|Type : English|
Make : Lachenal
Model : Paragon 48 key treble
Price : £1200
A Lachenal Paragon which has recently been restored.
It has rosewood ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and 6 fold bellows-which are a later addition but certainly help to make it more effective.
I have to say that it came in looking quite scruffy. It has now been cleaned, fitted with new pads, valves, straps and tuned to concert pitch.
The main point is that it plays GREAT!
I have a load of Lachenal Paragons but this one just sings out and has the action, speed and volume of a concertina which would cost you a lot more money than this one does.
If you love beautiful, untouched concertinas -this one is not for you-but if what it looks like doesn;t have to be perfect as long as it is in good condition and plays really well-then buy it quickly!