R. Morse & Co.
The Céilí is our 30-key anglo concertina, available with a Jeffries or Wheatstone/Lachenal fingering layout, in a variety of keys. Finish choices include a rich natural 'rosewood' stain or satin black. Like all R. Morse concertinas, the Céilí is crafted to offer the best features of high-end vintage concertinas and comes with a fitted hard case and a 5-year warranty against defective parts and workmanship. Instruments are made to order. Base price $2,825. and free shipping within contiguous U.S.
The Button Box, Inc., has been making high-quality, reliable concertinas under the R. Morse & Co. brand since 1999. Our concertinas are nimble instruments with a full, bright tone, satisfying to play and appealing to the eye as well. These instruments are meticulously designed and built by us right here in western Massachusetts.
|Buttons:||30 (option of left-hand thumb drone for additional charge). Made of black Delrin®, 1/4" across with slightly domed tops, offering comfort over many hours of playing. Natural felt bushings contribute to a smooth and quiet action. Raised air button.|
|Dimensions:||6.25" across the flats, approx. 5.75" end to end when compressed. Weighs 2 lbs. 4 oz. (1.0 kg)|
|Tuning:||Available in C/G, G/D, D/A.
a' = 440 Hz.
|Layout:||Jeffries or Wheatstone/Lachenal are standard. Custom layouts upon request.|
|Case:||Custom-fitted case included.|
|Action:||Traditional riveted action paired with stainless steel springs for a quick and even response. Lever arms are cut from brass sheets, eliminating the 'spring' effect produced by lever arms fabricated out of brass rods.|
|Reedpan:||The reedpan and action board are integrated, making our instruments unusually light and offering a full and bright sound.|
|Reeds:||High-grade Italian-made accordion reeds provide a response and dynamic range equal to or surpassing that of many vintage concertinas. Our standard reeds strike a good balance of response and tone. Hand-finished (tipo a mano) reeds are also available for an additional charge (C/G and G/D only).|
|Bellows:||Six folds, with a traditional construction of acid-free card stock, goat leather, and cotton muslin, providing strength, flexibility, and durability. A seven-fold bellows is available for an additional charge.|
|Endframes:||The graceful fretwork is made of a strong cherry laminate with a rich natural 'rosewood' stain or a satin black finish.|
|Fittings:||Our concertinas are fitted with our own brass endbolts and thumbscrews.|
Direct from The Button Box:
Order a Céilí by placing a $100 deposit here or by contacting us. We will contact you once your concertina is completed to arrange payment of the balance and shipping.
To place an order select options below. Delivery time is estimated at 6-8 weeks. Free shipping within contiguous U.S.
For those who desire a particularly bright tone, we now offer a hand-finished (tipo a mano) reed option for an additional $70 (C/G and G/D only). When completing your order online, please indicate in the "special instructions for shipping" box that you would like your instrument to have hand-finished reeds. Please contact us if you have any questions.
In addition to ordering from The Button Box, you can order
Micheal O' Raghallaigh - Rathmolyon, Co. Meath, Ireland. tel. 00353 07 7996670 or
Red Cow Music - Stillingfleet, York, UK. tel. 07812064322
Accord et Musique, Lyon, France.
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A video message from Doug Creighton, store owner, regarding our sales and services during the current Covid-19 state of emergency.
I’m Doug Creighton, owner of The Button Box in Sunderland, Massachusetts. I wanted to provide you with an update on what you can expect from the Button Box in the coming weeks, during this unprecedented and strange time we’re all experiencing.
As in many other states, the governor of Massachusetts has currently closed all non-essential businesses to walk-in customers and staff, and encouraged continued online business. Because our staff is not able to be at the store, our capability has been limited.
However, I’ve been working on setting up at home, and I’m happy to announce that we now have increased capability for you to do business with us online.
We look forward to returning to full capability back in Sunderland at some future date. In the meantime, we appreciate your continued business, and send our good wishes to you and yours. Please stay safe and healthy, and play lots of music!
Offer applies only to new R. Morse concertinas shipped within contiguous U.S.
Use coupon code FREESHIP at checkout to apply discount. Free shipping is by USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground at our discretion. Please let us know if you have a preference for one of those services.
Free shipping within the contiguous USA on all in-stock instrument orders. Orders will be shipped via UPS Ground or the United States Postal Service at our discretion. If you qualify, free shipping will be applied automatically when you enter your zip code in the shopping cart.
Please note that we will charge a 2% re-stocking fee for any returns on orders using the free shipping option. See our full return policy for details.