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Hohner Concerto - worth getting as a second instrument or ke

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Ben_H

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So I have a Hohner Student VM 48.

My next purchase was planned to be a Weltmeister Achat when I can save the cash. I want a 72 bass and longer term, more voices and LMM tuning. I have however got my eye on a Hohner Concerto (2 voice) which could feasibly bridge the gap, enabling me to play the tunes I want to in keys I cannot manage on the 48 bass. I could then trade it in at a later stage for the Welti. What do people think about the Concerto as an instrument?
 
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Adam-T

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it`s excellent so long as its in good working order and cheap to put right if its not ...... you may find that you won`t bother with the Achat after getting it .
 
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Eannain

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It's the one I went for after trawling through information and opinion on this forum. It was that or a Hohner Arietta, and the Concerto came up first for a steal.
 
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smdc66

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i have a concerto iii as my main instrument

it replaced a welty 80 bass and is better quality and better all round (although i miss the bass end sounds of this particular welty :( )
 
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Adam-T

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The Achat is a lot better than the older 80s etc weltmeisters - they`re now up to concerto quality for playability and sound . though they DO use too much plastic in the build such as plastic bass reedblocks and nylon gussets , the little 72 bass CBA currently in production has about 75% plastic bass mech and the rear soundboard is plastic too , I`d think the Achat would be made the same .

The Concerto II and Arietta-1 are the same accordion , they changed the name during production so you can even see two identical boxes, with each name .
 
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Guernseyman

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the Achat better than the 80s Weltmeisters?? Really. My friend had the old weltmeister suits S5 and it was a splendid instrument and with double cassotto.
 

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