Wheatstone Maccann Duet Concertina

(1 customer review)

£2,800.00 £2,500.00


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Wheatstone Maccann Duet Concertina made in 1929-1930 in its original case.

This Wheatstone Maccann Duet Concertina is fully renovated. The instrument will come with a full years warranty.
6 fold bellows.

A beautiful rich smooth tone and full of life.This Wheatstone Maccann Duet Concertina has been in the same family for many years,but is no longer needed.Built in 1930.
If you wish to try this stunning concertina, please give us a call and we can arrange an appointment for you to try the concertina in peace and quiet.Tel 07812064322

The concertina was invented by Charles Wheatstone, and the earliest examples, which he called the symphonium, were made in 1829. Its huge popularity in the 19th century was diminished by the arrival of the piano accordion in the 20th. The folk revival has see the concertina back in demand, There are three quite different fingering systems in common use: Anglo, English, and Duet.

English Concertina.
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.

1 review for Wheatstone Maccann Duet Concertina

  1. Olwen Leavold

    I was a bit nervous as I have not allowed myself to spend this amount on something for my own pleasure and not for practical mundane reasons. I have justified it by saying to myself that it is compo for shielding so long from this awful virus. Anyway needn’t have worried because I am very pleased with it. It is in good condition and looks as good as it’s photo. Need to practise the fingering a lot, as I am used to an ordinary English Concertina, and then I will enjoy playing. Thank you Steve. Would use Red Cow Music site again.

    • redcow

      Thank you so much. Enjoy your concertina.


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