This concertina has been soldType : Anglo
Make : Lachenal
Model : 30 key in C/G
Price : £1300
This is a "hot-rodded" Lachenal 30 key anglo-to use an American expression. I say it because this is a normal mahogany ended, bone button, steel reeded instrument with a few improvements.
It has obviously been fitted with new pads, valves, straps and tuned to concert pitch but it has also been fitted with bushings around the buttons to keep the action quiet-and even the rosewood -ended expensive Lachenals don't have those as standard.
It also has a new set of top quality, leather 6 fold bellows instead of the usual 5 fold-which makes a great difference-hence the higher price than the standard version,
It is still a budget anglo-but it plays way better than the normal versions and is pretty unique to Barleycorn as we are the only ones who regularly have this done when we have a prospective decent quality set of reeds in a mahogany 30 key.
Most of these go to Ireland but I have only recently been there and won't be going again until Spring-if it makes any economic sense to do so after a potential Brexit!