|Type : English|
Make : Lachenal
Model : 48 Key New Model Treble
Price : £1700
A Lachenal New Model, ( the design was new in the 1870's and was made right up to the 1930's which shows how successful it was!), No 57500-which would be 1920's.
They are made with rosewood ends, ebony ends , metal ends-and now and then we see an amboyna model.
This is a rosewood one and they often seem to be better than the ebony ones. It has metal buttons,steel reeds and 5 fold bellows.
It has been restored with new pads, valves, straps, bushings and tuned to concert pitch.
Plays well and is a perfect middle range model-way better than tutor models while not being in the class-or price range- of the top Wheatstones.