SS-4 Ernie Felice Model
accordions in each class. They have consistent hight quality, very
responsive reeds, robust mechanics, and memorable tone. The Ernie
Felice model is often referred to as the ultimate jazz accordion. This
instrument is part of the famous Sonola Symphony Hall Series and
features fantastic hand-made reeds. The accordion I am presenting
here is a rare compact version with 18.5" keyboard length and
a compact slim body (only 22 lb). You are going to love the
harmonic richness of the Sonola. Playing and listening to the sound of
accordion is a treat for the performer and the audience.
- Voicing and tuning
- Will come with new shoulder straps (not shown in the pictures)
accordion is in very good condition. The hardware is clean with no
rust. The excellent
compression combined with the air efficient reeds and the light weight
would allow a strolling musician to perform for hours without fatigue.
The instrument is perfectly balanced both acoustically and
You can hear the tone of a very
similar Sonola Ernie Felice Compact model courtesy of Cathie Travers.
Below are some suggested YouTube videos.
- Made in Italy, Serial Number S2431
- 2 sets of treble reeds - LM
- Double Tone
- Tone Modulator - a thin wood
veneer shell under the grill adds a warm woody texture to the tone. It
could be easily removed if a brighter sound is preferred.
- 41 keys, 18.5
separate rods for black and white keys, recently serviced and with
- 3 treble switches - Master
(LM), Bassoon (L), and Clarinet (M)
- Palm Master switch (LM)
- 120 bass
- 4 sets of bass reeds
- One bass switch toggles between the full bass and Tenor-Alto.
- Clean bellows with plenty of volume, optimized for
the reed configuration and body size
- Excellent compression
- Bellows protector
- New high quality Italian shoulder straps (not shown in the pictures)
- Very good used solid hard shell case (new soft case (gig bag) available for reasonable price)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjDsLjIc1Ig - Winter Sun - Cathie Travers on SS4 Sonola
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l0yEe6vuBs - Cathie Travers - SOAVE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UvIq-fvxYI - ELEGY #2 - Cathie Travers / accordion, Ableton Live, FC300, 12-Step
got to play this
accordion! See you at the Accordion Gallery...
Let's take a look under the grill...
The picture below shows a thin wood veneer shell under the grill. It serve the purpose of a Tone Modulator and
adds a warm woody texture to
the tone. It could be easily removed if a brighter sound is preferred.
original hand-made reeds, never abused by power tools; genuine