Late model Wheatstone Anglo Concertina’s - info please…
I’m thinking of buying a late model Wheatstone 30-key Anglo in C/G (ex-South Africa) from Chris Algar, as a replacement for my mahogany Lachenal. I’ve found some info on these models on "concertina.net", but does anyone have first-hand experience of them - their good and bad points?
I realise that they are not in the same league as the pre-war Wheatstones. Apparently the reeds are ‘clinched’ into aluminium frames, which must affect the sound, but how do they stand up in everyday use, and do they hold their value? As with all of Chris’s concertinas, it will already be refurbished, and I may have a choice of 2 or more. I am going to order a Suttner soon, so I’m looking on this instrument as a intermediate for the next 4 years or so.