R. Morse & Co.
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The Geordie is our 45-key English concertina, available in a tenor or baritone range, with a rich natural 'rosewood' stain. Like all R. Morse concertinas, the Geordie is crafted to offer the best features of high-end vintage concertinas and comes with a fitted hardshell case and a 5-year warranty against defective parts and workmanship. Instruments are made to order. Base price $2,995. Free shipping within continental 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:||45 keys, plus air button. Made of black Delrin®, 3/16" across with slightly domed tops, offering comfort over many hours of playing. Natural felt bushings contribute to a smooth and quiet action.|
|Dimensions:||7" across the flats, approx. 5.75" end to end when compressed. Weighs 2 lbs. 13 oz. (1.3 kg)|
|Tuning:||a' = 440 Hz.|
|Range:||Choice of tenor or baritone.|
|Case:||Custom-made fitted hardshell case included.|
|Action:||We use a traditional riveted action and stainless steel springs for a quick and even response.|
|Reedpan:||The reedpan and action pan are integrated, making our instruments unusually light and offering a full and bright sound.|
|Reeds:||We use high-grade Italian-made accordion reeds, providing 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.|
|Bellows:||Our standard bellows have six folds and a traditional construction of acid-free card stock, goat and cow leathers, and linen, 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.|
|Fittings:||Our concertinas are fitted with our own brass endbolts and thumbscrews.|
Direct from The Button Box:
Order a Geordie by placing a $100 non-refundable deposit here or by contacting us. We will contact you once your concertina is completed to arrange payment of the balance.
To place an order select options below. Delivery time is estimated at 4-6 weeks. Free shipping within continental U.S.
For those who desire a particularly bright tone, we now offer a hand-finished (tipo a mano) reed option for an additional $85. 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
Red Cow Music - Stillingfleet, York, UK. tel. 07812064322
Offer applies only to new R. Morse concertinas shipped within continental 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 continental USA on all orders totalling $100 or more (not including tax or shipping). Orders will be shipped via UPS Ground or the US 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.