Originally posted by ivan2908
Thanks for the compliment ! I was not competing in this video, I had a concert during the event as a previous edition winner.
Concert accordions usually have this many buttons. More or less like the piano tone range (ovdr seven octaves).
I like concertina, it had a important role in the history of the instrument development ! I am more familiar with the ...[text shortened]... d way when trying to acquire a proffesional instrument of any kind - they are really expensive.
Wow, that is a lot of money! So you got some kind of grant then? Impressive you were a previous winner! You are obviously highly dedicated to your instrument.
I live in the US and have never seen the bandoneon. I am near Philly so maybe I can see one there. I played in an Irish music band in Los Angeles Ca and was just starting to use the concertina in our gigs when the poor thing cracked apart inside. I couldn't afford to get another one, the old one would have cost more than a new one to repair.
It was a Wheatstone English concertina, here is a link you can look at:
Sir Charles Wheatstone was a child prodigy who discovered among other things, polarized light and went on to use it to find the position of the sun on a cloudy day.
He was quite a genius!