|Type : English|
Make : Lachenal
Model : 48 Key New Model
Price : £1600
The Lachenal New Model is the one with 6 sides and raised ends. For a long while they were the top Lachenal English concertina-until the Edeophone was created around 1890.
This one is number 45587 which is likely to be early 1900's. It has rosewood ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and 5 fold bellows.
It has been restored with new pads, straps, valves and tuned to concert pitch.
All New Models are decent concertinas but I have always had a soft spot for the rosewood ones.
They always seem to be very well made. lovely to look at and have a very sweet sound.
I don't know what rosewood this is but it could be Brazilian as it has a sort of purple tinge
A really nice concertina which comes in its original Lachenal wooden case-which isn't brilliant -but I would include a new , quality, gig bag.