EXCELSIOR Model 304 B Musette
This nice light-weight,
custom built Excelsior accordion
4/4 sets of hand-finished reeds with beautiful Italian and French
excellent mechanics, and condenser microphones. The Excelsior
brand is well respected and built mostly for the American market.
This accordion has been serviced at the Accordion Gallery including a complete
tuning and is offered with 1
year warranty (amplification excluded). You can enjoy concert (dry)
sounds like bassoon, clarinet, and bandoneon,
as well as Italian and French musette sounds - see the next section for
list of reed combinations for each switch. This is a very well
balanced light weight accordion perfect for strolling or for young
- Compact size accordion, model 304 B
- Made in Italy, Serial Number 168 / 12
- Hand finished reeds
- 4 treble sets
of reeds - LM1M2M3
to 442 Hz with M2 at +15 cents
and M3 at -15 cents. This tuning allows for
Italian and French musette sounds.
size model with 37 keys G-G measuring 15.75" across the 22
- The width of the white keys is about 18 mm. This keyboard
size would correspond to a 17.2" long 41-key keyboard.
allow you to play a large variety of music: Bassoon (L), Clarinet (M1),
Bandoneon (LM1), Accordion (LM1M2), Master (LMMM), Violin (M1M2), Musette (MMM), Musette Vivace (M2M3), and Bassoon (L).
- The first 3 switches correspond to dry/concert
switches highlighted in blue produce Italian musette
in red correspond to a rich French musette and will be great
if more "wet" musette is preferred for German, Slovenian, and French
is a very
versatile strolling accordion. The compact size and light weight make
it a good choice for young people and strolling musicians. The full
tonal range of the 4/4 sets of reeds and musette tuning will
allow you to perform a variety of music. The acoustic
accordion is offered with 1 year warranty serviced at the
Accordion Gallery in Landing, NJ.
- 4 sets of bass
- 96 bass
- Low A bass reed
- 3 bass switches
with condenser microphones
(3 treble + 2 bass microphones), powered by a
9V battery mounted in the bass compartment. Treble and Bass
Volume knobs and a 1/4" jack
pick-up are conveniently mounted on the grill. There is a Stereo/Mono
switch. You can use either a standard mono cable or separate treble and
bass through independent audio channels with a stereo cable.
- Clean bellows with excellent compression; all metal corners
and the bellows tape throughout are in very good condition
- The bellows volume matches very well the air demand from the
reeds. You can play this compact accordion with the same bellows
phrasing as you would play a full size 41/120- 4/5-reed instrument.
- Comes with comfortable well padded straps
- Very good case with
reinforced corners and
internal padding. The keys are included.