This concertina has been soldType : English
Make : George Case
Model : 48 Key Baritone
Price : £1850
Baritones have to be the most sought after of the English concertina range-I don't seem to be able to keep them in stock for a week!
This is a mid Victorian George Case 48 key with rosewood ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and 5 fold bellows.
It has just come back from a complete overhaul including pads, valves , straps, bushings, re-binding the bellows and tuning to concert pitch.
As with all baritones it is quite large and measures 7 3/4 inches across the ends. I guess it is a lot heavier than a treble but most people play them on the knee while sitting down-so it should not be much of a problem.
A lot of Victorian baritones are quite slow but this one is as fast as I have ever seen one to be.
It looks great, sounds great and plays as well as any baritone at this price could do.
It has its original wooden case which I haven't had restored -but which someone could probably do themselves.