It has metal ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and 6 fold decorated bellows.
It was restored recently with new pads, valves, straps, bushings, new bellows, a new hard case and tuned to concert pitch. It plays like a Jeffries should- with a quick action and that Jeffries tone that no other concertina can match.
This is also one of those rare Jeffries which has a Lachenal/Wheatstone layout on the accidentals rather than then Jeffries usual set up. A lot of people are reluctant to go from the system they know to the Jeffries system but want an instrument that looks and sounds like a Jeffries-this is for you!
There are some great new concertinas being made nowadays around the world-and I have nothing but praise for them-but no other concertina sounds like a Jeffries-and if it is that vintage sound that you require then it is the only instrument that provides it.
There was a time after the crash of 2008-9 when I had almost fifty of these in stock but they have sold over the period and we are down now to about twenty-mainly in C/G but also ones in G/D, Ab/Eb and Bb/F.
The last few years have seen a gradual rise in the prices which I have to pay-especially at auction-although the seller often only gets paid a couple of thousand pounds less than I have paid-and I now sometimes have to pay near this sort of price to buy the top ones-unrestored-so prices are only going to go up in the near future-probably by a long way.
This one was bought just before the big jump so represents great value at present.
Model: 30 Key in C/G
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