This is a 30 key English system concertina, designed and developed with mostly European parts. The Jackie is a treble concertina, with a range comparable to a violin. These English concertinas have a traditional riveted action, normally only found in expensive hand made instruments. The action is designed very well and makes the instrument 'feel' much like a high priced vintage instrument. The concertina is a wonderful versatile instrument, that is relatively easy to learn and suitable for all kinds of music, ranging from folk tunes, to pop music, jazz and classical music. Because of its small size it is very portable, and it blends perfectly with other instruments. The relatively high price of vintage concertinas and ‘mid priced’ new models, has kept many prospective players from trying the concertina. The Jackie has been developed to cater to this group of potential players. They are the perfect instrument for anyone interested in trying out the concertina without having to invest a large amount of money to purchase that first instrument. Made by Concertina Lovers for concertina lovers!
This concertina was built with all the important features, such as key board lay out, spacing of the keys, key diameter, key travel (the height of the keys), number of bellows folds, type of thumb straps, etc. identical to traditional English concertinas, to assure a smooth transition to a higher class concertina later on.
Jackie Treble concertina: 30 keys, ranging from G below middle C to the second C above middle C, Fully chromatic.
6 fold bellows
traditional thumb straps.
Accordion type reeds.
Full 47 page tutorial book instruction book included.
The instrument comes with an easy to understand 47 page instruction book, especially written for this instrument. It will teach the basics of playing concertina, music notation, rhythm, music theory, etc.. The tutor is suitable for both self study and for use in formal lessons (e.g. music schools, private instruction, etc.).