This beautiful vintage Anglo concertina is a well crafted instrument from the iconic Lachenel & Co. This striking instrument is a 30 button Anglo concertina with C/G tuning, with rosewood ends and a six fold leather bellows.
Features of the Lachenal Concertina:
- Anglo concertina
- 30 buttons
- C/G tuning
- 6 fold leather bellows
- Riveted action
- Steel reeds
- Serial number #6987
- Clear, bright tone
- Responsive action
- Free concertina hard case
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Founded in the 1850s by Swiss engineer Louis Lachenal, Lachenal & Co. was the most prolific of the London-based concertina makers. Lachenal spent years as a craftsman with the iconic Wheatstone & Co, honing his craft, before moving on to found his own company.
Lachenal is noted for his introduction of innovative mass-production techniques to concertina manufacturing. His new concertina design led his company to become one of the most iconic concertina producers of the era.
Dating Lachenal concertinas is not as easy as with other vintage instruments such as Wheatstones for exmaple. Researchers are attempting to compile databases however containing all know dating information for Lachenal concertinas.
Concertina Care Tips
Vintage concertinas, like any musical instrument, require care. The concertina storage tips below, courtesy of Chris Algar, will ensure your concertina stays in top condition for longer and will help maintain smooth action and playability.
When storing your concertina, make sure that you keep the bellows compressed. Firstly, ensure that you have the bellows compressed by placing a tight elastic band around the concertina, secondly, keep the concertina tightly packed in its hard case.
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