This is a Wheatstone 48-Key Treble in Bb. It has been fitted with a new set of 6-fold bellows, new pads, valves and straps, and tuned to concert pitch (A=440hz).
We’ve had a few English concertinas in strange keys come into stock in the last few months, but a concertina in Bb is much more common than, for example, our Lachenal New Model in A. That is because a lot of Salvation Army concertina players would tune their instruments down a semitone to play with brass more easily. There is a lot to be said for concertinas in Bb. The tone is very hard to describe, but being tuned down a semitone makes them different beasts and this is no exception. It has a lovely balanced tone, and plays well. This is also a very low price for such a quality instrument. It’s value is affected by the key it’s in, but if you have a use for a concertina in this key then you’re getting a very high quality Wheatstone instrument at a bargain price.
Viewing of this concertina would be recommended!
Model: 48-Key Treble in Bb
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