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 and 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 - the planet’s concertina hub.

• A vast, historic overview, a virtual museum with detailed photos of instruments,
is found at Neill Wayne’s
The Concertina Museum Collection.

Concertina makers
Today, basically only a handful of people build the instrument:

- Colin & Rosalie Dipper (no web site)
John Dipper
C Wheatstone & Co
Anthony James - hybrids
Marcus Music - hybrids
A C Norman - hybrids
Wolverton Concertinas - hybrids
- Holden Concertinas - restoring & traditional reeded (own reeds), made to order

The Irish Concertina Company - both
- José Claro Concertinas - both. Lerma, Upper Oakpark Rd, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Suttner Concertinas
7Mount Concertinas

Frank Edgley - both

- Alabama:
Bob Tedrow - hybrids
- Kentucky:
Carroll Concertinas
- Maryland:
Kensington Concertinas
- Maryland:
Thomas Concertinas
- Massachusetts:
The Button Box - hybrids
- Washington State:
The Concertina Connection - both

Chris Ghent

“Hybrids” and “both” – what’s a hybrid?

All photos and illustrations ©Henrik Müller unless otherwise noted