Wheatstone Amboyna



          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
         Andante and 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 forte-piano.
         The Graff never overpowered the instrument. The balance between the instruments was amazing.
         This instrument has been restored by the Concertina Connection.