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
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 6.5" across the flats
- Domed black Delrin® buttons for friction-free playing
- 6-Fold Leather Bellows
- Adjustable premium soft leather hand-straps
- Jeffries Layout - Layout can be switched to Wheatstone/Lachenal if requested.
- Comes with a premium shock-proof hard case
- 30 DAY TRIAL
- 3 YEAR GUARANTEE
- FREE SHIPPING
- plus *BONUS ONLINE TUTORIALS*
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 best quality 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 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.
The 30 Button Phoenix Anglo Concertina is fully chromatic meaning you can play in all musical keys.
What concertina players are saying about the Phoenix:
"Beautiful finish, ... top class instrument." Johan S.
"Excellent tone, light and quick to play." Lionel G.
"... rapid and responsive action and reeds." Richard I.
BONUS online tutorials with Caitlín Nic Gabhann
For a short time only, we are thrilled to offer online concertina tutorials 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.
Until stocks last, buy a McNeela Concertina and get Dave Elliot’s The Concertina Maintenance Manual for just €15 (RRP €24). This offer is subject to availability.
Dave D. Elliot’s concertina manual is the last word on concertina maintenance anywhere and a must have for owners of both new and antique concertinas. Concertinas are intricate instruments borne of a Victorian mania for little machines and hence feature fairly delicate mechanisms that may need simple tweaks from time to time to keep them in playable condition. Mr Elliot has kindly offered me a great deal on a limited amount of his acclaimed manual to lucky buyers of McNeela Concertinas.
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!
(May the music make you merry!)
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)