Barleycorn Concertinas began in 1974. From that day onwards, thousands of instruments have reached the hands of players from this company and we boast some of the greatest exponents of the instrument among our customers.
- We are undoubtedly the largest stockist and seller of concertinas in the world – selling over 300 instruments a year
- We work from home by mail order or meeting customers by appointment.
- We have long experience with concertinas and provide a personal service and great knowledge.
- No distraction of shops or shop assistants who may not specialise in the instrument.
- No competition with other customers.
- No constraints of shop hours.
- You don’t pay for shop premises, rates, VAT, assistants wages etc
Barleycorn Concertinas Service
- We buy and sell, take trade ins.
- We do valuations (£10 per instrument).
- We run a wanted list where we search for that rare and unusual instrument.
- You can trade in the concertina which you buy from us at the same price as you paid when you upgrade that instrument in due course (always assuming that it is in the same condition as when it was sold and taking into account import duty on concertinas coming in from abroad and fluctuations in current prices).
- We guarantee our instruments for major defects for a year from the date of sale.
- We send instruments by mail order on a week’s approval.
Can we Export?
For years Barleycorn has been exporting to America, Ireland, Europe and Asia, often through major dealers in those countries. Without realising it many people could be playing an instrument which originated here. We have overwhelmingly positive feedback for our services all over the globe, and with our one-week approval and one-year warranty, you can be confident in using us from abroad.
Ireland is a special market for us. Over the last 30 years we have sold many hundreds of concertinas in Ireland and three times a year we make selling trips which visit (or get near to) most areas of the country. Alternatively, we are based between Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent and Kidsgrove train stations, and we can pick you up from there if you wish you come over to the UK and visit us and our full selection.