Sixty Professional Cassotto Accordion
is another rare and
exceptional quality accordion - you know
it from the first chord you play!
This very special full size professional
was the best
SANO model. It was built at the time accordions were very popular and
people would obtain financing to buy their dream instrument. At that
time quality was sacred and accordion manufacturers competed to build
the best instrument. The
model features the best hand-made reeds available,
double tone chamber, and some of the best sounding bass section with
low A reed configuration. This is an early 60s model, played and
maintained with respect. You will find it excellent in any aspect -
appearance, mechanics, and acoustic performance.
- 4 treble sets of reeds - LM1M2H
- Concert and Musette sounds on
the same instrument
- Double Tone
Modulator (could be removed without affecting the amplification
if the performer prefers a brighter sound)
- 41 keys, 19-1/4" keyboard - American walnut keys, key tops with
smooth edges - a pleasure to play
- 12 treble switches (2 of them are for the tone
Open, Bassoon (L), Accordion (LM1M2),
Organ (LH), Celeste (M1M2H),
Violin (M1M2), Oboe (M1H),
Piccolo (H), and Close
switches highlighted in blue [Accordion, Celeste, Violin, and the
Master (LMMH)] produce beautiful musette sound.
The remaining switches correspond to concert tuned reed
combinations/sounds. The accordion is very versatile and can be used
for a any music style.
- Palm Master (LMMH) - special design "dual function" switch
the Palm Master after a musette switch (Accordion, Celeste, and
Violin) to obtain a full
4-reed musette accordion sound LMMH.
Press the Palm Master after a concert (dry) switch to obtain a full
concert accordion sound LM1H.
- 120 bass - noise free bass machine
- 5 sets of hand-made bass reeds
A configuration - definitely some of the best sounding accordion bass
- 7 bass switches combining some of the best
features and sounds
have separate bass switches to play 3 octaves of single notes on the
bass and counter-bass rows. This feature is available on the Hohner
Gola and American-made Excelsior Symphony Grand models.
- There is a switch that gives
the performer access to the lowest deepest sounding bass reeds alone.
(This feature is only available on high-end Sano accordions,
American-made BELL 4518, and accordions with bass valve decoupling
shifts like the 1960's Scandalli Super VI or converter-bass
instruments.) This is perfect for walking-bass pattern if you like to
play jazz. Recently I've had several requests by professional
accordionists to modify their instruments so they have access to such a
- very good factory setup with 3 treble and 2 bass crystalline
microphones. The amplification works perfect. You can enjoy the warmer
tone of the crystalline microphones without feedback issues. The knobs
on the grill are On/Off, Stereo/Standard, Bass Volume, Bass Tone,
Treble Volume, and Treble Tone. For best performance use a stereo 1/4"
jack cable that splits in two 1/4" mono jack connected to
different channels at the amplifier. This way you have a full
independent control of treble and bass and can add special effects to
anyone of the channels.
- Large volume air tight 17-fold bellows.
There are no leaks and no wear to the bellows tape.
- Bellows protector
- Very well balanced solid accordion -
28 lb (Replacing the existing microphones with condenser microphones
will bring the weight of the instrument below 26 lb.)
- New 3" wide Italian shoulder straps
with back straps
- New case