accordion looks like
compression is excellent. The interior is immaculate. The
the original hand made reeds are in excellent condition with the
and leathers holding phenomenally well. The
pictures below will tell the rest of the story. Call us at
to hear the accordion or to schedule your visit to the Accordion
Gallery where you can play side by side the some of the best new
professionally serviced vintage accordions.
configuration corresponding to each treble switch is also shown with
dots om the lower side of the switch.
This way it it
very convenient to see it as you glance at the keyboard from playing
The slide above
the switches is used to open and close the tone modulator.
comes with the best quality new Italian shoulder and bass straps.
The body finish is
nice and clean. The bright spots on the picture below are
reflections of the shoulder straps.
The original sale
price of the Model 1000 was more than $12000.
On the photograph
below you can see the tone modulator and treble microphones.
treblevalves are in excellent condition.
Below you can see
the modern design bass mechanics optimized for silent and smooth
action. Each button is
surrounded by felt. The metal-to-metal contact has been eliminated
by using plastic tubing over the valve pins. Felt along
the stop rails results in silent stop at the travel of the bass
button. The back side of the stop rail is lined with leather to
additionally silence the release of the bass buttons.
photograph shows the treble reeds blocks and reeds.
microphone is mounted on the treble blocks facing the bass side.
crystalline microphone is known with its good performance in the
lower frequency range.
The reeds inside
this instrument are spectacular, beautifully voiced and tuned for
optimal dynamic range.
Let's take a look
inside the bass side of the instrument...