This site documents the building of a concertina, specifically an English concertina.
If you are not sure what a concertina is, a straight-to-the-point, complete overview of history, types, buying advice, makers, repairs, is here: Chris Timson's "Concertina FAQ".
For really in-depth, go to Robert Gaskins beautiful ”Concertina Library” – a true reference site!
The day-to-day business of the concertina happens at ”concertina.net” - the planet’s concertina hub.
A vast, historic overview, a virtual museum with detailed photos of instruments, is found at Neils Wayne’s ”The Concertina Museum Collection”.
Today, only a handful of people build the instrument:
The UK: Colin Dipper (no web site)
- C Wheatstone & Co (Steve Dickinson)
- Anthony James (miniatures)
- Marcus Music
- A C Norman
Germany: Jürgen Suttner
Canada: Frank Edgley
- Alabama: Bob Tedrow
- Kentucky: Carroll Concertinas
- Maryland: Kensington Concertinas
- Maryland: Thomas Concertinas
- Massachusetts: The Button Box
- Texas: Herrington Brothers
- Washington State: The Concertina Connection
Australia: Chris Ghent
All photos ©Henrik Müller unless otherwise noted