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For Sale: Wheatstone Aeola Concertina (Sold)

Monday, March 18th, 2013

no longer available – Concertina is sold

Offered for sale is a Wheatstone Aeola Treble concertina (#27864)

  • 48 keys, 6 fold bellows, steel reeds, brass mounts, concert pitch, lovely tone, original leather case
  • Original manufacture: May 8th, 1919 (Wheatstone Ledger Entry)
  • Refubished: 2009 by that nice Mr Gibb @ theboxplace – incl pads, valves, thumbstraps & retuning

The concertina came to me (~2008) from a lady who was sorting out her grandfathers effects – the only history I have is “he’d had it all his life” – but I doubt that was from new. You can see in the photos that the fretwork has slots for bowing levers. There is no mechanism and indeed there are no airholes in the actionboard base or the reedpan (i.e. it was built like this). Leather case is OK for storage but I’d recommend a new case if you’re you going to be taking it out.

It’s an excellent player – classic Aeola versatility, ready to go and just looking for the right person to make beautiful music with.

Price: £2700 incl UK delivery

Location: Northumberland & occasionally elsewhere (ask!)

Contact me to buy or for more details