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Help identifying Giulietti Accordion

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maddison

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Hi all, Im new here.

Ive recently been asked by a friend to sell her Fathers Giulietti accordion. I have pics, but no one has been able to tell me what model it is. It is a 41/120, with 6 tone switches on the keyboard side: Bassoon, Master, Clarinet, then again, Bassoon, Master, Clarinet. No middle switch. it appears to have the stradella bass system and has 5 bass switches. Also Internal mic or pickup with two tone/volume switches. Serial # is 16712.

Heres a few photos....

http://aeriestudio.com/accordion/IMG_2857.jpg

http://aeriestudio.com/accordion/IMG_2888.jpg

Thanks in advance if anyone can identify this beautiful beast!

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You've pretty much 'identified' it already - a two voice model with built-in pickups. Giulietti made so many different variations and custom stuff this could even be a one-off with no model number etc.. Appears to have a full-size right hand keyboard though can't be sure without measuring it.

Anyway, looks very nice though it's impossible to tell the playing condition from a photo. Where is it? If you are in the UK I may be interested in buying it myself.
 

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This one may be a 2/5 reed but the construction is the finest and this one is made by Zero Sette in Italy.
Julio Giuletti had his brands made by the finest makers in Italy and are well sought after today, and command high used prices.
:tup:

P.S for anyone reading this post -- Julio's models made by Serenelli had the same grill but had a "treble clef' in the center -- models made by Zero Sette had a "G" in the center.
 
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simonking said:
Youve pretty much identified it already - a two voice model with built-in pickups. Giulietti made so many different variations and custom stuff this could even be a one-off with no model number etc.. Appears to have a full-size right hand keyboard though cant be sure without measuring it.

Anyway, looks very nice though its impossible to tell the playing condition from a photo. Where is it? If you are in the UK I may be interested in buying it myself.


Im in Austin, Texas! Thanks for your reply. It definitely is a full-size keyboard. This thing is big and heavy. :)
 
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JIM D. said:
This one may be a 2/5 reed but the construction is the finest and this one is made by Zero Sette in Italy.
Julio Giuletti had his brands made by the finest makers in Italy and are well sought after today, and command high used prices.
:tup:

P.S for anyone reading this post -- Julios models made by Serenelli had the same grill but had a treble clef in the center -- models made by Zero Sette had a G in the center.

I appreciate your input. Thanks!
 

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Measure overall the white keys - what is the size?
 
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Soulsaver said:
Measure overall the white keys - what is the size?

Edge to edge of the white keys is 18 3/8

Edge to edge of the instrument (under the keyboard) is 19 1/4

Thanks!


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On the topic of serenelli made giulietti's, I was under the impression that Serenelli only made them for a short time (2 or 3 years). Is this accurate?
 

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The Guilietti's made by Serenelli had a "Treble" clef in the center of the grill and the later Zero Sette made models had a "G" badge in the center of the grill.
Julio made the switch of makers after 3 to 4 years.
Is this one the box I worked on for you ???
 

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Soulsaver said:
Measure overall the white keys - what is the size?

Edge to edge of the white keys is 18 3/8

Edge to edge of the instrument (under the keyboard) is 19 1/4

Thanks!


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For info: Full size is 19 1/4 edge to edge over the keys.. Its worth stating the keyboard size in any add. if you want to avoid comebacks.
 

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I believe Jim my giulietti was serenelli made, it has the treble cleft like you said. BTW it is sounding better all the time!
 
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JIM D. said:
The Guiliettis made by Serenelli had a Treble clef in the center of the grill and the later Zero Sette made models had a G badge in the center of the grill.
Julio made the switch of makers after 3 to 4 years.
Is this one the box I worked on for you ???

:) I have no idea - Im selling it for a Houston friend of mine. It was her fathers instrument. Apparently he purchased it from his teacher many years ago.

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maddison post_id=40680 time=1478211532 user_id=1995 said:
JIM D. said:
This one may be a 2/5 reed but the construction is the finest and this one is made by Zero Sette in Italy.
Julio Giuletti had his brands made by the finest makers in Italy and are well sought after today, and command high used prices.
:tup:

P.S for anyone reading this post -- Julios models made by Serenelli had the same grill but had a treble clef in the center -- models made by Zero Sette had a G in the center.

I appreciate your input. Thanks!

Which ones are the best? Made by Serenelli or made by Zero Sette?
 

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Models made by Serenelli are well made accordions, but later models by Zero Sette are of superior build and fetch higher prices.
 

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JIM D. post_id=40673 time=1478196805 user_id=63 said:
This one may be a 2/5 reed but the construction is the finest and this one is made by Zero Sette in Italy.
Julio Giuletti had his brands made by the finest makers in Italy and are well sought after today, and command high used prices.
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It is also worth noting that this is highly likely an instrument without cassotto. A Giulietti without cassotto is less sought after because it has a peculiar design flaw: the way the Giulietti grille is made gives the notes that have pallets under the solid plate a more mellow tone than the notes with the pallets under the more open grille. Typically it means the black keys produce a more mellow tone than the white notes (with the exception of the highest E which is on the reed block for the black keys). A cassotto instrument does not have this issue: the reeds in cassotto (for all notes) are under the solid plate and the reeds outside of cassotto (for all notes) are under the grille. This gives the Giulietti that nice characteristic mellow tone caused by the combination of cassotto and plate.
 

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