This instrument is based on concertina reeds which are hand made in my workshop. The instrument is made using almost exactly the same processes that were used in Victorian England, with only the highest quality materials. It is my belief that this approach is the best way to create a concertina. Each instrument is a work of art in which there is no compromise on quality. Because this instrument has hand made concertina reeds, it produces a beautifully resonant sound which parallels that of the best Victorian makers.
There is a good degree of flexibility in the design and it can be tailored within reason to individual requirements should you have any.
The standard features of this model are 31 buttons – one is a drone key. 7 fold bellows with decorative bellows papers. Highest quality goat skin is used for the bellows. Either G/D or C/G, Jeffries or Wheatstone layout. 6mm wide buttons made from artificial bone. The instrument is supplied with a fitted hard case.
Base price for a 31 key instrument: £5000
38 Key instrument: £5420
40 Key instrument (C/G tuning only): £5900
Here are the optional features which can be added:
-Extra buttons up to a maximum of 38. +£60 per button
-8 fold bellows +£50
-Hand Engraved end design +£150
-Air lever +£60
-3/16ths solid nickel silver buttons +£60
-Ergonomic hand rests – no difference in price.
-Wooden ends – no difference in price.