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Galotta Concertina - help!

Hawker 19 Jan 04 - 04:14 PM
Malcolm Douglas 19 Jan 04 - 04:36 PM
Hawker 19 Jan 04 - 05:15 PM
GUEST,AC 26 Oct 11 - 01:17 AM
Alan Day 26 Oct 11 - 04:04 AM
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Subject: Galotta Concertina - help!
From: Hawker
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 04:14 PM

I help out with a charity who raise funds for the provision of a full time music therapist in North Cornwall, England. We have an instrument loan scheme and occasionally get given instruments. We have been given a galotta anglo C/G concertina in a beautiful box. I suspect the box may be worth more than the instrument! The bellows are leaking, it sounds more like a piano accordion and the buttons are not easy to reach, you need mens hands! Can those in the know give me any info I can pass on to the people in charge about its worth, whether it is worth having the bellows dealt with etc.... I run children's workshops but it is so slow to respond and so hard to reach the buttons it would be of little use to the children I work with. If anyone in the North Cornwall area would like to try learing the concertina they are welcome to have this one on loan all they have to do is sign a form to say they have got it.
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Galotta Concertina - help!
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 04:36 PM

Galotta brand concertinas were cheap East German jobs made using accordion reeds (hence the sound). The market was mainly South Africa, I think (Bastari, a similar make, also sold well there), but you used to see them quite a bit over here in those "exchange" shops that carry cheap-end and secondhand musical gear. They have their good points, but paying for new bellows wouldn't be worthwhile (they would cost more than the instrument would when new). A do-it-yourself repair shouldn't be too difficult if you're careful, though, and you won't be spoiling an instrument with any re-sale value even if you break it.


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Subject: RE: Galotta Concertina - help!
From: Hawker
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 05:15 PM

Pretty much as I thought Malcolm, but really grteful for others input, sometimes you just need reassuring that you are not being an old sceptic!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Galotta Concertina - help!
From: GUEST,AC
Date: 26 Oct 11 - 01:17 AM

Hi there- any indication of what a galotta concertina, one button missing, no box, is worth please?


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Subject: RE: Galotta Concertina - help!
From: Alan Day
Date: 26 Oct 11 - 04:04 AM

I agree with Malcolm .
I did learn to play on a similar instrument when I started, as the layout is almost the same as a better make. As for young children playing these concertinas the little tots in Ireland (there are some Utube videos) seem to be able to play some lovely stuff on them.(rarely using the air button owing to their hand size).
The value of these instruments are not much at all if you managed to get £20 for your box AC then you have done well. If you play a little tune on it before you sell it you may get more.
Al


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