This concertina has been soldType : English
Make : Wheatstone
Model : 56 key baritone-Treble
Price : £4500
A wonderful 56 key baritone treble Aeola No 31243-top period.
It has ebonised ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and 7 fold bellows.
Comes in a custom built hard case.
This instrument came in a part exchange from a very good player. I gather that it was bought from an American player some years ago.
It came in fully playing-restored in the recent past and great condition. I have just had to do a complete valet and service on it.
This is a standard 56 key baritone-treble layout with the difference that the low Ab on the right hand side has been replaced with a low F for better chording.
A great instrument-in great condition with a beautiful mellow tone caused probably by the fact that it has original cloth baffles in the ends and the reeds have aluminium frames which takes the edge off the sharpness of tone but plays just as fast-and of course lightens the weight of quite a large concertina.
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