Wheatstone extended treble no. 19752, built in 1877.
- Amboyna ends, with original leather baffle.
- 56 metal 'flat head' keys.
- original 4 fold bellows.
- riveted steel reeds.
Wheatstones with riveted reeds are known for their warm tone, but they are
not particular loud
instruments. I suppose that's the price you pay for tone
quality. I use this instrument for both
Victorian solo repertoire and
compositions with a 'thin' piano accompaniment such as Benedict's
Macfarren's Barcarole. When the accompaniment is played on an early forte-piano,
which are much lighter in sound, you can even play large demanding works, like
the Molique Sonata,
on the instrument.
I played a concert in Michaelstein (Germany) where we used a 1839 Graff
The Graff never overpowered the instrument. The balance between the instruments
This instrument has been restored by the Concertina Connection.