|Type : Anglo|
Make : Wakker
Model : 30 key in C/G
Price : £3150
A lovely Wakker No 0648. I believe it is an A2 model but you can check for yourself on his website.
It has raised ebonised ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and 7 fold bellows. It comes in a Wakker hard case.
As it is a relatively new and hardly marked instrument all the original valves and pads have been left on it-although I may well have replaced a few valves as part of its service. The tuning has been checked over and any fine adjustments made. It is in great condition and plays and sounds really well. Personally I think that it has a sweet sound rather than a harsh one.
Wakker concertinas are made in the U.S and are traditionally made with proper reeds, bellows etc
There is a large demand for their instruments and it wouldn't surprise me if it was a two year waiting list to get one new.
Also you have to remember that anything coming in from the U.S. attracts around 23-25% of its value in Customs Duty and VAT which of course does not apply to one that is already here but would have applied when it was first brought in. If you look at his prices you always need to add around 25% to them for the U.K.
It is rare to see secondhand ones for sale so don't miss this one!