American Made EXCELSIOR Symphony Citation
with Limex MIDI / built-in Sound
This is an
original American made Excelsior Symphony Grand from the Golden Age, a
spectacular accordion in excellent condition. The Citation Series
Excelsior is one of my favorite accordions of all times. It is an
instrument with soul, very sensitive and responsive, yet powerful if
needed. This particular instrument has Limex MIDI with built-in sound
card and has been in my personal collection for the last several
- Serial N: 11540
- Excellent Hand-made reeds
modulator is present but stays only in OPEN position
- 4 treble sets
of reeds - LMMH - 10
- 6 sets
of bass reeds (double-riveted Bass and Tenor reeds)
- 41 keys, 19-3/8" American walnut keyboard with very good action,
suitable for all music styles
- 10 treble switches - Bassoon (L), Accordion
(LMH), Melodion (LM), Organ (LH), Oboe (M), Musette
(MMH), Violin (MM),
Clarinet (MH), and Piccolo (H). The switches highlighted in blue
correspond to swing (mild/slow tremolo) sounds. The other switches are
Master switch (LMMH)
- 7 bass switches - the chrome plating is
intact and clean
- Very well balanced accordion - about 25 lb
- 17-fold bellows featuring the Excelsior patented
Air Flow design with deep folds, round corners, and hidden gaskets
- Excellent compression
- Bellows protector
- New, excellent quality very comfortable shoulder straps
MIDI with Alpin Master sound card and SD card with
programmed styles and patches; power supply and cables
- MC10 grill controller - allows access to
orchestral presets, intros, endings, rhythmic patters, volume control
and special effects fro the microphones etc.
- Limex MIDI manual and Alpin Master manual
- Original hard-shell case in very good condition
controller allows access to hundreds of built-in orchestral sounds and
effects including rhythm patterns. You will not need additional MIDI
modules to sound like a full band. The display is very
conveniently located and shows in real time the electronics settings.
This is a
accordion for the right
owner. The Citation Series was the the finest among all Excelsior
accordions ever made! The sound is deep and mellow and resonates
throughout the entire instrument. The aged body is like a resonant
chamber itself. Amazing!
always admire the classic 1950s Excelsiors and keep one in my
personal collection. This could be yours to keep, play, and
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chrome plating is
intact and shiny.
tops have turned
slightly yellow giving the accordion even warmer appearance.
This is typical for the American made Excelsiors.
original case is in
very good condition taken into account it has protected the accordion
for some 50 years.
It will serve its purpose
for another half century if handled with the same respect as by the