Dallape SUPERMAESTRO Accordion
Serial Number 11

Dear Accordion Friends,

This is 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 parts.

I believe this accordion would inspire anyone to play better.

For the last 2 years this instrument has been with my friend Alex Meixner (alex@alexmeixner.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

You can hear sound samples in the shared Dropbox folder (headphones recommended for full appreciation of the tonal quality and harmonic richness): 


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

The body was crafted from mahogany. The attention to detail is impressive.

Giovanni Gola tuned on the inner side of the reed tongues. His tuning holds remarkably well. The reeds are pristine.

Inside the bass machine... You can see that the first diminished chord button serves as air valve.

The original gold silk lining of the bellows is a classic feature of the early 1950s models.

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