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48key English Lachenal


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Hi everyone. 

Never really planned to sell this concertina, but I thought I’d just put it up for sale to see if someone is interested. I’m not in a rush to sell it either.


It’s a Lachenal 48 key english concertina. I’m not too sure if it’s the actual inimitable or not, but regardless of that, it plays beautifully. It has brass reeds and it’s fully restored and tuned to concert pitch A=440Hz so its ready to play. Cosmetically, it’s in really  condition, very little to none signs of wear use whatsoever. The bellows are in excellent condition with a nice compression and no air leaks at all. Comes in a very nice handmade wooden case.


If you are interested please message me for the price. Postage within the UK is at £14.99 special delivery. Can ship worldwide at the buyer’s expense. I could possibly consider trade ins.






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I would date 19082 as circa 1874, just after they changed from "Louis Lachenal" to "Lachenal & Co". This is the first Joseph-Highams labeled English Lachenal  in my data. No. 19087 is another "Inimitable" purchased by Higham. Maybe he bought a bunch of these at the time. He later purchased more English and Anglo Lachenals.

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