Jack, Rochelle and Elise entry level concertinas, the Clover, Peacock and Rose, intermediate concertinas, and are the makers of the highly regarded Wakker traditional concertinas.

 The Busker is a 36 key (+air button) hybrid english concertina, designed and built by the
Concertina  Connection Inc..
The instruments measures 6 1/4 inch across the flats and is available with ebonized (black)

 Specifications Busker model:

    • accordion reeds

    • riveted brass action

    • Delrin domed buttons

    • bushed key holes and action

    • leather 6 fold bellows

    • leather thumb straps

    • Gig Bag included

The concertina was invented by Charles Wheatstone, and the earliest examples, which he called the symphonium, were made in 1829. Its huge popularity in the 19th century was diminished by the arrival of the piano accordion in the 20th. The folk revival has see the concertina back in demand, There are three quite different fingering systems in common use: Anglo, English, and Duet.
The English concertina is fully chromatic and each button plays the same note on both push and pull of the bellows. The scale comes by alternating notes from each end of the instrument, which makes it easy to play fast runs. This system tends to suit players who read music as the buttons line up exactly with written music with the stave lines on the left hand and spaces on the right.

3 reviews for Busker English Concertina

  1. John Brookes

    Absolutely brilliant. I can not explain how good this concertina is.

  2. David Cross

    I have just received my busker concertina. The quality is superb, the action is incredible and the sound is stunning. Only gripe is it comes with a bag and not a hard case. Steve gave me a generous discount on one so I should not complain.

  3. Happy Man

    A superb concertina. I got sick of repairing and paying out for the vintage box I bought.
    Now no problems just a great concertina.
    Happy Man

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