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.
Because almost every part of this instrument is hand made there is a good degree of flexibility in the design and it can be tailored within reason to individual requirements. Please get in touch with me to discuss this further.
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.
The price for this instrument is £3800
Here are the optional features which can be added:
-Extra buttons up to a maximum of 34. +£50 per button
-8 fold bellows +£40
-Hand Engraved end design +£120
-Air lever +£60
-3/16ths solid nickel silver buttons +£60
-Ergonomic hand rests – no difference in price.