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Note Configuration We have a Standard Configuration that we use on our instruments which is friendly to both Wheatstone/Lachenal and Jeffries players.
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The sound and feel of a Wakker concertina partly determined by the person that ordered the instrument.
The following testimonials are from players who tried our 2007 'traveler' anglo.
Though a more austere-looking, all black concertina was occasionally produced after the death of Prince Albert in 1861, it was not until the introduction of the 'Aeola' in 1898 that Wheatstones' treble and tenor-sized English concertina began to be regularly produced in an 'all-black' format, with black morocco bellows having black bellows papers, and with solid ebony, ebony veneered, or 'ebonized' ends and fretwork. 21676 A 'Clarionet'------- sold 1893/4 The Wheatstone 'Aeola', named after the Greek God of Wind, Aeolus, was introduced in about 1898 as a high quality 'professional' instrument, with 'long scale' reeds having double-riveted tongues, fine black leather bellows, ebony ends and with its chrome-capped buttons with velvet bushings into the fretwork (Ref 29).
Some of their large and special models had been produced 'all black' from about 1875, and instruments in the C M Collection with such ebony ends and black bellows include: : C150 no. The first Aeolas were not eight-sided, as is generally believed, but were fine quality six-sided instruments, with flat ebony ends that had 'AEOLA' stamped into their woodwork.
The evolution of the modern, 8-sided Aeola spans the period of Wheatstones' move from 20 Conduit St to 15 West St, off Charing Cross Road, London: instrument no.The price that you 'lock in' by placing a deposit is for models that are being offered at the time you make your deposit.If newer models come into existence after you make your deposit, the price for these models is not subject to the price you have locked in, though you will still be entitled to purchase the models that were offered at the time you put in your deposit for the price you were quoted.The well-known octagonal, raised-ended Aeola did not appear until 1901, and was undoubtedly a response to the all-black professional concertina produced by the rival firm of Lachenal & Co under their trade name 'The Edeophone', which was first produced around 1890.[PLATE 7] These early octagonal Wheatstone Aeolas still had the unusual 'comma' or 'dot and tail' fretwork as used on the earliest six-sided models.