We are the only maker’s of concertinas in the world who also sell beginner instruments, and the reason for this is we started off selling accordions and beginner concertinas. I’ll specify here that we do not make beginner instrument but we have a key role in the design of the instruments, especially the latest version of the Swift.
One teacher in particular has been telling me for as long as he is buying instruments from me, that the beginner child or adult needs no more than the basic instrument to get started. Mick Brophy says that the basic can be the €350 or €700 depending on your pocket, but no one need spend more than this to get started.
Once the student finds that the instrument has done its time and they can’t progress any further with the concertina, than it’s time to find a real instrument.The real concertina Mick is referring to is a hand made instrument and not an expensive and overpriced Chinese Model.