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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.

 

 

Baile piano accordion

Baile 48 bass compact piano accordion

Baile 48 bass compact piano accordion (sold). 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 satisfying (especially if you are used to playing on a two octave instrument). This would be ideal for a learner as it only weighs 6kg, which for a piano accordion is quite light.

 

Hohner Student VM 48 bass piano accordion

(sold)  Hohner Student 48 bass piano accordion. Ideal for learning or for taking to music sessions, or for busking or carrying while travelling. This instrument was made in Germanyand has a bright Hohner sound and is very far ahead of any modern Chinese made accordions at this price point, especially in terms of its playability, weight and sound. Please see the demo video to hear it!

This item is sold. 

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.