Jay Lamsa Posted September 8, 2004 Share Posted September 8, 2004 (edited) Well, I am finally selling my first concertina. I've had my second instrument for several months, and can't keep both. It is a Wheatstone 1E, 48 buttons, treble, walnut finish with white and black plastic keys. The serial number is 36474, indicating it was made in 1959 (see the Wheatstone Concertina Ledger at http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD03/PAGES/D3P0880S.HTM). This instrument is in excellent condition, and played regularly. I think it has a nice tone, steel reeds, and plays well and easily. Occasionally, the 2nd Eb above middle C sticks if you don't hit it square, but that is the only issue, and I believe a minor one. I find the action very smooth and easy. The bellows are in fine shape (no leaks and they look solid), and I replaced the original thumbstraps (they broke) about a year or so ago. Don't worry - the replacements were purchased at the Button Box and thus are appropriate for the concertina. It also comes with a hard black case with velveteen lining (in excellent condition; also from the Button Box). The original case will also be sold with the concertina, although it is in poor condition (the hinging, consisting of a cardboardy affair, has broken away). This is an excellent starter or "next" concertina after you have outgrown your first relatively inexpensive model. I have enjoyed it immensely, but I have recently gotten a Lachenal Excelsior and can't justify keeping both at this time. I am asking $1600. I'm posting now because I will have it with me at the Northeast Squeeze In. If you wish to see it there, drop me a note and we can arrange to meet. Thanks! Jay Edited September 8, 2004 by Jay Lamsa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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