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Very Early Wheatstone 48 key


Type : English
Make : Wheatstone
Model : 48 key Treble
Price : £600
Concertina Description

This is a concertina I sold some months ago-and it has done its job of getting someone started in playing these fabulous instruments. Today it was traded back in for the price I originally sold it for-and am charging now-in part exchange for an Aeola. It could do the same for you-and be traded in again at the price I am charging if it is in good condition and in an upgrade situation.

It is very early-the label reads "By His Majesties Letters Patent" which marks it as pre -Victorian!

It seems to have ivory buttons, rosewood ends, brass reeds and 4 fold bellows.

It has been fitted with new pads, valves, straps, a bellows rebind and re-paper and tuned to concert pitch. 

No concertina at this price is a professional quality model but it plays quite well-certainly well enough to learn on and you would not be paying much less for a modern , plastic, accordion-reeded Chinese thing-which certainly will lose almost half its value as a part ex-this is genuine and will not lose any money if you want to progress onto better instruments.

Comes in an old hard case which is O.K to carry it around in

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