Note on availability: we currently have two Jackies in stock. These instruments are going through a redesign process through the manufacturer and may be out of stock for awhile after we sell through what we have. Jacks may be available by special order, but we will need to check with our supplier.
The Jackie and Jack concertinas are designed and developed by The Concertina Connection, based in Washington state. They are manufactured in China, using partly European parts, and they are quality-checked multiple times by The Concertina Connection before shipping.
This is a great beginning English concertina that is much higher-quality than other Chinese-made concertinas on the market. They feature a traditional riveted action, normally only found in expensive handmade instruments. 6-fold bellows, traditional thumb straps, accordion-type steel reeds.
The Jackie is a treble (violin-range) instrument, fully chromatic. Black only, with white plastic buttons. Padded gig bag and tutorial written especially for this instrument are included!
The Jack model is a baritone range, 1 octave below the Jackie but the same size - same fingering and instructional book used.
We stock the Jackie regularly; the Jack is usually available by special order.