This is a Wheatstone 48-Key Baritone with brass reeds. It has been fitted with new pads and valves, and tuned to concert pitch (A=440hz).
The serial number of this concertina is 7817.
As you can see from the pictures, this is a really beautiful instrument with the gold inlays in the fretwork and the gold-tooled bellows. It has good quality Wheatstone brass reeds which give it a mellow, almost harmonium-like tone. It is, however, a very early Wheatstone concertina, and as a result, it isn’t the quickest player in the world. This isn’t a concertina you’d use for tune playing, but its beautiful tone would make it ideal for song accompaniment.
Baritones are always very high in demand, and if you’re wanting one without the very high price tag of a Wheatstone Aeola then this might be perfect for you.
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