Excelsior Model 40 Cassotto Accordion
This Excelsior accordion was made in Italy with professional quality
CAGNONI reeds with LMMH configuration. The bassoon and clarinet reeds
are in a tone chamber for a deep mellow tone. The instrument was
custom ordered with interchangeable reed blocks to convert the reed
configuration to LMMM with musette tuning. This accordion has been
played professionally. It shows cosmetic imperfections like hairline
surface cracks on some plastic keys tops and scratches and celluloid
repairs on few spots. The accordion performs very weel. It has been
tuned and the keyboard serviced with key action optimized. The
compression is great. You will enjoy a very reliable professional
accordion that will be good for any music style. Having
interchangeable reed blocks is like owning two instruments for the
price of one. It takes 5 minutes to swap the reed blocks. See below
for detailed specifications and pictures.
- Made in Italy, Serial Number 3 79
(probably means March 1979)
- Professional Quality CAGNONI Reeds
- 4 sets of treble reeds - LMMH
- Tuned to 440 Hz with out-of-chamber M2
reeds set at +10 cents
- DOUBLE TONE
CHAMBER (CASSOTTO) - Bassoon (L) and Clarinet (M1)
- 41 keys, 19.25
" keyboard - serviced in April 2022
- 11 different treble switches:
Bassoon (L), Accordion (LMM),
Harmonium (LM1H), Melodion
(LM1), Organ (LH), Master (LMMH), Oboe
(M1), Musette (MMH), Violin (MM), Clarinet
(M1H), and Piccolo (H). The switches highlighted in blue correspond to
swing (mild musette) sounds. The other switches give you concert
sounds without tremolo. Very versatile accordion.
- Palm Master (LMMH) switch
reed blocks that replace the out-of-chamber blocks and convert the
accordion to LMMM configuration with swing, German and French French
musette sounds (M2 tuned to -8 cents and M3 tuned +20 cents).
sets of bass reeds
- Low-A bass reed configuration
- 6 bass switches with clean chrome
- Deep-fold bellows - excellent
- Bellows protector
- Very comfortable shoulder straps
- Hohner gig-bag with plenty of
- 27 lb
is a very versatile instrument offered with a full year warranty.
Call 973-770-6877 with any questions.
interior of the accordion is clean. The wax and reed valves are in very
The reeds have been voiced and tuned.
The new owner will be very pleased with
the the performance and this instrument.
accordion was custom ordered with interchangeable musette reed blocks.
In a few
minutes you can switch from LMMH to LMMM reed configuration.
the keyboard in April of 2022. Each key has been calibrated for uniform
smooth action across the entire keyboard range.
accordion comes with a Hohner gig-bag. If you prefer a hard case, just
let me know.