SS20 Professional Cassotto Accordion
I love Sonola
accordions in each class. They have consistent high quality, very
responsive reeds, robust mechanics, and memorable tone. The SS20 is the
Sonola was purchased by Guerrini in 1971.
This was the end of the original Sonola company. The Guerrini-made Sonola
accordions were Superior 2 models, still excellent instruments, but with a
different, more aggressive tonal character. The deep warm bassoon and
clarinet sounds of the original 1960's Sonola SS20 could be compared only
to the Scandalli Super VI, Settimio Soprani Artist VI, and Hohner Morino
from the late 1950-60s. After Guerrini closed the Sonola brand was
acquired by Maxim's Group. The same company also owns the Settimio Soprani
brand. This created a unique opportunity to revive these two legendary
brands combining some of their best features..
The Sonola SS20 I am presenting here is a
custom built all-black model. It combines features from the 1960's
original SS20 and Settimio Soprani Artist VI models. You have Sonola's
"resovox" oversized treble resonator combined with Settimio Soprani's tone
chamber architecture. Add a tone chamber for the lowest octave bass reeds
and low-A bass reed configuration for an great tonal balance. The tone is
mellow yet powerful and
rich in overtones.
- New accordion, Made in Italy
hand-made reeds with special treatment for enhanced response and
- 4 sets of treble reeds - LMMH
- Concert tuned
- Double Tone
- Resovox chamber
(the extended space under the key bed - see the pictures below)
- 41 keys, 19.25
" keyboard, separate rods
for black and white keys, smooth key top edges make it perfect for any
type of music
- 11 treble switches - Bassoon (L), Bandoneon (LM1), Accordion
(LMM), Harmonium (LM1H), Organ (LH), Musette
(MMH), Violin (MM), Oboe (M1H), Sopran (M2), Clarinet (M1), and Piccolo
- Palm Master switch (LMMH) - 12 different treble sounds
- 120 bass - 9 bass switches
- Bass side tone chambered reed block with
low-A reed configuration
- The bellows volume is optimized for
the reed configuration and body size
- Excellent compression
- Bellows protector
- Comfortably padded shoulder and bass straps
- 27.5 lb
- Excellent hard shell case
- Offered with 3 years warranty serviced at the Accordion
Gallery in Landing, NJ
SS20 accordion has the "thick", warm, and rich tone that you would
expect from the 1960's models enhanced with a deeper bass for a great
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The interior of the
accordion is as impressive as its tonal character.
This instrument combines features from
1960's Settimio Siprani Artist VI (key valves, tone chamber design,
selection and order) with Sonola's proprietary "resovox" chamber under
the key bed.
The "resovox" chamber
is the extended space under the keyboard
tone chamber is the same as is the 1960's Settimio Soprani Artist VI.
design of the reed blocks is a combination of the 1960's Settimio
Soprani Artist VI and Guerrini Superior 2.
The blue tint on the
surface of the reeds is a result of the special treatment of the steel
for better response and corrosion resistance.
The lowest octave
Bass reeds are mounted on a tone chambered reed block (typical for
most of the high end new accordions).