Bell accordions have been among the most respected instruments for decades. There are many reasons for this well deserved high reputation. Originally, Aldo Mencaccini made Bell accordions in New York. When the manufacturing was moved to Italy he has collaborated with some of the best companies like Scandalli, Sonola, and recently Borsini. This particular accordion has been serviced at the Accordion Gallery and is ready for decades of trouble free performance. It features a double tone chamber made of a solid mahogany, professional quality reeds with genuine leather reed valves, and excellent mechanics throughout. The fine acoustic instrument is complemented by factory installed crystalline microphones and Duovox solid-state electronics. The Duovox Tone Generator is included. It has been tested and works fine. It will have to be shipped separately.
The accordion can be played as an acoustic accordion without any of the electronics. You can play it amplified using a standard 1/4" jack audio cable and any amplifier with the corresponding 1/4" input. There are separate volume controls for treble and bass conveniently installed on the grill. Finally, if you like the orchestral sounds you can connect the accordion to the included tone generator and enjoy a solid powerful bass sound as well as various synthesized electronic sounds for the keyboard side.
The accordion is ready to play. It can be used as a fine acoustic instrument without any electronics. If you like to use the electronics sounds all you need is an amplifier/speaker.Call us at 973-770-6877 with any questions, for a phone demo, or to schedule your visit to the Accordion Gallery where you can try the accordion yourself.