|Type : Anglo|
Make : Lachenal
Model : 26 Key in Bb/F
Price : £775
A Lachenal No 160417 which would be around 1905-10.
It has mahogany ends, bone buttons, steel reeds and 5 fold bellows.
Has been restored with new pads, valves, straps and tuned to concert pitch.
This instrument is top period for reeds.
Around this time even the cheaper instruments have well made reeds-including the ones with brass reeds.
It therefore plays well and sounds well.
Instruments in Bb/F are very popular at the moment because they sound so sweet-not being so high and piercing as the much more usual C/G's. Also a lot of men sing around the key of F and a lot of ladies seem to pitch around Bb-making them good instruments for song accompaniment.
Just one of a few anglos in Bb/F -and one of a huge pile of anglos in other keys.