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.
For sale Galanti 120 bass compact accordion, made in Italy circa 1970. This instrument is in first class condition and does not look as if it has been played much at all. It is a 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. This used instrument has been fully serviced. See short video clip below.
This instrument can be tried and purchased at Hogan Music in Newbury Berkshire
You can call them on 01635 378 68.
Bugari piano accordion with midi (now sold). Professional Bugari accordion, cassotto chamber, 37 key, 120 bass. Scottish tuned, three voice musette plus octave reed (LMMM), 11 treble couplers plus master palm coupler, 5 voice bass with 5 couplers. This instrument is unusual in that it has 37 keys but 120 bass. The 37 keys make it just that bit more compact than 41 keys.
Accordion stradella bass machine, five year guarantee in 1935…and it still works. Picture taken inside a Boselli 41/120 piano accordion.
Hohner Atlantic III piano accordion. Three voice (low reed, and two medium reeds) with 9 couplers (4 are repeats), mute switch, 3 couplers on the 5 voice bass side.
This is a lovely instrument – the 1960s Atlantics were fitted with composite pads (a sandwich of leather and foam attached to the keys and which form an air seal until you operate a key e.g. sound a note), and over time the foam in the pad disintegrates. All the pads on the bass and treble were replaced. The internal condition is good with no valve noise, and the instrument is in tune and sounds great. See the video below.