Description: Accordion - Saltarelle Nuage B/C Irish-Tuned Button Accordion
I have set up a web page with many more photos and a sound clip (see URL below).
I purchased this box new in July 2001 from The Box Office (Jim Coogan).
It is in near-new condition (still has that "new-accordion smell"!), has been played only a few times outside my home, and has never been abused (left in the car, played with by kids, etc.) -- and has always been stood on its feet whether in or out of the case.
It is a 3-voice box (MML), black finish, dry-swing tuned, 23 buttons, fast action, 3 treble stops to individually control each of the three voices, and two bass stops to delete the lower octave bass notes and the thirds in the bass chords.
Includes hardshell case with Saltarelle logo,
soft rucksack case with Saltarelle logo,
brand-new (never used) straps.
Saltarelle is played or has been played by Billy McComiskey, Sean McComiskey, Sharon Shannon, Mary Rafferty of Cherish The Ladies, and Jackie Daly, among others.
This would be a very nice instrument for anyone wishing to upgrade from a beginner-level box.
Why am I selling? I've grown to favor the old Paolo Sopranis which are heavier and wetter tuned, and do not play this one as often any more. In addition, I need to "prune out" some of my instrument collection.