Concertinas for Sale
All instruments are available to try at our workshop in Shropshire. Please come and visit, ask questions, make comparisons and find one that suits you.

All our instruments have been restored using the correct parts, and tuned by us. They are ready to play, and will be checked and fine tuned again before sale. Only as makers and repairers, can we offer that guarantee.

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ENGLISH SYSTEM
Fully restored and available now, all with steel reeds and at concert pitch unless otherwise indicated:

Wheatstone/Louis Lachenal - Ref: E48WLL1
Wheatstone/Louis Lachenal. It was made in the 1870s by Louis Lachenal but later fitted with steel reeds, Wheatstone ends, buttons, straps, 6-fold bellows etc. It has a good quick response but is not a loud 'session' box - would be ideal for song accompaniment. 1,700

Wheatstone - Ref: E48W2
An earlier Wheatstone with steel reeds, new 6-fold bellows, sweet sound, very quick, very pretty. 1,600

Wheatstone - Ref: E48W3
Wheatstone treble, made 1939 exported to Israel. High quality BRASS reeds, probably fitted due to the adverse climate, has Tel Aviv dealer's label. Plays as good as any Wheatstone should, just a little more mellow. Lovely clear, sweet sound ideal for song accompaniment. 1,300

In stock, awaiting restoration - contact us for further details:

Many instruments get chosen and restored, rather than becoming stock, so if what you are looking for is not shown, please enquire, we might have it, or be able to find it.

Early un-named 48-key treble, very unusual with black and red sharps and flats.
 

ANGLO SYSTEM
Fully restored and available now, all with steel reeds and at concert pitch unless otherwise indicated:
Crabb - Ref: A31C6
C/G Wheatstone note arrangement, circa 1910. Lots of restoration work done by us to make this look and play as it should. Bright sound, fast, and looks great. Original 6 fold bellows with good length. 4,300

H Crabb - Ref: A40C5
40 key, C/G, Wheatstone arrangement. 8 sides, 6 1/2" across. Top of their range, professional model, original 7 fold bellows. Plays like a top quality Wheatstone, loud and fast. Original case. 5,000

John Crabb - Ref: A38C3
36 key plus whistle and squeak dating from 1902, 6 inches across. Loud and bright - on a par with most Jeffries. Crabb were top quality makers for over a century and this is the best playing Crabb with Jeffries layout I have owned so far! 4,500

Lachenal - Ref: A30L1
30 key, C/G, rosewood ends, bone buttons, new bellows 1,800

We usually have several wooden ended, bone buttoned, 30/32 key Lachenals in stock

Lachenal - Ref: A30L3
30 key C/G, Simpler style of fretwork, bone buttons, plays really well and loudly. New 6 fold bellows. 1,700

Lachenal - Ref: A30L7
30 key C/G, simpler fret pattern. Ends have been newly French polished, new 6 fold bellows. Looks like new, plays better than new, really bright and fast! 1,750

Lachenal - Ref: A32L5
32 key, C/G, metal ends, extra notes. Louder than the wooden ended models. Bright, and quick to respond. 2,200

Lachenal - Ref: A32L6
32 key, C/G, metal ends, extra notes. Loud, bright, quick. 2,250

T Shakespeare - Ref: A38S1
38 key, C/G, Shakespeare arrangement, very similar to Jeffries. 6" across, ivory buttons, original bellows. Beautiful fully fretted nickel ends, with Shakespeare pattern nickel hand-bars, copy of the most expensive C Jeffries. Loud and responsive, almost up to Jeffries standard. Ideal session box. 4,500


Unknown maker - Ref: A30U1
30 key, C/G, similar to a rosewood ended Lachenal. Fully restored with new 6 fold bellows with original pattern papers. Very similar in sound and response to a good Lachenal. Bright sound, and a bit more unusual! Looks really nice. 1,800


Unknown maker - Ref: A20M1
Labelled C. Morris, Hanley. 20 key, C/G. Small, only 5" across, rosewood ends, unusual possibly unique. Bellows re-papered with original pattern, complete with original case. 1,000

In stock, awaiting restoration - contact us for further details.

Many instruments get chosen and restored, rather than becoming stock, so if what you are looking for is not shown, please enquire, we might have it, or be able to find it.

C. Jeffries, 31-key, C/G
Lachenal, 32 key, rosewood ends
Lachenal piccolo (plays an octave higher), 30 key, C/G, rosewood ends, bone buttons, 5 inches across, original case
Lachenal piccolo (plays an octave higher), 32 key, C/G, metal ends, metal buttons, adjustable metal handbars, with original case. Amazing instrument – possibly unique?
Shakespeare, 31 key, metal ends
Shakespeare, 36 key, birds in fretwork, metal ends
Wheatstone Linota, 30 key, C/G, metal ends, 7-fold bellows
Wheatstone Linota, 40 key, C/G, metal ends, 7-fold bellows
Wheatstone
Linota, 40 key, metal ends, currently as made in B/F#. Could suit 'flat' pipes, for playing in C#. Could be tuned to C/G or Bb/F
Un-named, 32 key, C/G, rosewood ends
Selection of English made and German made 20 key concertinas, various keys and sizes
 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Piano accordion, Hohner, 48 bass, 26 key, Student VM model (1950s), white pearl finish 390

"Paddock", Rowton, Halfway House, Shrewsbury SY5 9EL
Tel: +44 (0)1743 884583
mail to: andrew @ acnorman.co.uk
 
last updated : October 24, 2020