|Type : Anglo|
Make : Lachenal
Model : 30 key Piccolo in C/G
Price : £1500
You hardly ever see a piccolo 30 key anglo-but here one is.
It is a Lachenal with rosewood ends, bone buttons, steel reeds and 5 fold bellows.
It has been fitted with new pads, valves, straps-it has been bushed and the bellowsand ends have been refinished.
A piccolo is a normal Lachenal 30 key but one octave higher in pitch.
The reeds are tiny on the right so it is smaller than a normal 30 key -being 5 3/4 inches as opposed to the usual 6 1/4.
It looks and plays well but it is a very unusual high pitched sound which would not suit everyone.
It is only a short time ago when the Irish Concertina Ensemble were looking for instruments like this to provide a band option of instruments with different ranges. Of course they turn up when they are least expected.
Try and find another one!
If this is something that would suit something you do-act fast!