Handsome Mexican Bocote Concertina
This is one of the more recent concertinas. It is a Heritage concertina, meaning that it is made the same way English-made instruments were constructed.....English-style reeds with steel tongues and brass shoes. These reeds are individually made tapered to a 5 degree angle. Every note has its own reed, installed into the reedpan which is laid out by hand. The reed pans are made and fitted into the bellows frames. Edgley concertinas have a radial reedpan which, in my opinion, gives them a strong, but mellow tone. Hybrid concertina are differently made with the reedpan installed permanently into the body of the instrument. Our hybrid concertinas are made using special hand-made (A Mano) Italian-style reeds. There are two reed tongues to each reed frame, which make them less complicated to construct. Both types of concertinas produce a beautiful tone, but slightly different from each other. The same quality of materials and workmanship are present in both types of instruments.