Rochelle-2 Anglo Concertina

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Rochelle-2 Anglo Concertina

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Rochelle-2 Anglo Concertina

Introducing The Rochelle-2 Anglo Concertina. This wonderfully designed concertina sits beautifully in the mid price range but offers such value and quality.

The current version of the Rochelle-2 is a considerable step up from the ‘old’ Rochelle (custom designed European made reeds, riveted action, small (standard anglo) size), the Rochelle 1 will continue to be produced. From a technical point of view, the R-2 is positioned between the Rochelle and Minstrel.

Price includes:
– Anglo concertina: 30 keys, C/G Wheatstone layout
– Tutor, especially written for this instrument
– Gig bag
– 5 year warranty
– Free UK Mainland Delivery

The instrument comes with an easy to understand tutor, especially written for this instrument. It will teach the basics of playing concertina, music notation, rhythm, and music theory.
The tutor is suitable for both self study and for use in formal lessons (e.g. music schools, private instruction).

The Rochelle-2 has been developed to offer a standard size model anglo, with many of the technical features found in more expensive hybrid anglos.

Standard Rochelle vs Rochelle-2

Both Rochelle models are standard C/G anglo concertinas with Wheatstone/ Lachenal layout. Keyboard position, rake (angle of the rows), and button size are standard. They are both hybrid concertinas, which means that the sound is produced by accordion type reeds.

The Standard Rochelle is 7 1/4″ across the flats, and 7″ side to side, and weighs 2.8 lbs. The reeds are mounted on accordion type angled reed banks, which does not require a calibrated airflow.
The Rochelle has a celluloid finish.

The Rochelle-2 measures 6 1/2″ across the flats, and 5″ wide. It weighs 2.4 lbs. The reeds are mounted on a flat reed pan, which is common on more expensive hybrid concertinas. The airflow in the R-2 is calibrated because of the amplifonic reed position. The Rochelle-2 is based on our popular hybrid models (Minstrel and Clover).
The Rochelle-2 has a lacquer finish.

Both models feature a low flex, riveted rod action, and all wooden construction.

2 reviews for Rochelle-2 Anglo Concertina

  1. Paul clarke

    Just up graded to the Rochelle 2 from a great first concertina the Rochelle.
    The Rochelle. 2 just fits me in everyway I love it. A real step up from a great starter concertina.
    Thanks Steve for a prompt and great service

  2. Peter Dugmore

    I’ve had my Rochelle 2 for a few weeks now. First impressions were that it looked good, felt light and fits the hands nicely. Fortunately, I had seen reviews and comments re the Rochelle 2 on Concertina Net about stiff bellows and buttons and, indeed, this was the case with mine. I kept it handy and picked it up a few times a day to ‘exercise’ the bellows and give the buttons a work out! Also one reed was sticking a bit and needed playing in. The right hand strap seems to be of a softer leather and stretched after being used which needed adjustment.
    In summary, it needed playing in and tweaking a bit but, overall, I am very happy with it. It plays well, has a good action and sounds good.
    Thanks Steve for the usual helpful service.

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