Wheatstone Bone-Button Linota Concertina
- 3,000.00 Grams
- Calculated at Checkout
Wheatstone Linota Bone-Button Concertina
Built circa 1910, this is a vintage 30 button Wheatstone Linota concertina with C/G tuning, featuring bone buttons and a six fold bellows with decorative gold inlay.
Features of the Wheatstone Vintage Concertina:
- Anglo concertina
- 30 buttons
- C/G tuning
- 6 fold leather bellows with gold inlay
- Bone buttons
- Riveted Action
- Steel Reeds
- Newly replaced Wheatstone straps
- Free concertina hard case
Wheatstone concertinas are the most popular concertinas of their time, and are still hugely in demand today - especially the vintage models - offering seamless action and superb response.
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 not playing your concertina, always store your concertina in its hard case with the lid fastened to prevent dust or grit getting in and affecting the intricate internal mechanism.
Concertinas hate extremes of temperature and humidity, we recommend storing your concertina in its hard case, in a room with an ambient temperature of at least 18C but no more than 25C.
Extremes of temperature or extreme fluctuations of temperature, may cause key functioning and moveable parts of the concertina to warp, sometimes to an irreparable extent.
Humidity must also be kept constant, anything under 40% humidity will cause the concertina to react and will likely affect the reed pan and cause other issues that may make the concertina harder to play or may prevent it from playing at all
In winter keep a tray of water near the radiator in the room where you store your concertina to prevent the air from drying out.
Those of you on the East Coast of the US, be particularly careful as your low humidity during winter may lead to internal damage to the concertina.
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.
Keeping the bellows compressed in this way prevents them from expanding and losing elasticity and means you won’t lose action on the concertina.
Good to Know:
- 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive your Wheatstone Concertina. See our Shipping & Returns Policy.
- If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
- Priority Shipping Worldwide.
- If you're in a hurry enquire about our FedEx 4-6 day shipping.
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES
All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)