This concertina has been soldType : Anglo
Make : Lachenal
Model : 24 key in C/G
Price : £650
You don't see many of these-a 24 key Lachenal which recently came in as a part exchange.
20 keys are common and great fun-but severely limited as they only play in the two keys that they are in and have no accidentals. This is a different proposition because it has four extra buttons which supply accidentals allowing you to play in more useful keys.
On the right hand side in front of the C row the button is C# in both directions and in front of the G row it is C# out,(an octave above the other one just mentioned)-and a high Eb.
On the left you have a Bb/ G#on the C row and Bb(an octave above) /F# on the G row.
The concertina has rosewood ends, bone buttons, steel reeds and 5 fold bellows.
It has been restored with new pads, valves , straps and is tuned to concert pitch.
The bellows are very good and the only thing to mention is a repaired crack in the fret of the right hand side which is a cosmetic fault but stable and affecting nothing.
It plays well and is a very rare and useful budget instrument.