Morse Albion English Concertina-The Morse Albion English Concertina is 37-key English concertina, available in a treble or baritone range. Finish choices include a rich natural ‘rosewood’ stain or satin black. Like all R. Morse concertinas, the Albion is crafted to offer the best features of high-end vintage concertinas and comes with a fitted hardshell case and a 5-year warranty against defective parts and workmanship. Instruments are made to order.The Button Box, Inc., has been making high-quality, reliable concertinas under the R. Morse & Co. brand since 1999. Our concertinas are nimble instruments with a full, bright tone, satisfying to play and appealing to the eye as well. These instruments are meticulously designed in western Massachusetts.
|Buttons:||37 keys, plus air button. Made of black Delrin®, 3/16″ across with slightly domed tops, offering comfort over many hours of playing. Natural felt bushings contribute to a smooth and quiet action.|
|Dimensions:||6.25″ across the flats, approx. 5.75″ end to end when compressed. Weighs 2 lbs. 5 oz. (1.1 kg)|
|Tuning:||a’ = 440 Hz.|
|Range:||Choice of treble|
|Case:||Custom-made fitted hardshell case included.|
|Action:||We use a traditional riveted action and stainless steel springs for a quick and even response.|
|Reedpan:||The reedpan and action pan are integrated, making our instruments unusually light and offering a full and bright sound.|
|Reeds:||We use high-grade Italian-made accordion reeds, providing a response and dynamic range equal to or surpassing that of many vintage concertinas. Our standard reeds strike a good balance of response and tone. Hand-finished (tipo a mano) reeds are also available for an additional charge.|
|Bellows:||Our standard bellows have six folds and a traditional construction of acid-free card stock, goat and cow leathers, and linen, providing strength, flexibility, and durability. A seven-fold bellows is available for an additional charge.|
|Endframes:||The graceful fretwork is made of a strong cherry laminate with a rich natural ‘rosewood’ stain or a satin black finish.|
|Fittings:||Our concertinas are fitted with our own brass endbolts and thumbscrews.
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