The New Phoenix Concertina
We are delighted to introduce the all-new Phoenix Concertina launched late 2017. Researched and developed by Paraic McNeela, it's a 30-button Anglo concertina in the key of C/G. And, for a short time only we're thrilled to offer free online concertina tutorials with concertina maestra, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, with every purchase of the Phoenix. Scroll down for more details.
"Since we launched the Phoenix we've had a great reaction, players are especially taken with the quality of the tone, thanks to the superior reeds, the size of the Delrin® buttons and the sheer ease of play thanks to its fast action and light weight." Paraic McNeela
“This is a great intermediate concertina, at a very, very good price, very easy to play” Caitlín Nic Gabhann
Key Features of the New Phoenix Concertina:
- Rapid action & sublime ease of play
- Crafted with highest quality Czech-made steel 'Tipo a Mano' reeds for a beautiful tone
- New & Improved Lever and Traditional Riveted Action system
- Measures 6.3" across the flats (16 cm approx)
- Domed black Delrin® buttons for friction-free fast playing
- 6-Fold Leather Bellows
- Adjustable premium soft leather hand-straps
- Jeffries Layout**
- Comes with a premium shock-proof hard case
- 30 DAY TRIAL
- 3 YEAR GUARANTEE
- FREE SHIPPING
- plus *BONUS ONLINE TUTORIALS*
**Different Layout Options on 1st and 2nd buttons right hand side are C#D# and D#C# OR C#C# on first button. Please state in your order notes if you require either of these options.
The Phoenix has been crafted using the best quality materials available, including premium Czech reeds. We use ‘Tipo a Mano’ (hand-finished) reeds, made from Swedish sound steel, producing a bright, sweet and melodious tone. Czech reeds are renowned the world over for producing top quality tone and their strength and brightness makes the Phoenix a great traditional Irish session concertina when you need to be heard but not to dominate and, like all good reeds they open up and get even better with play.
The Phoenix will take you to the next stage!
The Phoenix is a great fit for the intermediate concertina player, crafted to the highest standard and perfect for students who are ready to advance and master their instrument. When developing this concertina it was really put to the test. We had several trial sessions and received feedback from many concertina players. The overwhelming response was that it matched concertinas twice the price for action and sound. This is a concertina that will serve you for years.
The 30 Button Phoenix Anglo Concertina is fully chromatic meaning you can play in all musical keys.
Reviews for the McNeela Phoenix Anglo Concertina
It's a joy to play! The action is very good, the tone is crisp - Nancy R.
This is one of the best SOUNDING concertinas I have played and the best value. Nice reeds - a true "concertina" sound. Best "mid-range" instrument on the market. - Charles M.
The concertina is top quality. Excellent tone, light and quick to play, better than anything I have played previously. - Lionel G.
This concertina has rapid and responsive action and reeds. I would rank it as better than the Morse (Morse Céilí concertina priced at €2,373) - Richard I.
BONUS online concertina tutorials with Caitlín Nic Gabhann
For a short time only, we are thrilled to offer free online concertina lessons with every purchase of the McNeela Phoenix concertina; developed by award-winning musician, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, in partnership with Paraic McNeela. Not only will you receive three great beginner concertina lessons that will have you mastering technique and note placements in no time but you’ll also receive two concertina masterclass lessons with Caitlín where she will introduce you to two great session tunes to add to your concertina repertoire. Caitlín will take you through each piece step by step and give you tips and tricks to impress your fellow musicians. These lessons are exclusive to McNeela Instruments and are not available anywhere else.
Legendary After-Sales Service
Couple the above with McNeela's legendary after-sales service as well as the Phoenix concertina's 3 year guarantee and we think this is a great investment for the passionate concertina player. In fact we think that the Phoenix plays so well you'll be reluctant to put it down.
Go gcuire an ceol meidhir ionaibh!
The Phoenix also comes with a premium shock-proof hard case
Try your Phoenix concertina for 30 days from the day you receive it and if you're not happy we guarantee a full refund including shipping.
We also offer a 3 year guarantee including free repairs
If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we'll ship it the same business day.
Free Shipping - Priority Shipping Anywhere In The World.
This does no affect your statutory rights
If you have any questions at all, Paraic McNeela would be delighted to answer them. You can contact him here: Contact Paraic
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)