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Stephanelli piano accordion with Hohner reeds

Stephanelli piano accordion with Hohner reeds

Small piano accordion with two octave keyboard range from G to A and 12 bass (sold).  I replaced the Chinese made reeds with classic Hohner piano accordion reeds on the RH side (from a vintage Organola piano accordion) and some Italian made reeds on the chord and high octave voices on the bass. The low bass reeds were salvageable and so remained in place. I removed the thirds from the chords so that it can be played in both major and minor keys. The overall result is a unique small piano accordion. Unlike many accordions of this size I have given it a dry tuning, with only a light tremolo. I can convert small accordions to have third-less chords. It certainly  makes them very playable.