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I have exchanged the Cingolani Accordion for this Arpeggio accordion. It was a bit more, so I sold a Weltmeister one row button box which I didnt play anymore, as it was too limited for the styles I play (Polish polkas, and waltzes, old time music, etc.)

This accordion has a 19 1/4 keyboard, and weighs 19lbs. It is LM, and has a mute feature. There are rhinestones on two of the Stradella bass buttons.

This accordion is in very good condition. According to the store, this accordion is from the 1960s. I dont have the original case (I got a soft case), but on eBay, a similar accordion (but with a damaged keyboard) had a case which looked like it was from the 1950s or 1960s.

Does anyone know any more about the Arpeggio accordions?

One thing I have noticed, is that the Arpeggio grills closely resemble some Excelsior grills from the same era.

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The eBay Arpeggio Accordion (which apparently has a damaged keyboard from the images. The case looks like its from the 50s or 60s.)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arpeggio-Ma...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


For some reason, the keys look yellow in this picture, but they arent that yellow in real life.
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JIM D.

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Ive worked on 2 Arpeggio accordions in the past,and both were made by Guerrini and of excellent quality.


http://i.ytimg.com/vi/FUj_mD-RnyM/mqdefault.jpg

Some of the models of Modern badged accordions also had Excelsior style grills.
 
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I have one small question. The accordion stands up fine on hard ground (tile, linoleum, wood, etc.), but on carpet, the accordion tips over, and needs to be leaned up against furniture. Why is this? :?:
 

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my quick answer would be that the "feet" at the back of the accordion are not long enough for the carpet.

I have a couple that do the same thing, my recommendation would be to set them down in playing position, (on their sides) or just realize that it is going to fall over and lean it up against something.

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Most all accordions will do this on plush carpet.
 
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