Category Archives: Unrestored instruments

I have these items for repair or review. Please feel free to contact me if you like something.

Chromatic Button Accordion – 32 bass

Nice little CBA –  Chromatic  Button Accordion – from Royal Standard, with C system right-hand layout and 32 stradella bass (see this Wiki entry for an explanation of the RH keyboard layout). Restoration entails a full reed overhaul and tuning. Great place to start if you want to try out the chromatic button way of playing.

Instruments of this size are unusual. Restored price £425.

If you are interested in this accordion please contact me.

Hohner Verdi I piano accordion 48 bass

Hohner Verdi I piano accordion – a classic instrument from the 1930/40s. This one has a striking art deco design on the grille. A two voice instrument with 48 bass (counter bass, bass, major  and minor chord).  Light weight and ideal for gigging and busking. This instrument will have a full reed overhaul (new valves and wax) and tune, so it will sound like new, with the classic bright Hohner sound. Impossible to find a modern instrument like this for the price, which includes new shoulder straps. £500.

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Settimio Soprani piano accordion 80bass

‘Settimio Soprani Two’ piano accordion with 34 keys and 80 bass.  Two voice. Compared to modern accordions this is relatively light in weight and less tiring to play and carry around than a full sized 120 bass accordion. This is the ideal size to weight combination for a piano accordion. This will be fully restored to play-ability, with completely overhauled reeds (new valves and wax) and tuned.  There is no modern/new equivalent to this for the price.  Restored price, including new shoulder straps £475.

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Soprani PA 34key/36bass … (for restoration)

Soprani PA 34/36This falls into the category of a light piano accordion, with 34 keys and 36 basses (all 12 notes in the scale), and major and minor chords.  I love the look of it too. The body is in good condition, as are the bellows, which is why I want to get it back to working condition. The reeds need completely removing, cleaning, re-valving and no doubt tuning. Quite possibly all the pallets will be releathered too, though I haven’t quite decided on that just yet. It’ll be like a new accordion! And it has a case!

If you are interested in this accordion please contact me.