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:
Crabb - Ref: E48C7
Crabb Aeola treble, special order 1964, owned by the highly esteemed EFDSS gold medal holder Rollo Woods from around1967. Restored and tuned, now playing better than any other Crabb English we have come across, If this were an Anglo it could be considered equal to a Jeffries in value, but prices of English concertinas are always lower than anglos. Unique, top quality 8 sided instrument with original case. 3,700
 

Jabez Austin - Ref: E48JA
Baritone 48 key (transposes treble keyboard down one octave). Incredible survivor from around 1850, pre-dating the use of steel reeds. Brass reeds, repaired/replaced where necessary, now plays evenly with a warm organ-like tone. Original bellows, with unique Austin pattern papers. 2,400
 

Wheatstone - Ref: E48W3
Wheatstone metal ends, circa 1908, original 5 fold bellows with gold patterned papers. A fast and loud instrument good for sessions and performance. Wrist straps fitted. 2,500
 

Wheatstone - Ref: E48W4
Wheatstone 48 key treble, circa WW2 era. This plain looking treble has brown varnished ends, and plastic buttons. Seemingly uninspiring to look at, but plays amazingly well. Rivetted action and really good quality Wheatstone steel reeds, loud and fast. Ideal for a session where you want a nice tone with plenty of volume, but not harsh nor strident, at an affordable price. Also ideal for travelling, not too precious, no restricted materials like ivory, ebony or rosewood (CITES regulations). Original 5 fold bellows. Not the prettiest of instruments, but a real surprise, excellent player! 1,800.
 

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.
Mayenburg 48 key treble
Wheatstone 48 'tutor'
 

ANGLO SYSTEM
Fully restored and available now, all with steel reeds and at concert pitch unless otherwise indicated:
Lachenal - Ref: A30L8
30 Key C/G, fancy rosewood veneered ends, original bellows, in very good condition. Plays well with a bright sound. Circa 1918. 1,750 with hexagonal case or 1,700 without case

Lachenal - Ref: A32L11
PICCOLO ANGLO only 5" across (125mm) C/G plays one octave higher than usual C/G. Metal ends and buttons, with adjustable metal handbars. Probably unique, with a loud, bright, punchy sound. Very good condition all round. Amazing instrument! Original hexagonal mahogany case. 3,600

Mayenburg - Ref: A20M2
20 key C/G mahogany ends. Original 5 fold bellows, have long extension, as good as most 6 fold bellows. Very clean even has the original handstraps! The reeds have been reworked to improve the sound and response, similar to a Lachenal (good bright response) but a bit louder. 750

Mayenburg - Ref: A30M1
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


Mayenburg - Ref: A30M3
30 key, C/G, rosewood veneered ends, much like a Lachenal. Restored, and reeds improved to give a nice bright responsive sound and feel. Original 5 fold bellows have a long extension, as good as most 6 fold bellows. A bit louder, and rarer than a similar looking Lachenal.1,750

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


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
C. Jeffries, 26-key
Henry Harley, Bb/F
Lachenal, 32 key, rosewood ends
Lachenal piccolo (plays an octave higher), 30 key, C/G, rosewood ends, bone buttons, 5 inches across, original case
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 30 key. Only 5 1/2" across. Possibly unique, definitely fabulous! Made in Bb/F but could be changed to C/G. Someone with small hands, and deep pockets is going to love this!
Wheatstone Linota, 37 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
Amongst the instruments in stock and waiting for repair are anglos in C/G, B/F#, Bb/F, and sometimes A/E, Ab/Eb and usually G/D
 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

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

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mail to: andrew @ acnorman.co.uk
 
last updated : June 28, 2023