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​Top 5 Concertinas under $2,500

Top 5 Concertinas under $2,500

If you graduated from a beginner’s basic anglo concertina and it is time for you to look for concertinas that will showcase your skill level as a player, the following is a list of the Top 5 mid-range Anglo concertinas in the keys of C/G.

5. AP James Anglo Concertina

At number 5 this anglo concertina has the features of an advance beginner’s concertina. It prides itself with its clean bright sound and its quick response. This 30 button concertina Tipo A Mano Italian steel reeds and handmade in England with stainless rivet action. The 6 leather bellows that has individual card pieces makes this instrument flexible. It comes with steel ends or solid Sapele ends and both have solid Sapele hand bars with adjustable straps. APJ Music sells their anglo concertina for $1833. http://www.apjmusic.co.uk/apj_30button_anglo.htm

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Top 5 Concertinas under $2,500


4. Clover Anglo Concertina

This 30 button hybrid concertina is on the C/G key and is designed by Concertina Connection is one of the mid-range concertinas on the market. With the traditional riveted brass action it gives a fast response action during the play in addition to its six fold leather bellows and bushed button holes and action. This concertina is fashioned with metal buttons in Wheatstone or Jeffries layout and it also has wooden ends as well as frames, boards and reed pans. Button Box sells this for $2400 together with a concertina case. http://www.buttonbox.com/new-concertinas.html#anglo

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Top 5 Concertinas under $2,500


3. Sherwood C/G Anglo Concertina

This Anglo concertina is fitted with Antonelli steel reeds, with six leather bellows and black plastic buttons. This instrument produces bright tone and has a fast action response. The reeds made of Antonelli accordion reeds are fitted into a modified reed pan. This handmade instrument is manufactured in England. Red Cow Music sells this for $2290.


Top 5 Concertinas under $2,500


2. Standard Tedrow 30 button C/G Anglo Concertina

This handmade anglo concertina uses accordion-reed but uses the traditional method of handcrafted concertinas. The ends are solid mahogany, has riveted stainless steel action and also uses stainless springs. The 7 black folded leather bellows is hand-built cut. Homewood Musical sells this instrument for $2250. http://hmi.homewood.net/standard/

Top 5 Concertinas under $2,500


1. The Phoenix

The Phoenix Concertina is the best fit for intermediate players as its superior features will have players who graduated from the beginner’s class concertinas making better quality music instantly. The Phoenix is a fast, highly responsive concertina and has been crafted using premium quality materials, including premium Czech reeds. These are ‘Tipo a Mano’ (hand-finished) reeds, made from best quality Swedish sound steel, producing a bright, sweet and melodious tone. Their strength and brightness makes the Phoenix a great traditional Irish session concertina when you need to be heard but not to dominate and, like all good reeds, they open out and get even better with play. McNeela Instruments also give a great after sales service for this instrument in addition to its 3-year guarantee. It easily tops the list because of its quality-to-beat at a very affordable price. It is currently sold at McNeela Instruments for €1,395


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  • Lee

    What do you recommend? A one and a half year old phoenix concertina (still under guarantee with you!) or a Sherwood Concertina Modell 3308?

    Lee Evans

    • Paraic McNeela

      Hi Lee, I’d recommend the Phoenix! After a year and a half the bellows will have been ‘broken in’ and the reeds will have opened up beautifully. Let us know which you go for.

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