|Type : English|
Make : Lachenal
Model : 48 Key Treble
Price : £800
Tutor model concertinas come in a variety of levels- but this is one of the higher level ones that we don't often see. It is a Lachenal no 50855-whuich would be around 1910.
It has rosewood ends, bone buttons and 5 fold bellows-but unlike its rival models it has steel reeds and bushed buttons-which puts it at the top of the tree.
I sold it originally but it has come back in part exchange for a very expensive top model as the customer has used this to learn on and to get to a level where he was sure that he wanted to continue and push into the higher quality instruments. It could do the same for you.
Has been fitted with new pads, valves, straps and has had a bellows rebind and re-paper-then tuned to concert pitch.
Comes in a 1950's "tweed" case -and plays well.