Gold Cassotto Accordion
Excellent Acoustic Accordions with Stereo Amplification and MIDI !
Dear Accordion Friends,
This is the top of the line
Excelsior AC Gold accordion, fully loaded with features like hand made
tone chamber, condenser microphones, and
instrument will offer
you a variety of sounds with 4 sets of treble reeds and 6 sets
of bass reeds, all hand-made. The reed configuration is LMMM. You have
LM with concert tuning and 2 additional sets of clarinet reeds (M2 and
M3) with musette tuning allowing for concert (dry) sounds like bassoon,
clarinet, bandoneon, as well as beautiful
Italian and French musette sounds when adding M2 and M3. The instrument
was custom ordered
with gold plated metal parts.
condenser microphones with separate treble and bass volume control
and MIDI complement the acoustic
Here is a summary of the
Gold plated metal parts
Hand Made CAGNONI Reeds
for treble and bass; power supply,
MIDI data cable, and stereo audio cable are included
Modern Technology Stereo
Condenser microphones -
Separate Volume controls for treble and bass
4 sets of treble reeds - LMMM. The accordion is tuned to
440 Hz with M2 set to -15 cents and M3 at +15 cents.
CHAMBER (CASSOTTO) - Bassoon
Tunned to 440 Hz
tuned with M2 and M3
set at +/- 15 cents
(LM1), Accordion (LM1M2), Violin (M1M2),Master
(MMM), Violin 2 (M2M3), Bassoon
(LM1). The Bassoon, Bandonion, and
Clarinet switches produce classic concert sounds. The
highlighted in red correspond to Italian musette.The switches
highlighted in blue correspond to French musette sounds.
Palm Master switch (LMMM)
Full size 19.25" long professional keyboard with pearl key
of bass reeds with low A
configuration for deep powerful sound
120 pear bass buttons, each one is surrounded by
smooth and silent action
switches (7 gold plated + long black master bar just underneath them)
including BASS MUTE to play only electronic bass
Backpad for bellows protection
New all-leather shoulder straps with gold plated hardware
New leather bass straps
Hard-shell case with wheels and a side handle
28 lb - very reasonable weight for a full size
accordion with microphones and MIDI
Here is a video demo
courtesy of Emilio Magnotta:
The following (optional)
MIDI modules/arranges are available for purchase with this accordion
new, custom made travel case or gig bag included
This is a very versatile
instrument in great condition. You can play it as a fine acoustic
accordion, as an amplified accordion, as electronic MIDI instrument, or
in any combination of these features. I have tested all acoustic and
electronic features and they work perfect. The balance is very good.
The tone is harmonically rich and powerful. This is a top of the line high
quality reliable accordion.
schedule your visit
to the Accordion Gallery and try this beautiful instrument.
photographs show the interior of the accordion. Some classic features
typical for top of the line
instruments are the well varnished body and reed blocks, tone
made reeds, internal bellows gaskets... The
The MIDI was installed
at the factory. You can see the neat clean work.
Disconnecting the cables to service the accordion is easy.
The bass side MIDI
contacts are mounted outside of the actual bass mechanics and don't
cause any interference.
The installation and cables routing is very neat and professional. The
electronics operation is very reliable.
The hand-made CAGNONI
reeds will impress you with their tonal richness and dynamic range.
The MIDI is very easy to
use. It comes with small power supply. All cables are included.
Connect the accordion to any MIDI module/arranger and you have a
The case has rubber
reinforced corners, wheels, and a side handle. The interior is nicely