Item Type: Concertina
Fingering System: English
Fingering System Compass: Low G to high c
Fingering System Site Links: http://www.concertina.com/english/
Key/Buttons Summary: Flat-topped Brass keys,in the final format that stated as the 24-key 'Symphonium' layout. The accidental keys have been roughly painted black. Its natural-keys are also stamped on their flat tops with their note names, as well as the 'C' Notes, which are painted red on their upper sides. This practice was adopted to help guide and direct the amateur musicians (who were beginning to take up the fashionable new instrument in ever greater numbers) to locate and play the correct notes. Throughout the nineteenth century, note names appear on the white/ivory keys upon the vast majority of Wheatstone concertinas with ivory keys, with the substitution of red-stained keys for the 'C' keys on instruments from about No. 230 onwards.
Keys/Buttons Quantity: Flat-topped Brass keys.
Keys/Buttons Material: Flat-topped ivory keys, with Accidental keys stained black, the 'C' keys stained red, and the Natural white ivory keys stamped on their flat tops with note-names
Keys/Buttons Labelling: Flat-topped Brass keys, The accidental keys have been roughly painted black. Its natural-keys are also stamped on their flat tops with their note names, as well as the 'C' Notes, which are painted red on their upper sides.
Keys/Buttons Bushing: No
Keys/Buttons Base Mounting: Standard peg, felt washers
Air Button method: None
Effects Buttons: None
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Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams
This page created Tuesday 14 February 2012.