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Internal pics of a Frontalini hybrid concertina from Italy


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Picked this up cheap recently, and opened it up to check on the rubber gaskets holding the keys to the levers, but turns out there's no such thing on this model and the butons are riveted to the levers.

 

It plays pretty well as-is, decently in tune, just needs new straps, so I put it up on the Sales section as-is to be inexpensive for a novice who wants to do sea shanties or whatnot.

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Thanks for posting!  The reed pan design looks very German, though with accordion reeds rather than the long-plate aka ganged reeds that you would see on a German concertina from an earlier era. 

 

Does the concertina actually say "made in Italy" somewhere?  And can you add an exterior photo of the extended bellows?

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1 hour ago, Daniel Hersh said:

Thanks for posting!  The reed pan design looks very German, though with accordion reeds rather than the long-plate aka ganged reeds that you would see on a German concertina from an earlier era. 

 

Does the concertina actually say "made in Italy" somewhere?  And can you add an exterior photo of the extended bellows?

 

It does indeed have "MADE IN ITALY" stamped on it behind one hand-rail.

 

I can get an exterior of the extended bellows tomorrow, no problem.

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