Morse & Co Geordie English Concertina-TrebleThe Geordie is our 45-key English concertina, available in a tenor or baritone range, with a rich natural ‘rosewood’ stain. Like all R. Morse concertinas, the Morse & Co Geordie English Concertina 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 and built in western Massachusetts.
Buttons: 45 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: 7″ across the flats, approx. 5.75″ end to end when compressed. Weighs 2 lbs. 13 oz. (1.3 kg)
Tuning: a’ = 440 Hz.
Range: Choice of tenor or baritone.
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.
Fittings: Our concertinas are fitted with our own brass endbolts and thumbscrews.