In the pipeline

In the pipeline

A top-of-the-tree metal-ended Model 37A Maccann from late 1919. (Wheatstone used the same model number for both the hexagonal and Aeola versions, but charged £2 more for the extra two sides.)

The instrument is is lovely original condition, with excellent 7-fold bellows. I shall replace all pads, valves, bushes and straps, French polish the woodwork, and tune it to modern concert pitch.

A good, versatile size, lovely condition, top maker... what more could a Maccanic wish for?

Guide price: around £2450

58-key Wheatstone Aeola Maccann duet

 

 

A really nice and original metal-ended instrument from late 1919 - completed just a fortnight after the Aeola above. It has obviously been well cared-for throughout its life. The original 5-fold bellows, for example, are still in excellent airtight condition, and even the woodwork is undamaged, with none of the usual scrapes, scratches and battle scars.

I will, of course, replace all pads, valves and bushes, and tune it to modern concert pitch, but beyond that, I intend to preserve the originality with nothing other than a clean and polish.

Guide price: around £2250

56-key Wheatstone extended treble

 

 

If one of these instruments interests you, it can be moved to the front of the queue, to be ready for sale in a month or so. For more information, please email me via the Contact page, or call me on  01603 702644