SANO accordions are very similar to Sonola. Sano accordions are very well built. Since there are relatively small number of Sano accordions many people haven't had a chance to play one and fully appreciate the quality. The SANO Stereo Thirty model is a full size instrument that features 4/5 sets of hand-finished reeds, tone modulator, and factory amplification. It compares to Sonola AA10.
I believe this particular accordion was custom-built. The keyboard is made of aged American walnut and has Teflon inserts for the key rods (see pictures below), similar to the Hohner Gola design. However, this SANO keyboard is better than the Gola keyboard since there are separate key rods for black and white keys and each rod is of larger diameter resulting in a more robust design. Servicing the keyboard was a pleasure. The final result is amazing action and a pleasure to play. This is a rare musette version of the Stereo Thirty model featuring LMMM reed configuration and musette tuning. Listen to the sound samples to hear the sound quality and appreciate the tonal versatility of this instrument.
The resonant accordion body is crafted
from aged mahogany and serves as an extended resonant chamber, in a
sense a tone chamber for all reeds. The tone modulator is very
efficient. The effect is absolutely indistinguishable from a tone chamber
when you close the tone modulator. I just tuned the accordion and have had
a great time playing it. It is ergonomic and inspires you to play longer.
With each treble switch you will recall parts of your repertoire that
sound authentic with the corresponding tuning. The accordion has been
loved and maintained in great condition over the years.
You can hear the accordion at the links below. The first link is to an overview of the instrument going over all switches and playing some songs with different combinations of treble and bass switches. If you like to hear more music played on this Sano accordion there is a second link where I just played the instrument without any comment on selected switches. After listening to the first demo file you should be able to recognize the selected reed combinations used in the second sound file. I suggest you listen with headphones:
Detailed presentation of all switches with sound samples: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-U7B7f6dL6ZsowNOxbna639ES7pU3lV0/view?usp=sharing
Having fun playing the accordion: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-OTk3EeiPjgNFj1nf3yJ4AmsE0fS0WN6/view?usp=sharingCall 973-770-6877 with any questions. See you at the Accordion Gallery.
The keyboard is made of aged American walnut and has Teflon inserts for the key rods.
interior of the instrument is pristine.
Valves, reeds, wax, leathers - all in excellent condition.
The reeds have never been touched by power tools.