|Type : Maccann Duet|
Make : Wheatstone
Model : Aeola
Price : £2500
The only concertina on the site that I am selling on commission for a friend. It is a Wheatstone Aeola 72 Key Maccann with steel reeds and 8 fold bellows.
It is quite rare in that it appears to have original aluminium ends and aluminium reedframes. This has no doubt been done to keep the weight down as this sort of Duet is quite large and usually very heavy. This is normal 72 key size but certainly much lighter than you would expect. It has been restored-I am led to believe by Richard Evans in Australia and it is fully playing -in concert pitch and with a decent, original case.
The only things I need to mention are that it appears to have an aluminium "patch" on the left side-almost as though they cut holes for a row of buttons that were never required-and from the two drilled holes on the left-I assume that the handles have been moved at some time. They seem to be in the correct place now.
A good player-at a fair price.