This is a Lachenal Inimitable 48-Key Treble with steel reeds. It has been refinished, re-bushed, fitted with new 6-fold bellows, pads and valves, and has been tuned to concert pitch (A=440hz).
This is a really fantastic example of the Lachenal Inimitable. It has had pretty extensive restoration that means it both looks and plays great. Inimitables and Excelsiors (and their Wheatstone equivalents) were made to be more decorative instruments, so it’s fairly special to see one of these concertinas looking so good. It has a good set of Lachenal steel reeds, and has a lovely balanced tone. It also has the advantage of the decorative yet incredibly practical 6-fold bellows, which just make everything easier for a musician.
The side rail is inscribed with ‘J. Peake Sunderland 3493’. J. Peake was a well known dealer of musical instruments and concertinas in the North East many years ago.
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