BELL Cassotto Accordion
Made by Scandalli, the same materials and quality as the 1960's Super VI

Dear Accordion Friends,

There are many nice instruments that can keep us satisfied and inspired. However, once you come across an exceptional quality accordion you know it from the first chord you play! We all deserve to find our ultimate accordion, the accordion we will never part with. Fortunately, we have different preferences and this makes the accordion world as exciting and colorful it is. I have found MY sacred accordion and I know how great it feels to be able to hear that dream sound each time you play. I am sure someone will soon feel the same way about the accordion I am presenting to you now.

In my opinion the Scandalli Super VI from the 1960s is one of the best accordion ever made. It combines the ultimate precision in mechanics (still not surpassed) with the most responsive reeds producing the ultimate blend of treble and bass sounds. The accordion I am presenting to you is a 3-reed compact version of the 1960's Scandalli Super VI. This Bell was made at the Scandalli factory by the same people and with the same materials used to craft the Super VI. Aldo Mencaccini, the founder of Bell accordions was a consultant on the Super VI design team. Aldo was so impressed by the quality of the first Super VI models that he had his Bell instruments made by the Scandalli factory throughout the late 1950's and the 1960's. The pictures will tell the complete story.

This accordion has been serviced at the Accordion Gallery and is offered with a full year warranty. The instrument is in excellent condition, a dream for any accordionist who wants the tonal character and power of the legendary Super VI in a compact strolling size accordion. The tone is rich and vibrant, eager to flow out of the instrument and captivate the audience.

Call me at 973-770-6877 with any questions, for a phone demo, or to schedule your visit to the Accordion Gallery.

The accordion comes with new Italian shoulder straps and bellows protector.

Let's explore the interior of this fabulous accordion...

The treble valves are soft and clean with a perfect seal. The keyboard is level and responsive.
It is a pleasure and fun to play this instrument.

The body is made of solid aged mahogany, the same wood used for the 1950-60's Super VI.
The tone chamber is identical.

I re-waxed the treble reeds in April, 2018.

These are the legendary hand-made reeds that make the 1960's Scandalli Super VI such a rich sounding instrument.

The bass side interior...

The bass reed blocks are mounted by spring-loaded bolts. This design is the best I have seen. It distributes the pressure
on the blocks evenly and allows for fine-tuning.
This design was first implemented in the 1950's for the legendary
Scandalli Super VI. As mentioned earlier, this instrument was built by Scandalli for Aldo Mencaccini.
You can think of it as a 3-reed single-chamber version of the Super VI.

Some of the best double-riveted hand-made reeds ever used for the Bass and Tenor reed sets.
These reeds have been used in the 1950-60's Scandalli Super VI.

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