|Type : English|
Make : Lachenal
Model : 48 Key Treble
Price : £500
A genuine 48 Key English concertina for only a tiny bit more money than for a cheap, plastic, Chinese copy.
This is a Victorian 48 key treble with mahogany ends, bone buttons, brass reeds and 4 fold bellows.
It has been fitted with new pads, valves, straps and tuned to concert pitch.
This is the most basic , bottom model of genuine English concertinas.
It is not quality-but neither are the modern copies -but it has a few advantages over them. One -it is a genuine antique, 2-it sounds like a concertina which accordion-reeded ones do not and 3.- it is only really useful to teach you the system and to see if you enjoy playing the instrument without spending a fortune-but if you do-and want to upgrade-it will come back in an upgrade situation at the same price that it was sold for. I assume of course that it will be in the same condition. A modern copy is worth half what you pay for it the minute you buy it!