This is a Wheatstone Aeola 48-Key Treble with steel reeds. It has been fitted with new pads and valves, and tuned to concert pitch (A=440hz). The serial number is 24212.
The Wheatstone Aeola is the highest-quality English concertina available, and this concertina is a very good example of the model, which is a little surprising considering the fact that it’s not from one of Wheatstone’s better periods. It is a fast player with a gorgeous, slightly more gentle tone, and is efficient enough to make the 5-fold bellows less of a restriction- however, we’d still suggest that it’s potentially better for tune-playing than chords. As you can see from the pictures, the original finish has worn away over time and there is wear around the buttons, but we thought that it would be good to have a slightly more affordable Aeola in stock rather than re-finishing the ends and re-bushing the concertina but then having to charge more money for it.
A very good top-end English.
Model: 48-Key Treble
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