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MAY 2020 This is an exclusive Promotion of AccordionShopSA with Scandalli Accordions for the South African market. Special prices are available for the full range of Scandalli Accordions during this promotion.

For information please contact Sergio Zampolli at 083 302 3113 Email to: sergio.accordionhubsa@gmail.com

SOUTH AFRICAN POPULAR ARTIST LIEB BESTER PLAYS SCANDALLI AIR IV

SCANDALLI ACCORDIONS

www.scandalli.com

Fisarmoniche d’alta classe (High class accordions). In 1900 Silvio Scandalli began making accordions with the help of his family in a small workshop. From these humble beginnings, a company was to grow, that employed 700 people.  After the war, the company became one of the most well-known and prospered thanks to the genius of Silvio and his numerous inventions and patents. The Scandalli brand became synonymous with quality and a benchmark for other accordions and continues to be so today.

 

STANDARDS

 

From the first encounter a Scandalli displays the fundamental qualities of a great accordion.

Touch it: the keys and buttons are finely balanced, quite in action and fast too; the bellows open and close with an easy and natural movement: the reeds are responsive and the sound is clear and resonant. These important, fundamental features apply to all the models.

The moment of truth arrives when the accordion is used with other instruments. Its sound quality blends perfectly and helps to enhance the ensemble sound. A Scandalli is ideal of course, for its responsive reeds will play quietly or forcefully, whatever is required in fact.

Listen to a Scandalli tone chamber, this special chamber adds a unique quality of sound to the treble and helps to create that magical, perfect, Scandalli Sound.

 

 

We are glad to introduce you our new models TIERRA.
These models are in wood veneering, available in the following finishing:

  • olive root wood
  • ziricote wood

For the moment, we have available two models:
TIERRA 34 (34 notes, 96 basses)
TIERRA 37 (37 notes, 96 basses)

The perfect match between a unique and sophisticated look and the unmistakable Scandalli sound.

The idea came about more from the pleasure of an aesthetical experimentation and to place on the market a product that could meet the demands of wood lovers. Furthermore adopting this design on small instruments without Cassotto, our second purpose was to contain the price and make them accessible to another group of consumers.

TIERRA models look adorable and perfect for the folk musicians as well as all the others.

 

Polifonico Line

 

The polifonico Model is available in different specifications – Polifonico IX  37 keys 96 bass- Polifonico XIV 41 keys 120 bass – Polifonico X!! 41 keys 120 bass

The Tradizione Line includes timeless models that preserve untouched their original style. The Tradizione models are synonymous with the Scandalli brand all over the world; especially the Super VI Extreme. Now as then, the Super VI Extreme presents the same technical features and the highest quality standard, which have made this instrument unique in the world. Every single detail has been carefully taken care of and the sound: powerful and full of shades, is formed from the highest quality reeds installed with screws directly to the wood.

RIGHT
Buttons NO Range F/A
Notes 41 Registers 13+M
Reeds 4 Chin Registers NO
Tuning
on demand
LEFT
Bass 120 Registers
7
Reeds 5

 

VARIOUS
Cassotto NO
Reeds Quality
SD

 

SIZE (cm) axbxc
WEIGHT (kg)
48,5 x 19,5 x 42 11

 

RIGHT
Buttons NO Range F/F
Notes 37 Registers 11
Reeds 4 Chin Registers NO
Tuning
on demand

 

LEFT
Bass 96 Registers
3
Reeds 5

 

VARIOUS
Cassotto NO
Reeds Quality
SD

 

SIZE (cm) axbxc
WEIGHT (kg)
44,5 x 19 x 41 9,7

 

 

 

 

SUPER VI MODELS

The Tradizione line includes timeless models that preserve untouched their original style. The tradizione models are synonymous with the Scandalli brand all over the world.

Super VI is completely hand-made, exclusively  using top quality and carefully selected materials

The Super VI keyboard is made entirely in wood, and each single key is assembled and adapted by hand for a perfect response to the artist’s touch The reeds,completely hand-made, are the heart of this instrument.

RIGHT
Buttons NO Range F/A
Notes 41 Registers 11+M
Reeds 4 Chin Registers NO
Tuning
on demad
LEFT
Bass 120 Registers
9
Reeds 5
VARIOUS
Cassotto YES
Reeds Quality
H

 

SIZE (cm) axbxc
WEIGHT (kg)
48,5 x 19,5 x 44 11,5

 

PRODUCTION

The hands of artisans guarantee the absolute quality of each single instrument. A good accordion is judged by its sound quality, airtight, smoothness, quietness of its keyboard and bass mechanism and perfect general operation. You may judge a Scandalli accordion on all these points.

 

 

Look at the perfect structure of the reed blocks and the snug fit of the blocks in the tone chamber. Scandalli really does have the stamp of perfection.

The Scandalli badge, an object of inestimable value!

 

 

CONSERVATORIO

A concert artist needs the finest reeds in his instrument in order to reflect his brilliant interpretations. The dynamics are so important. Scandalli chooses genuine handmade reeds made of the highest quality aluminium and steel. Scandalli professional accordions – released from the hands of our craftsmen into yours.

There is a selection of various concert/Conservatorio models with free bass – converter, please consult us for details.

AccordionShopSA              Email: accordionhubsa@gmail.com  – CEll:  083 302 3113 Sergio

The Conservatorio line are free bass instruments. These models, in constant development, represent the meeting point between the artisans knowledge and skills and the latest technological developments to fulfil the needs of professional musicians.
The models of this line are elegant and refined, complex from the mechanical and technical point of view but more and more manageable. Over time this line
has been significantly improved; maintaining the high technical complexity yet reducing as much as possible, weight and size while retaining harmonics.
These latest innovations have led to the creation of the Extreme Plus, an unequalled instrument in its category. This model presents a substantial feature, unique in
the Scandalli catalogue: all reed tongues are installed on a single plates of aluminium instead of traditional single reeds. This creates a sound of great power and sensitivity with a wide dynamic range and a perfect balance between the different parts of the accordion.

 

 

INTENSE LINE

The Intense line represents the elegance, finesse and the essence of natural woods. All instruments in this line are completely made and
finished in “harmonic wood”. The sound without artifices comes out soft and warm, it seems to be palpable.
A line for the dreamers, the romantics and also for those people who look for the natural beauty in simplicity.
Available in different kinds of wood like mahogany, walnut and maple: to show the different nuances in the case surface and in the sound, which
is the enchanting enduring magic of wood.

RIGHT
Buttons NO Range F/A
Notes 41 Registers 13+M
Reeds 4 Chin Registers
NO
Tuning
on demand
LEFT
Bass 120 Registers
7
Reeds 5
VARIOUS
Cassotto YES
Reeds Quality A
SIZE (cm) axbxc
WEIGHT (kg)
48,5 x 19,5 x 44 11,3

RIGHT
Buttos NO Range F/F
Notes 37 Registers 11+M
Reeds 4 Chin Registers NO
Tuning
on demand

 

LEFT
Bass 120 Registers
7
Reeds 5

 

VARIOUS
Cassotto YES
Reeds Quality
H

 

SIZE (cm) axbxc
WEIGHT (kg)
42,5 x 19 x 43 9,6

 

 

Air Line 

The Air Line is synonymous with modern design and development.
The models of this line are a step forward, compact, light, dynamic and ergonomic. The extremely compact and light size of the Air accordions is due to many technical solutions. In all piano version models the width of the keys is 19 mm instead of 20 mm as in the traditional line.
The Air Line is the outcome of extensive development; in which the ancient and unmistakable Scandalli sound has been combined with new innovative, aggressive and modern design.
The versatility of this line is also suitable to every kind of customization, from weird painting, folk decorations to total black “look”.

 

 

RIGHT
Buttons NO Range F/A
Notes 41 Registers 13+M
Reeds 4 Chin Registers NO
Tuning
on demand
LEFT
Bass 120 Registers
9
Reeds 5
VARIOUS
Cassotto YES
Reeds Quality
H

Also available with T reeds (AIR IV T)

SIZE (cm) axbxc
WEIGHT (kg)
46 x 19 x 44 10,9

 

RIGHT
Buttons NO Range F/F
Notes 37 Registers 11
Reeds 4 Chin Registers
NO
Tuning
on demand

 

LEFT
Bass 96 Registers
3
Reeds 5

 

VARIOUS
Cassotto NO
Reeds Quality
SD

 

SIZE (cm) axbxc
WEIGHT (kg)
42,5 x 19 x 41 9,3

 

 

SCANDALLI – AN EXCLUSIVE BRAND

For over 100 years the Scandalli name has been internationally prominent among leading accordionists everywhere, whatever their style of performance. It is the famous name of an accordion that today, is still crafted with understanding, experience and skill. The modern Scandalli accordion is made to be suitable for the needs of the student starting their musical adventure and also to meet the exacting demands of the professional musician.

 

 

SOUTH AFRICAN POPULAR ARTIST LIEB BESTER PLAYS SCANDALLI AIR IV

I’ve been a keen admirer of the accordion since my childhood. I had an aunt who played the instrument fairly well and as a young boy I would love to listen to the radio playing accordion music by the likes of Jo Basile and Maurice Larcange. After leaving school I was introduced to musicians who invited me to play the piano and/or organ in their Boere-orkeste (amongst other Nic Potgieter and Adam Grobler) and this is where my admiration for South African accordeonists like Sam Petzer, Theo Erasmus, Pietman Potgieter, Richard Vergotini and Paul Ferns started growing. This was also the time when I used to visit Theo Kapp’s Magnet Music quite regularly to admire the accordions for sale.

I started playing the accordion some 10 years ago when an accordionist was needed for an Umpah band but no one could be found. On the morning of the gig, after trying to borrow someone else’s accordion, I found my own little one, a Hohner Arietta IM, which served me well during the Umpah gigs. However, I fell in love with the instrument to such an extent that I started buying second hand accordions left, right and centre, sometimes at ridiculous prices, but, keeping in mind that they were all 40 years+ old, not one of those could really satisfy my need. After consulting with sergio Zampolli, whom I’ve known from my young days, he advised me to draw up a list of what I would want from an accordion  according to my own preferences and styles of playing  After discussing this in detail, it so happened that the Scandalli Air IV seemed the perfect instrument and I decided to order one from the Scandalli factory, where they are hand-made, via AccordionShop, who are the importers. It took three months to manufacture and I will never forget the day when Sergio phoned in order to inform me that my accordeon has arrived. It was a lot of money to spend, however, every cent thereof is worth while. I’m the proud owner of a brand new accordion, which touches, feels and sounds like no other. If you have a dream, don’t let it stay a dream, make it a reality, you will never regret it!

Lieb Bester

 

This is an exclusive Promotion of Accordion Shop with Scandalli Accordions for the South African market. Special prices are available for the full range of Scandalli Accordions during this promotion.

For information please contact Sergio Zampolli at 083 302 3113 Email to: sergio.accordionhubsa@gmail.com