& Figli Schumann Accordion
Special "Walnut" Model
is the latest Siwa & Figli accordion model, designed for
musicians who like a more compact and light weight instrument that
still features full size keys and hand-made reeds. The weight
reduction is achieved by reducing the keyboard range from 41 keys to 37
keys F-F. As a result, the accordion body can be more compact as well.
These accordions have unique bass section with 102 buttons. You can
think of the standard 96-bass setup with the added D# row on top.
The Schuman models are finished in palisander, rosewood, olive, maple,
walnut root etc.
They look gorgeous and the tonal quality and ease of handling are
equally appealing. All instrument feature hand-made reeds and genuine
leather valves. You can order any reed configuration and custom tuning.
Many special options are available like wooden Tone Modulator,
interchangeable reed blocks, amplification, MIDI, and custom color
patterns (keys/buttons/bellows colors).
Here is a summary of the features of this particular accordion:
- Fabulous walnut
wood exterior with pearl key tops and bass buttons
- Excellent hand made
- 4 sets of treble reeds LM1M2M3
- Beautiful and clever "asymmetric" musette tuning allowing
Swing, Italian, German, and French musette sounds on the same
- 11 different treble
switches allow for a variety of sounds: Bassoon (L), Bandoneon
(LM1), Accordion (LM1M2), Sax (LM3), Harmonium (LM1M3),
Musette (MMM), Violin
(M1M2), Violin II (M1M3), Polka (M2M3), and
Clarinet (M1), and Sopran (M2)
The M2 reeds are tuned slightly sharp for mild tremolo/swing sound
(switches highlighted in blue). The M3
reeds are tuned flat to provide classic Italian musette (switches
highlighted in green). The full spread M2M3
corresponds to classic German musette. The triple MMM musette is
suitable for French/German/Slovenian
styles (switches highlighted in red). The Bassoon,
Clarinet, and Bandoneon remain concert tuned.
instrument has a great feel and balance. The reeds are made in house
and combine the tonal depth of the Siwa "bombate" reeds with the harmonic
richness of the Sabbatini reeds in the middle of the spectral range.
The effect is a powerful tone with well blended harmonics. The
accordion handles very easy. Play it at the Accordion Gallery side by
side with the latest Beltuna Alpstar and Brandoni Classic 37 models and
enjoy the distinct feel and tonal character of each brand. I am sure
you will find the dream accordion for your needs.
- Palm Master (LMMM) - 12 different treble sounds
- Professional keyboard - 37 full size keys F-F with
pearl key tops; smooth edges, excellent fast action
- 4 sets of bass reeds with low G
configuration for the solid deep bass that combines tonal
depth and fast response
- 102 pearl bass buttons
- 5 bass switches
- 17-fold bellows beautifully finished with burgundy inner
folds. The bellows volume matches perfectly the reed configuration
resulting in impressive efficiency of the accordion.
Condenser microphones (7 treble + 3 bass) with anti-feedback circuitry, independent volume control
knobs for treble and bass, and 1/4" jack pick-up
- 24 lb
- Your choice of had-shell case of gigbag (both options
available on request)
The accordion comes with
warranty, serviced at the Accordion Gallery in Landing, NJ. Call
973-770-6877 with any accordion related questions. I believe I can help.