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Accordions repaired or restored and sent to their owners.

Settimio Soprani

Settimio Soprani piano accordion

Settimio Soprani piano accordion (sold), with 41 key 120 bass. This used instrument has been serviced and tuned. It has four voices on the treble side (LMMH) with seven couplers to mix the reed sets. The couplers are labelled bassoon, bandoneon, organ, master, musette, oboe and piccolo. There are two switches on the bass side (for the low reeds). It is in excellent condition (as you can see from the photos) with a small amount of wear to the black treble keys in the middle of the keyboard. The instrument has an astonishing range and is extremely powerful (see the video demo below.

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Pariselle melodeon DG

Pariselle melodeon with19+6 buttons in DG

(SOLD) Pariselle melodeon with19+6 buttons in DG. This was made in 2014 in Yeovil under the direction of Emmanuel Pariselle. It is fitted with hand finished Ciccarelli reeds and is octave tuned, with two voices, Low and Medium, with two switches to give three settiings (L, M, or LM). It has 14 basses and a six button helper row. The layout is Pariselle’s standard 19+6 button layout, which has been optimised for ease of playing. For instance there is a complete scale of A on the pull bellows. This is a unique instrument, made from French walnut and inlaid with red Z banding. The red buttons were selected to echo the red bellows and the inlay. The bass chords are ‘thirdless’. The note layout is here: Pariselle 19+6 DG layout and it weighs 3.5kg or 8lbs. Please watch the video demo to hear this instrument.

 

 

 

 

Parrot accordion 30 key

Parrot compact piano accordion 30 key

Here is an example of a Parrot compact piano accordion. Made in China, this instrument  has 2 voices and 30 treble keys, which means you can get down to the lower G, which is very useful indeed. It has 24 bass, which as you can see from the demo, is enough. Parrot accordions have a bright sound and this one is comfortable and easy to play.

 

 

Scandalli 120 bass piano accordion

Here is a Scandalli 120 bass piano accordion (now sold). Made in Italy. Has a full sized (41 key) keyboard, three voices (LMM) seven treble couplers and five a voice bass with two couplers.  The keyboard action is light and fast and the treble couplers allow for a variety of sounds.  Please see the demo video below.

 

 

 

Galanti 120

Galanti 120 bass compact accordion (sold)

Galanti 120 bass compact accordion, made in Italy circa 1970. Compact and lightweight model with two tremolo tuned voices and a coupler to give a single pure voice. The sound is bright and refined. The keys are slightly narrower than normal to reduce the overall size. It weighs around 7.6kg and has a new set of shoulder straps and a hard case. Instruments of this vintage are difficult to find in such a nice condition.