In 1900 Silvio Scandalli started to produce accordions with the help of his family.

In a few years between 1915 and 1921, out of a small workshop in Camerano a small company was created which was to become an industrial force, that in 1941 employed over 700 workers.

After the end of the second world war, the accordion became hugely popular in the USA and the factory of the Scandalli brothers was amongst the most well known and prestigious.

Thanks to the genius of Silvio and his many inventions and patents which were applied to his accordions, the Scandalli brand became synonomous with quality and a bench mark for other instruments.

In 1946 to meet the challenges and opportunities of new markets, F.lli Scandalli of Camerano and Settimio Soprani of Castelfidardo combine to form Farfisa ( from Fabbriche Riunite di Fisarmoniche). This company in turn was to become one of the worlds’ biggest musical instrument factories and at this time was producing 180 accordions a day.

The impetus of this new company led to the formation of the CDMI ( Centro Didattico Musicale Italiano ) and many famous composers wrote pieces for the accordion and teaching methods for the Edizioni Musicali Farfisa.


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