This is a Lachenal 48-Key Tutor Model with brass reeds. It came in as a part-exchange and was fitted with relatively new pads and valves, which we have left on. It is tuned to concert pitch (A=440hz).
This concertina feels bizarre to play, because everything about it points to the fact that it shouldn’t play as well as it does. It has brass reeds, 4-fold bellows, and is a lightwood model which puts it at the very bottom-end of Lachenal’s instrument line. Yet it is fast, has a lovely tone and doesn’t feel at all like a 4-fold instrument. The bellows themselves are very flexible which is potentially why they don’t feel restrictive. Obviously, a concertina like this will never be troubling anything over the £1000 mark in terms of objective quality, but this would be absolutely perfect for somebody looking for a quick, balanced concertina- potentially even preferable to a £950 steel-reeder (but that’s completely subjective).
We’re fans of this little thing!
Model: 48-Key Treble
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