SOUND DEMO: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cyfpbx7oeswdbin/AADzCTX5_3xg23FNDwvGZ7Ksa?dl=0
Here is another
beautifully restored Excelsior accordion. The instrument has the original
hand-made Excelsior reeds. You
will immediately recognize the typical Excelsior sound and
overtone richness. The tonal balance between treble and bass is
The compression is excellent. The reeds are nicely optimized and air
efficient. Playing this accordion is a true pleasure. This is the jazz
model, also known as Van Damme model. It features 3 sets of reeds with
double bassoon and clarinet reeds and double tone chamber. You have
bassoon and clarinet reeds in the chamber and another set of bassoon
reeds out of the chamber. The keyboard has extended range from G to C.
This way the double bassoon sound can be used as a violin switch if
played in the upper two octaves. There is also a tone modulator that
is so important for the warm "Excelsior sound".
There are a few cosmetic imperfections. The "E" letter from the Excelsior name is not original and was glued a little sloppy (see the picture above the description). Several key tops have hairline surface cracks (pictures below). The keys remain smooth to the touch and have excellent action. The instrument has been serviced at the Accordion Gallery. The mechanical action and reeds performance are great.
Here is a link to a Dropbox folder where you can see more high resolution photographs and hear sound samples of this magnificent instrument. Please, use headphones to fully appreciate the tonal quality and character of the instrument:
Call 973-770-6877 with any questions.