This concertina has been soldType : Anglo
Make : Lachenal
Model : 22 Key in C/G
Price : £475
This is a rare instrument which has just come in as a part exchange.
It is a Lachenal 22 key with rosewood coloured ends, bone buttons, steel reeds and 5 fold bellows.
It has recently been restored with new pads, valves, straps-a bellows rebind and re-paper then tuned to concert pitch.
20 keys are of course very common-and although a great deal of fun-they are severely limited by only playing in the keys of C and G. The minute that you add a D#/C# key on the right and a Bb/G# on the left you open up a lot more possibilities.
This is a very nice example of the 22 key made in the most basic Lachenal format -but still playing and sounding well.