August 17th, 2013

Concertina

Squeezebox

I bought a concertina! It's an antique (roughly 1880s) 48-key English Lachenal Inimitable. According to the eBay seller it's playable as-is but could do with a fair bit of TLC to bring it up to a decent standard. Also the original pierced rosewood end covers have been replaced with plain aluminium plates. Collapse )

I'm very excited by the challenges of restoring and learning to play it (though much more confident of success in the former task!).