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.
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 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.
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.
Did some maintenance to the reeds on this lovely old Sonola accordion yesterday. The grille looks like it comes off a Buick. The build quality is superb, but oh my, it is heavy – I didn’t actually weigh it but it is at least 13kg. You want to be sitting down to play it. The new owner was very pleased with it – as I would be too.