American Made EXCELSIOR SYMPHONY SN 11247

This is the original, the legendary Excelsior Symphony from the Golden Age, nicely restored for another 50 years of soul enriching music. The accordion has the original hand-made Excelsior reeds. What a sound ... 

I serviced the instrument in July-August 2020:
- Overhauled the keyboard
- Re-waxed the reeds as needed and optimized the response
- Tuned treble and bass reeds to original specifications
- New shoulder straps
- New bass strap
- New bellows protector
- Removed the old microphones (not working)

The accordion is very clean. All reeds produce the typical Excelsior clear and ringing sound. The tonal blend between treble and bass is perfect. The effect of the Tone Modulator is dramatic. If you have played the 1950s Symphony you know what to expect. For those of you who haven't experienced the beauty of the American made Excelsior I can tell you this is like owning two different accordions - a bright and projecting one with the modulator in open position and a warm and mellow one with the modulator closed.
The compression is excellent. The reeds use very little air and playing this accordion is a true pleasure.

Here is a link to a sound demo. Please, listed with headphone to fully appreciate the tonal quality of the accordion:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/r9ca1qlk34c6odu/excelsior-symphony-11247.wav?dl=0

American made Symphony accordions in this condition and not easy to find. Offered with a full year warranty serviced at the Accordion Gallery in Landing, NJ.


Call 973-770-6877 with any questions or to schedule your visit to the Accordion Gallery.




The  microphones have been removed. I kept the Volume/Tone knobs on the grill for aesthetic purposes.
If new microphones are installed one can use the same grill locations for the potentiometers.







New bellows protector, shoulder straps, and bass strap.


Cleaned the key bed, replaced the felt along the edge of the keyboard, cleaned all keys,
optimized the pressure on each valve, leveled the keys and optimized the action ...


Rewaxed all reed blocks ...


The interior looks fabulous after the proper service...






Restoring these American made Excelsiors is challenging but very rewarding. There is so much presence in the sound,
beautiful overtones, lots of character. I love them. It feels great to have given another fine instrument a new life!




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