Classic PETOSA AM 1100 Accordion -  The Flagship Model!

Dear Accordion Friends,

This is a classic Petosa AM 1100 accordion, sold new in 1997 and still in pristine condition.

The AM 1100 model features the best hand-made reeds available with double tone chamber and low-A bass configuration. This is a concert instrument with 12 treble and 10 (!) bass switches. It remains the flagship model of Petosa Accordions in Seattle.

This instrument is one of the best you can find, both acoustically and cosmetically. The tone is clear, yet rich and strong with lots of power, deep bassoon and clarinet, and strong piccolo. The acoustic balance between treble and bass is excellent. The bellows has 18 folds and lots of volume. The compression in excellent. With the additional reeds you can play a huge variety of music and always enjoy an authentic sound - jazz, classical, ethnic, Italian, French, polka - you have just the right type of tuning. The two sets of reeds will give you 21 distinct sounds. When you use the Tone Modulator you can have 42 different treble sounds! You can use the the concert reeds and the classic black grill in a jazz club and the same evening you could play with the musette reeds and the "eagle" grill in a French restaurant. This is like having two different accordion, both of them the best in their class. This is fantastic!

Our children and grandchildren will still admire the craftsmanship and the tonal personality of the AM 1100. Yes, I am confident there is future for the accordion. The time of prejudice is gone. You can tell by the accordion music featured in many movies and recent TV commercials for American Express and BMW. Even the popular TV show "The price is right" featured an accordion recently, a Petosa accordion. I hope you enjoy the pictures below and would be glad to hear from you if you've already experienced the charm of this accordion or would like to know more about it.
















The profile of the palm master switch is very smart and helps avoid interference
with the performers right leg while the instrument is played in seated position.








Here is the complete accessories package - the interchangeable musette reeds in a mahogany case
and the amplified grills without tone modulator, also stored in a custom made mahogany boxes.










There are 4 treble microphones for uniform gain across the keyboard range.
The amplification can be used in Mono or Stereo modes with independent Volume and Tone
controls for treble and bass channels.








The entire accordion is like new. This instrument was built to last for generations of musicians. The interior is as nicely
finished as the exterior. All parts have been carefully selected and are in excellent condition - the keyboard valves,
the reed leathers, the wax, all mechanical assemblies... The reeds are fabulous and the response is truly impressive.












You can use the the concert reeds and the classic black grill in a jazz club and the same evening
you could play with the musette reeds and the "eagle" grill in a French restaurant.



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