Piatanesi Italo Chicago Antique Chromatic Accordion C SystemPiatanesi Italo Chicago Antique Chromatic Accordion C System

This is a rare from the 1920s made by Piatanesi of Chicago, truly a golden era box. It also has a Frosini style chromatic keyboard which was very popular in the era. It is a C system griff with LMMM reeds. The thumb switch turns the bassoon reeds on an off, there is a bass switch that turns off the lowest rank of reeds. Although more than playable it eventually will need an overhaul to bring it back to prewar glory. This is the holy grail for Swedish folk music, Piatanesi made many of the Raggie Special accordions. Includes a very solid handmade case. Local pickup available in South Central Wisconsin.