Geordie English Concertina
We are pleased to be able to offer our own line of concertinas. These instruments are meticulously designed and crafted by us right here in western Massachusetts. Our goal is to produce high-quality, reliable, affordable, and available concertinas to fill the niche between the lower-priced Italian models and the increasingly scarce and correspondingly expensive vintage concertinas.
The Geordie is our 45-key English model, available in tenor and baritone ranges. See note charts here. It measures 7" across the flats and comes with a fitted hardshell case: $2,800.
A Morse concertina can be ordered by placing a $50 non-refundable deposit here, or by contacting us. Morse concertinas are built to order; the average delivery time is currently around 6-8 weeks. To see what is available immediately, visit our Instruments in Stock page. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Delivery time is estimated at 4-6 weeks.
To see what is available immediately visit our Instruments in Stock page.
The Geordie is a 7" six-sided instrument, designed and carefully crafted to take advantage of the best features typical of high-end vintage concertinas.
|Range:||The tenor starts at the C below middle C, and continues to the D which is in the space above the second ledger line above the treble staff. The baritone starts at the G which is one and a half octaves below middle C, and continues to the A on the first ledger line above the treble staff. See note charts here.|
|Action:||We use a brass riveted action and stainless steel for quick and even response.|
|Reedpan:||Our reedpan and action pan are integrated making our instruments significantly lighter than most other concertinas. This design also enhances certain tones of the reeds which results in a full and bright sound.|
|Reeds:||We use high-grade accordion reeds set to give a response and dynamic range that is equal to - and in some cases surpassing - that of many vintage concertinas.|
|Bellows:||Our traditionally-constructed bellows have six folds and are constructed of acid-free card stock, goat and cow leathers, linen, and some synthetic materials, for strength, flexibility and durability.|
|Endframes:||The ornate ends are made of solid cherry. They are durably finished with a rich natural stain.|
|Buttons:||The buttons are made with black Delrin® with slightly elliptically-domed tops.|
|Fittings:||Our concertinas are fitted with brass endbolts and thumbscrews.|
|Our concertinas comes with a fully lined and blocked hardshell case and a 5-year warranty against defective parts and workmanship.|