There are many nice instruments that can keep us satisfied and inspired. However, once you come across an exceptional quality accordion you know it from the first chord you play! We all deserve to find our ultimate accordion, the accordion we will never part with. Fortunately, we have different preferences and this makes the accordion world as exciting and colorful it is. I have found MY sacred accordion and I know how great it feels to be able to hear that dream sound each time you play. I am sure someone will soon feel the same way about the accordion I am presenting to you now.
This full size professional accordion is a
very special custom-built instrument of exceptional quality! It was made
by Sonola in the late 1960's with the best hand-made Binci professional
reed. As the great accordion craftsman Aldo Mencaccini says, these
accordions were built to last forever. Aldo combined the best features
from the Sonola SS20 and the Titano Royal models. What makes this
particular accordion truly special is the added quint free-bass feature
(standard on the Titano Royal Converter models). The accordion has been
loved and maintained in great condition over the years.
The Quint Free-bass system is very intuitive (see the diagram below).
The first two rows(counter-bass and bass) remain the same. The next
two rows (major and minor chords in Stradella system) now play single
notes like the first two rows but one octave above. The fifth and
sixth rows (seventh and diminished chords in Stradella) play single
notes in the same layout as the first two rows but two octave higher.
This way, the performer can use the knowledge about bass and
counter-bass buttons layout and play melody spanning 3 octaves.
Here is a video to demonstrate the capabilities of this type of free-bass accordion in the right hands.Enjoy.
Maria (Bach), played by Concert Accordionist, Mary Tokarski
Call 973-770-6877 with any questions or to schedule your visit to the Accordion Gallery where you can try this accordion. It was the best and most expensive accordion in the Bell line. You will recognize immediately the tremendous power and impressive tonal color from the Golden Age. This accordion will be a family treasure for the true accordion lover.
Here is a link to a shared folder with high resolution photographs and a sound sample of the accordion:
Please, use headphones to fully appreciate the tonal quality of the instrument.