S. Soprani Professional Accordion
This S. Soprani is an all-original beautifully crafted Italian accordion. This particular instrument
has been played with love and respect and was recently serviced at the
Accordion Gallery. It looks like new. The chrome plating is clean and shiny. There is absolutely no bellows wear. The mechanical action is very good. The
excellent. The wooden body and reed blocks have matured nicely and will
reward you with a resonant sound, rich with depth, brilliance,
- Hand-finished reeds
- 4 treble sets
of reeds - LMMH - dry tuning
- 5 sets
of bass reeds
- Tone Balancer - a wooden resonator with a similar effect as a
tone modulator - softens the tone and enhances lower and mid range
- 41 keys, 19.25" keyboard, excellent
valves and action
- 12 treble switches: Master (LMMH), Bassoon (L), Clarinet (M), Piccolo (H), Organ (LH), Accordion (LMM), Violin
(MM), Oboe (MH), Musette (MMH), Saxophone (LM), Bandoneon (LMH),
and Master (LMMH) . Please, note that the Saxophone and Bandoneon
switches correspond to reed combinations often called Bandoneon and
is a very clean accordion. It is air
efficient and responsive and feels very comfortable to play
for hours without fatigue. If
you need a light weight full size professional accordion that will be
reliable for many years this is a good opportunity to acquire
it without the
uncertainty of the "pawn shop" style descriptions (and questionable
condition) on eBay.
- Palm Master switch
- 120 bass
- 7 bass switches - chrome plating is clean and shiny
- Clean and air-tight bellows
- Bellows protector
- Good bass and shoulder straps
- 24 lb - a very light weight for a full size professional accordion
- Hard-shell case in good condition
Call 973-770-6877 with any questions or to schedule a visit to the
Accordion Gallery and play this accordion yourself.
The photograph below shows the back side of the grill. The wooden resonator you see is called "Tone Balancer".
Its effect is similar to a Tone Modulator.
The keyboard is level and silent. The original valves are
in excellent condition.
The interior is clean.
The serial number is stamped on all major components.
The reeds, leathers, and wax are all in excellent condition, exactly
what you would expect
from a regularly played and professionally maintained accordion.
vintage accordion has a story (or many) to tell. Just open your
heart and play it.
You may be surprised it feels much more alive than many of the
expensive new accordions you may own or have played...