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I recently bought a 44 Key English Aeola. It has raised ebony ends and dates from around 1909, a time which unfortunately the Wheatstone records are missing. While I was in some way frustrated that it didn't have the full 48 keys, I couldn't resist as the sound and response were better than anything I had ever played. It so light, yet loud and effortless to play. I'm guessing this may be a unique experiment from Wheatstone? I certainly can't find records of another 44 key except from the earliest days. The advantage of dispensing with the top A B Bb C gives more space to create a more evenly designed instrument, allowing a wonderful response and sound by removing little-used reeds. It may be that it was unsuccessful because the 48 key model was the standard. Any thoughts anyone.....
FOR SALE. COMPLETELY REFURBISHED EBONY END WHEATSTONE AEOLA 48 BUTTON. THE SERIAL NUMBER IS 29.000 AND COMES WITH A GOOD CASE. MOST OF THE WORK WAS DONE BY BUTTON BOX AND IT PLAYS LIKE A WHEATSTONE SHOULD. ASKING 2,800 WHICH INCLUDES SHIPPING. THANKS FOR VIEWING CAN FURNISH PHOTOS UPON REQUEST. CONCERTINA IS LOCATED IN THE GREAT STATE OF KY.