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Wheatstone Raised Ebony-Ended 56 Key English Concertina


Type : English
Make : Wheatstone
Model : Raised Ended 56 Key
Price : £2000
Concertina Description

A very nice Wheatstone 56 Key extended treble concertina-extended up-not down.

It is number 22287 which would be late 1890's. 

It is the raised ended model which -at that time-was the top model-only later superceded by the Aeola

This one has raised ebonised ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and a later set of 6 fold bellows.

It comes in an old leather non-original case but could be supplied with a modern hard case.

It has been restored with new pads, valves, straps and tuned to concert pitch. The only negative is that-before we got it-someone had damaged four of the top reeds-which are almost impossible to replace. Having said this-none of the main 48 keys are damaged and all play well with quick action and great sound-it is after all a Wheatstone of quality.  Most folk player don't even use the normal 48 -which are all fine-and 99.9% of people never touch those top notes at all as only dogs can hear them!

That is the reason for a £500 discount on the instrument-it would normally be £2500.

It isn't as perfect as the day on which it was made but it is perfect enough on the usual 48 keys of the treble.-and it has 6 fold bellows -which the original model would not have had.

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