Serial Number 11
Dear Accordion Friends,
a fantastic accordion in very good condition. It was made
around 1950 while Giovanni Gola was still at Dallape. The expert
touch of the legendary master can be found throughout this
spectacular instrument. The body was made from naturally aged
hardwood. The chambers are perfect resonators. The fantastic
hand-made reeds have been voiced and tuned for optimal dynamic
range. The combination of woods and reeds results in an amazing
tonal richness and power. This ergonomic 26-lb instrument is so
efficient that you will be able to play twice as long before
having to change the bellows as compared to a typical new 4/5
double-chamber accordion. The tone is powerful with both intensity
and overtones. The accordion looks amazing after almost 65 years!
The compression is excellent. The
serial number is proudly engraved or stamped on the back of the
accordion, each reed block, bellows frame, and many metal
- Serial Number 11, made in Italy
- Dallape hand-made reeds
- 4 treble sets of reeds - LM1M2H - from
deep rich bassoon to penetrating piccolo
- Classic Dallape concert/Balkan
- 5 sets of bass reeds
- Double tone chamber (LM1)
- 41 keys, 19-3/8" keyboard - walnut keys
with white key tops - fast action
- 15 different
switches (all possible reed combinations): Harmonium
(LM1H), Clarinet (M1), Flute
(M1H), Bandonion (LM1), Bassoon (L), Accordion (LM1M2),
Master (LM1M2H), Organ (LH), Musette (M1M2H), Piccolo (H), Flute' (M2H),
Bandonion' (LM2), Oboe (M2),
- Palm Master (LMMH)
- 120 bass
- 6 bass switches
- Low-A bass reed configuration
- Clean, air tight bellows, hand-made and optimized for weight and
- Bellows protector
- Very ergonomic and efficient full size
professional tone chamber accordion - 26
- Comes with comfortably padded
- Your choice of a new gig-bag or
good solid case
believe this accordion would inspire anyone to play better.
For the last 2
years this instrument has been with my friend Alex Meixner (email@example.com)
and has been used only on several recordings. Now the instrument
is back at the Accordion Gallery, serviced in September of 2020 and
offered with a full year warranty.
Here is a link
to a recent video demo from Alex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PVZmjCUFgo
can hear sound samples in the shared Dropbox folder
(headphones recommended for full appreciation of the tonal quality and
explore the interior of this masterpiece ...
was crafted from mahogany. The attention to detail is impressive.
Gola tuned on the inner side of the reed tongues. His tuning holds
remarkably well. The reeds are pristine.
bass machine... You can see that the first diminished chord button
serves as air valve.
original gold silk lining of the bellows is a classic feature of the
early 1950s models.