Polka King Custom Built Professional Accordion
with MIDI and internal microphones
a rare Guerrini Polka King model, inspired by the famous Italo-American
5-Star model. The instrument features LMMM reed configuration and was
designed for Cleveland style polka players. The 3 sets of middle reeds
are tuned almost dry for the "punch" and dynamic range required for this
style. (Listen to Alex Meixner's videos playing his Siwa & Figli
Super Quattro compact accordion to experience this type of sound and see
what such an accordion can do in the hands or a professional musician.)
With this reed configuration one doesn't need many switches because they
would be redundant. Instead, these instruments are specialized to
provide the actual reed combinations that are used by the performer,
namely bassoon, clarinet, musette, and master. This allows for an
ergonomically optimized light weight instrument. The low-A bass reed
configuration provides a nice tonal depth and fast response, so desired
by the polka players.
acoustic accordion is complemented by good internal amplification and a
modern MIDI (installed in 2020). The amplification is independent of the
MIDI electronics. This way you can enjoy this instrument as an acoustic
accordion without any electronics, amplified accordion, or a fully
orchestrated MIDI accordion. You can be your own polka band. Just add a
MIDI module and connect to an amplifier/speaker. By the way, with this
type of tuning the accordion can be good for many other music styles
(for example swing musette or Balkan). The MIDI opens many possibilities
to add not only other orchestral sounds but other accordion sounds
(like tone chambered sounds or French musette) using a MIDI module.
- Made in Italy
- 4 treble sets of reeds - LM1M2M3
tuned - the 3 sets of clarinet reeds are tuned almost dry
- 5 sets of bass reeds
- 41 keys, 19-1/4"
keyboard - smooth pearl key tops, excellent action
treble switches: Bassoon (L), Musette (MMM), ad Clarinet (M).
Please note that there is no tremolo. This is a punchy (almost) "dry"
- Palm Master (LMMM)
- 4 treble sounds - this way you have all 4
important treble sounds for this type of tuning without the clutter of
many repeated treble switches.
- 120 peal bass buttons - noise free bass
- 2 bass switches
A bass reed configuration
- Streamlined ergonomic design - 25 lb
- Eye-catching rhinestone decoration
- "Eagle" grill design and red bellows to
impress your audience
- New bellows protector
- New shoulder straps
- tested and works fine, cable included
installed in 2020; power supply, and cables included
- Good solid case
Here is a link to a shared folder
with sound samples. Please, use headphones to fully appreciate
the tonal quality of the accordion. Listen to the
"guerrini-polka-king-midi-demo" file first. Then if you have
time and want to hear more music played on this instrument
listen to the other two files.
this accordion I can offer you an optional MIDI module (Sonton MS40,
Ketron XD2, or Roland BK-7m). The instrument will work with any MIDI
module/arranger or other equipment with MIDI input, for example a
keyboard or computer with the appropriate sound card.
a very well made professional accordion. This instrument combines
excellent acoustic tonal quality with built-in amplification and
MIDI electronics and is suitable for any type of repertoire.
Call 973-770-6877 for a demo or to schedule an appointment for an
exciting visit to the Accordion Gallery.
The MIDI was installed
in 2020. All cables are included (see picture below). There is a small
power supply that connects to a standard 110V outlet. The orange labeled
MIDI cable connects to the accordion and the red-labeled MIDI cable
connects to a MIDI module (Solton, Ketron, Roland, Yamaha, Orla etc.)
The amplification is independent of the MIDI. A proper cable is included
(connects the threaded pick-up on the accordion to an amplifier/speaker.
An accessories bag is included. You can travel light with this
instrument and a MIDI module.
Call 973-770-6877 with any questions.
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