This concertina has been soldType : English
Make : Lachenal
Model : 48 Key Treble
Price : £ 900
One of those rare Lachenals that is a tutor model but plays as well as the middle range models.
It is actually a Paragon model in every feature except it has bushed bone buttons instead of metal buttons.
It is number 40447 which is probably late 1890's.
It has bushed bone buttons-the higher grade rosewood ends, steel reeds and 5 fold bellows.
It has been restored with new pads, valves, straps and tuned to concert pitch.
It doesn't quite look as smart as a steel-reeded Paragon but it plays just as well and is very responsive for £200-£300 less.
Just one of a huge range of concertinas-only a fraction of which are listed on this site.