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1960 Scandalli 120bass LMMH (4+5)

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I just bought this Scandalli at my local store, Long & Mcquade. As soon as I played it I fell in love with the sound and bought it on the spot. Its in mint condition. I only had to slightly straighten one reed leather. The store had put new Neotech straps on it, the icing on the cake!

The reed blocks are made of oak, as is the rest of the body. I particularly like the bellows lock at the back. It weighs 23 lbs. The keyboard is 19 iinches (actually 18 7/8ths!) It has eleven treble couplers, the first and last being the master, and a wrist master coupler. The bass has that wonderful rich sound that Scandalli's are famous for, and the treble middle reeds have a sweet tremelo to them.

It's tight and expressive, even at low bellows pressure. It has no model name only the serial number 787/49. I contacted Scandalli and they sent a very nice reply, saying that when they took over the company all the records were lost or mislaid.

Anyway, I feel extremely lucky to have it. I got it for $715. What can you get for that these days with this much quality, not much. Unless of course if you're as lucky a I am. I wanted to share this with members to show that what you really want is always out there waiting for you.

Wishful thinking? Yes. But at least if you think that way you'll keep looking for what you want.

nathen
 

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Thanks for sharing that Nathen - looks nice. Good luck with it :tup:
 
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good luck

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nathen said:
I just bought this Scandalli at my local store, Long & Mcquade. As soon as I played it I fell in love with the sound and bought it on the spot. Its in mint condition. I only had to slightly straighten one reed leather. The store had put new Neotech straps on it, the icing on the cake!

The reed blocks are made of oak, as is the rest of the body. I particularly like the bellows lock at the back. It weighs 23 lbs. The keyboard is 19 iinches (actually 18 7/8ths!) It has eleven treble couplers, the first and last being the master, and a wrist master coupler. The bass has that wonderful rich sound that Scandallis are famous for, and the treble middle reeds have a sweet tremelo to them.

Its tight and expressive, even at low bellows pressure. It has no model name only the serial number 787/49. I contacted Scandalli and they sent a very nice reply, saying that when they took over the company all the records were lost or mislaid.

Anyway, I feel extremely lucky to have it. I got it for $715. What can you get for that these days with this much quality, not much. Unless of course if youre as lucky a I am. I wanted to share this with members to show that what you really want is always out there waiting for you.

Wishful thinking? Yes. But at least if you think that way youll keep looking for what you want.

nathen
 
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Thanks guys for your kind comments. I was surprised there was no model name on it, I thought Scandalli named all their models. Eduardo, you obviously know a lot about Scandallis, do you recognise where in the Scandalli line of models mine would be? Or perhaps someone else recognises it?

Thanks.

nathen
 
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Very Nice Instrument! Can't find that kind of quality anymore.
 
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Hello,

Here are some adds from Brasil, they call it Scandalli Serie Ouro.
Hope you spend pleasent times with your accordeon :)

Eduardo



http://acordeonsdafronteira.blogspot.pt/2012/08/vendido-acordeon-scandalli-serie-ouro.html

http://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-546305160-acordeon-scandalli-sanfona-gaita-serie-ouro-_JM

http://www.recantoacordeon.com.br/Scandalli-120-Recanto-Acordeon.html

http://www.sanfonia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=135


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Thanks guys for your kind comments. I was surprised there was no model name on it, I thought Scandalli named all their models. Eduardo, you obviously know a lot about Scandallis, do you recognise where in the Scandalli line of models mine would be? Or perhaps someone else recognises it?

Thanks.

nathen
 
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Thank you so much for your post Eduardo of the ads for my As Scandalli Musette, especially the demo clip on youtube. It really inspired me. I just love this accordion. From the asking prices I can see what an incredible deal I got.

I tried to find out what Ouro means but couldn't find anything, any ideas?

Thanks again Eduardo

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Ouro is an area in Brazil, but is prob a red herring.
'Ouro serie' believe is Portugese for 'Gold Series' but I didn't see any branded as such.
 
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Hi Ed, thanks for the extra info. The keyboard, as I previously mentioned, ha ha, is 19 inches (actually 18 7/8ths!)

nathen
 
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