What is an Italian accordion called?

What is an Italian accordion called?

accordion, French accordéon, German Akkordeon or Handharmonika, Italian armonica a manticino, free-reed portable musical instrument, consisting of a treble casing with external piano-style keys or buttons and a bass casing (usually with buttons) attached to opposite sides of a hand-operated bellows.

When did Hohner start making accordions?

Hohner has been building accordions since 1903.

What country did the accordion originate?

Accordion/Place of origin

What year was the accordion invented?

Early 1900s

What happened to Italian accordion manufacturers?

In the “Golden Age” of accordion manufacturing in Italy (the mid 1900s), there were literally hundreds of accordion companies and brand names making instruments. Though a handful of them are still in operation, most stopped manufacturing decades ago, and there is little historical information available about these companies.

Where can I Sell my old accordion?

Selling an accordion yourself: If you don’t have a music store in your area that deals in accordions, you can always try a pawn or antique shop, though you probably won’t get much for it at those places. With a little effort, putting it up for auction on eBay is probably the best possibility, and one that we’ve had success with ourselves.

How often should accordions be serviced?

Like cars, accordions need to have regular servicing every few years to remain in good condition. When they sit for decades unplayed – even in a case in a climate-controlled environment – the moving parts inside can tend to deteriorate, especially the leather, felt, glue and wax.

What is an accordion with two middle banks?

Accordions with two Middle banks are often referred to as having “Musette” tuning. The two middle banks are purposely tuned slightly “off” from each other to create a vibrato-type effect that can be desirable for certain types of music.