Concertina Construction

traditional reedpans   frank holding reedpans
Traditional reedpans are fitted to the bellows frame — Heritage model.
close-up of playing zebrawood concertina
This is a close-up of a new Zebrawood model. It is constructed of solid zebrawood with leather bellows with black bellows papers.
finishing bellows
Putting the finishing touches on a set of bellows. Hand-skived garment quality leather is used. This is a beautiful, hard-wearing leather. The bellows frame is strengthened with the addition of the wooden plate as seen in the photo.
Handstraps are made of tooled leather.
Solid stainless grills are brought to a high polish.
testing a new concertina
Every instrument undergoes rigorous testing before it is sent to the customer.
All reeds undergo meticulous 'studio' tuning.