Jump to content

Lachenal Tuning Bellows on ETSY


Recommended Posts

Lachenal Tuning Bellows.  I've seen these on ETSY for a while and thought that they might be of interest to someone here.  Have heard of them but never seen a set until this one.  I have no relationship to the seller.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wonder if the "value" of this item is not as a modern tool, but as an antique special item from the historic Lachenal factory.

This is probably the kind of tuning bellows, along with a test concertina, that the great Tommy Williams would have used when he was a freelance tuner for Lachenal,

as described in his famous interview and recordings, where he says they told him his tuning was too good.

While I would not pay $448 for it, especially with one reed plate missing, it is a genuine piece of concertina making history

that might be worth bidding something for.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ridiculous price on ETSY. I have a Lachenal tuning bellows that I will sell for US$150 plus shipping. There are two types of Lachenal tuning bellows--single set of tuning slots and double sets of tuning slots. Mine has a single set of tuning slots. As someone indicated, they are very handy when doing some tweaking of an instrument. If interested, please send me a private message.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...