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Very rare Wheatstone 36 key Tenor English concertina

£2,000.00

Wheatstone 36 key Tenor English concertina.  This is a six sided instrument with flat ebony ends, metal buttons and steel reeds.  It is tuned to concert pitch.  The special features of this model are that it is a similar size to a 56 key tenor treble and the reed chambers are parallel rather than the radial pattern typically used by Wheatstone.  The result is that this instrument plays beautifully with a lively response and a full deep sonorous voice.

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Wheatstone 36 key Tenor English concertina.  This is a six sided instrument with flat ebony ends, metal buttons and steel reeds.  It is tuned to concert pitch.  Currently in the workshop for re-padding.  Serial number 30768 shows it was one of a pair, along with 30769, of “special” models made in 1925.  The special features of this model are that it is a similar size to a 56 key tenor treble and the reed chambers are parallel rather than the radial pattern typically used by Wheatstone.  The result is that this instrument plays beautifully with a lively response and a full deep sonorous voice.