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 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
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
- Serial Number 30224, made in Italy
- Some of the best hand-made reeds from the
"Golden Age" of the Accordion manufacturing
- 3 treble sets of reeds - LMH
- Concert tuning
- 5 sets of bass reeds
- Double tone chamber (LM)
- 41 keys, 19.25" keyboard - walnut
keys, white key tops with smooth edges
- All new treble valves - excellent keyboard action and feel
- 12 treble switches
(2 groups of 6): Bassoon
(L), Clarinet (M), Piccolo (H), Organ (LH), Bandonion (LM), Flute (MH), Bassoon
(L), Clarinet (M), Piccolo
(LM), Flute (MH). Each switch
repeats for easier access from any place of the keyboard.
make you sound better!
- Palm Master (LMH)
- 120 bass with 5 bass registers - clean and shiny chrome plating,
smooth noise free operation
- Low-A bass reed
- New bellows
- Excellent compression (the new bellows and new valves make the
accordion feel like new)
- New Italian bass strap and bellows straps
- New bellows protector
- Very good lether shoulder straps
- 23 lb. - one of the lightest and most
powerful double-chamber professional accordions
- Very nice case with lots of padding, internal cover for keyboard
protection, and a special "bump" to support the accordion so that there
is no pressure on the master bar switch
a small crack in the middle B key top (see the picture below).
barely visible and does not affect the performance of the accordion.
style crystalline microphones that have been removed. The tape you see
on the bottom of the grill
picture below) covers the circular hole for the 1/4" connector. I did
not plug it permanently since if
condenser microphones are installed this hole can be used as intended.
explore the interior of this classic masterpiece...
treble valves, optimized keyboard action, all metal parts have been
anodized and will never corrode.
interior is beautifully finished. The body is made of solid aged
mounting of the reed blocks in the tone chamber to maintain uniform
tone chamber introduces harmonic richness and tonal depth.
reeds are know with their penetrating power.
They never choke and have tremendous dynamic range.