Alex Holden (alex_holden) wrote,
Alex Holden
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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.

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Here's a photo of a different one to show what the end covers should look like:
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I'm very excited by the challenges of restoring and learning to play it (though much more confident of success in the former task!).
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