I have restored and played many accordions made by Alberto Morbidoni. All of them have been very powerful and rich sounding instruments. The quality has been very consistent with some distinct features (both in design and tonal power). Once you hear or play one of them you can usually recognize this sound. This particular accordion is virtually new. It was sold by Mike Aralde as a custom order with an additional special chrome-plated grill. The original owner cherished the instrument and played it only indoors. For all intents and purposes you can think of this as a show-room accordion. However, you can buy it for a much better price.
black grill has a built-in tone modulator (see the pictures below the
description). With the modulator closed I
feel the combination of tonal depth, "warmth",
and power that are typical for
the quality cassotto accordions. Opening
the modulator clearly reveals the cutting brightness of a non-chambered
accordion. If you like even more brilliant tone you can use the
chrome-plated metal grill. It is acoustic without a tone modulator.
Both grills have a pick up and allow you to use the built-in
This accordion has been serviced at the Accordion
Gallery in December of 2018 and is offered with two years
warranty. The instrument looks
like new. It is very clean. There are absolutely no air leaks. All
reeds respond fast and play in tune. The chrome plating throughout
is clean and shiny. I have provided many photographs, so that you
can fully appreciate the excellent condition of this accordion.
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