Wheatstone Vintage Concertina For Sale | McNeela Instruments

Wheatstone Vintage Concertina

Weight:
1,100.00 Grams
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
€2,450

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Wheatstone Vintage Concertina

This wonderful vintage Wheatstone concertina has just been added to our collection. This striking instrument is a 30 button Anglo concertina in C/G.

This concertina has been refurbished with new valves and new pads, but still contains the original Wheatstone steel reeds. These top quality reeds offer an exceptionally bright tone, unrivalled in many modern concertinas today. It's a real treat to play!

Features of the Wheatstone Vintage Concertina:

  • Anglo concertina
  • 30 buttons
  • C/G tuning
  • 6 fold bellows
  • Matt black wood finish with metal ends
  • Serial number #56354

Bonus Features:

  • Original Wheatstone steel reeds
  • Newly replaced valves
  • New pads
  • Exceptional clear, bright tone
  • Great responsive action
  • Free Concertina Hard Case

This is a great opportunity to get your hands on a gem of an instrument. Wheatstone concertinas are the most popular concertinas of their time, and are still hugely in demand today - especially the vintage models.

Wheatstone concertinas offer seamless action and superb response. This Vintage Wheatstone Anglo Concertina is no exception. It's a well crafted instrument with superb sound and fast action.

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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.

Storage

  • 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.

Temperature

  • 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

  • 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.

Bellows

  • 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:

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)

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