Concertinas can be Anglo, English, or Duet.  They are fairly small, usually 6 to 7 inches across, and have buttons facing in a direction parallel to the travel direction of the bellows.  Vintage instruments typically have concertina reeds, as do some modern instruments.  A number of contemporary concertinas use accordion reeds with a traditional concertina action.  These are usually referred to as “hybrids.”

Lachenal label

Lachenal concertina label

Wheatstone English concertina

Wheatstone 56-key extended treble English concertina








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