Paolo Soprani Professionale 37/96

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Paolo Soprani’s new line has caused quite a stir in the existing competition. Slimmer, slightly more compact, slightly lighter, a new clavier, better key action and much more!

Due to the idiosyncratic sound that the Paolo Soprani Professional 37/96 produces, this accordion is accessible to almost all musical styles but is mostly used in orchestras and traditional folk music styles.

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Description

Specification

  • Keys: 37 treble, 96 bass
  • Reeds: 4 treble, 5 bass
  • Registers: 11 treble, 3 bass
  • Color: Black

Delivery includes

  • Carrying case or bag
  • Shoulder straps
  • 3 year worldwide warranty
  • World wide shipping

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 42 × 20 × 42 cm
Brand

Paolo Soprani

Condition

New

Converter / Melody bass

No

Sound Chamber

No

Tuning

Double Octave

Paolo Soprani

In 1864 Paolo opened a little workshop inside his home, with the help of his brothers; after some years, he moved to a bigger house, engaging some workers. The first ”armoniche” produced were sold in fairs and markets of nearby towns. In Loreto there were always a lot of pilgrims, religious visitors and dealers. Paolo went there to exhibit his accordion an he also became a good player.

In 1872 he moved to the centre of Castelfidardo and opened a factory in the Piazza Garibaldi. His instruments had immediate success, especially in the country where the farmers danced to popular songs. Quickly the popularity grew and requests came from other european countries like France. At the end of the 19th century the ”armonica” started to be exported to other continents, for example the USA, where a lot of Italian people had emigrated and the sound of the ”armonica” eased their homesickness. To supply the increasing number of orders he needed to find a bigger place and more workers, to organise the phases of production in a better way and create a commercial office. For this reason Paolo with his sons Luigi and Achille opened a new factory in Castelfidardo where about 400 people worked.

In 1900 the company had a big success in a fair in Paris; Paolo became a member of the academy of inventors of Bruxelles and Paris and met the President of France. He continued to work in his factory until he was 70 years old, when his two sons took over. He died in his house on 20th February 1918, when he was 73 years old.