Dallape ORGANTONE II Cassotto Accordion

Dear Accordion Friends,

This is a rare Dallape model accordion with 3 sets of treble reeds and double tone chamber. The body is slim and ergonomic. Yet, the accordion has full size keyboard and sounds fantastic. The weight is only 23 lb. I love to restore these fine instruments. The results are very rewarding in terms of tonal quality and overall fun to play. This particular accordion was built in the 1960s and has been recently overhauled at the Accordion Gallery.

- New bellows
- New bellows traps
- New bass strap
- New bellows protector
- All new keyboard valves and new felt in the key bed
- Keyboard action optimized
- Voiced and tuned to the original Dallape specifications

The serial number is proudly engraved or stamped on the back of the accordion, each reed block, the tone chamber, bellows frame, and many metal parts. The accordion plays without any effort. The compression is excellent. You can think of this instrument as a lighter weight ergonomically optimized 3-reed version of the Supermaestro model.

  This accordion will make you sound better!
 


There is a small crack in the middle B key top (see the picture below).
It is barely visible and does not affect the performance of the accordion.




The old style crystalline microphones that have been removed. The tape you see on the bottom of the grill
(see the picture below) covers the circular hole for the 1/4" connector. I did not plug it permanently since if
new condenser microphones are installed this hole can be used as intended.






Let's explore the interior of this classic masterpiece...


All new treble valves, optimized keyboard action, all metal parts have been anodized and will never corrode.



The interior is beautifully finished. The body is made of solid aged mahogany.

Clever mounting of the reed blocks in the tone chamber to maintain uniform pressure.

The wooden tone chamber introduces harmonic richness and tonal depth.

The Dallape reeds are know with their penetrating power.
They never choke and have tremendous dynamic range.




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