The Rochelle-2 has been developed to offer a standard size student model anglo, with many of the technical features found in more expensive hybrid anglos.
Standard Rochelle vs Rochelle-2
Both Rochelle models are standard C/G anglo concertinas with Wheatstone/ Lachenal layout. Keyboard position, rake (angle of the rows), and button size are standard. They are both hybrid concertinas, which means that the sound is produced by accordion type reeds.
The Standard Rochelle is 7 1/4" across the flats, and 7" side to side, and weighs 2.8 lbs. The reeds are mounted on accordion type angled reed banks, which does not require a calibrated airflow.
The Rochelle has a celluloid finish.
The Rochelle-2 measures 6 1/2" across the flats, and 5" wide. It weighs 2.4 lbs. The reeds are mounted on a flat reed pan, which is common on more expensive hybrid concertinas. The airflow in the R-2 is calibrated because of the amplifonic reed position. The Rochelle-2 is based on our popular hybrid models (Minstrel and Clover).
The Rochelle-2 has a lacquer finish.
Both models feature a low flex, riveted rod action, and all wooden construction.