Lachenal 48 Key English Concertina
A classic Lachenal 48 Key English Concertina, made in 1905.Fully serviced in our own workshop.
A beautiful high quality turn of the 20th century Lachenal 48 key English concertina, fully restored to excellent playing condition and tuned to modern pitch. Metal fret worked end and five fold bellows.Solid modern concertina case included.
The instrument comes with a one year warranty and is ready to play. Steel Reeds.
*Fully tuned to modern Pitch
Free UK Mainland Delivery (Excluding Highlands and Islands)
Introduction: The English concertina is fully chromatic and each button plays the same note on both push and pull of the bellows. The scale comes by alternating notes from each end of the instrument, which makes it easy to play fast runs. This system tends to suit players who read music as the buttons line up exactly with written music with the stave lines on the left hand and spaces on the right.
First make sure which fingering system you are looking for, Anglo, English or Duet, see above for an explanation. The reeds are the next most important thing, brass is softer, and needs more tuning, while steel is longer lasting and faster to speak. Unless you have a small budget, or have a quiet singing voice, steel is probably best.
The bellows should be big enough to play smoothly, and it shouldn’t leak. 5 folds is good enough for English and Duet, 6 is better for Anglo because it needs more air. Watch out for the tuning because most concertinas were not made in concert pitch, and will need re-tuning before use. We always sell at concert pitch, unless otherwise stated.
If you need further help please call Steve on 07812064322 for a chat.