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Diatonic button accordions (or melodeons) have a melody-side keyboard with one or more rows, each producing the notes of a single diatonic scale. Diatonic button accordions generally have two diatonic rows (usually in the key of G and C) and sometimes a row for accidentals. Diatonic button accordions often have a bisonoric keyboard, making them ...
Diatonic button accordions (or melodeons) have a melody-side keyboard with one or more rows, each producing the notes of a single diatonic scale. Diatonic button accordions generally have two diatonic rows (usually in the key of G and C) and sometimes a row for accidentals. Diatonic button accordions often have a bisonoric keyboard, making them smaller in size than their "chromatic" counterparts. These instruments are found in most traditional folk music throughout the world.
This range of diatonic button accordions consists of top brand (Saltarelle, Castagnari, etc.) instruments that are specially designed for folk music. Their “stepped” keyboard features raised buttons, as per the French traditional standard. Those available in stock are in G/C (most played). All other keys can be made to order.
This range is composed of flat keyboard diatonic button accordions made by top brands (Saltarelle, Castagnari, etc.) and used traditionnally accross the Irish Folk repertoire for convenience purposes (mostly to maximize playing speed).
Diatonic accordions with a different key from Sol/Do, like the Do#/Ré used in Ireland, the La/Ré, practical for singing with, or for certain pieces of Breton trad, the Do/Fa...
These models are new and used models available, but of course it is possible to order any model in a tone of your choice.
The Hohner Vienna 2915 (G/C) is certainly the best-selling diatonic button accordion in the world. This sturdy and low priced accordion is suitable for early diatonic learning.
Saltarelle Bouebe Diatonic Accordion (2 rows, 8 bass, G/C). Ideal instrument for beginners seeking a quality diatonic accordion. Wood: solid cherry wood. Tuning: swing (custom tuned on request) Accidental on each row’s first button.
Used Saltarelle Bouebe Diatonic Accordion (2 rows, 8 bass, G/C). Recent model, still under warranty. Ideal instrument for beginners seeking a quality diatonic accordion. Wood: solid cherry wood. Tuning: swing (custom tuned on request) Accidental on each row’s first button.
Saltarelle Epsilon Diatonic Accordion (2 rows, 8 bass, G/C). The Epsilon is a compact, lightweight and full-toned instrument. Mounted by hand, its 1 voice right-hand reeds give it a unique sound. Solid walnut wood casing.
Saltarelle Marty Diatonic Accordion 3 voices, 2 rows, 8 bass, G/C.A small 3-voice model of excellent workmanship with open keyboard, put on the market in 2016, the Marty is one of Saltarelle’s latest creation.This solid wood accordion has one register on the right hand and one stop to remove the thirds on the left hand.
The Parisien is a compact, lightweight model with a stepped keyboard. Its tone is both smooth and expressive, an excellent choice to start learning diatonic accordion and/or to play alongside other instruments. Key of G/C (other keys on request).
Castagnari diatonic button accordion with 2 rows and 8 bass (G/C). Box made of walnut tree wood, traditional fingerboard. Tuning: demi-swing (custom-tuned on request) Accidental featured on the first key of each row.
New Saltarelle model. Remarkably compact and responsive, this model will follow you anywhere.
Saltarelle Elfique Diatonic button accordion, 3-voice, 2 row, 8 bass, G/C. In this 19+2 version, the two accidental buttons usually located at the start of each row are moved to a third row. Many accordionists find this layout handier.
Saltarelle Elfique Diatonic Accordion 3 voices, 2 rows, 8 bass, G/C.The Elfique is a super compact, 3-voice diatonic accordion fitted with a bass stop for extra warmth and roundness.Producing a powerful sound, it is one of the brand’s legendary instruments, a great success both in terms of acoustics and ergonomics.
The Inferno is a super compact, 3-voice diatonic accordion for musicians who dare to be different.
The Pastourelle II is the brand’s legendary 2 ½ row / 12 bass melodeon.Renowned for being a very versatile diatonic accordion, it is recommended for making progress through a broadened repertoire. It is therefore a suitable choice for those aiming to play different styles of music, or alongside other instruments.
A compact 3-row & 18-bass accordion boasting multiple reed combinations.This accordion is used by such top accordionists as Janick Martin.
Castagnari diatonic button accordion boasting 3 rows, 2 voices (RH) and 18 bass, 2 voices (LH), in GC (or any other key layout). Very compact, the Big 18 is the most versatile diatonic model featured in Castagnari's "small sizes" range. Wood: cherry or walnut. Tuning: demi swing (custom-tuned on request)
A compact 3-row & 12-bass accordion boasting multiple reed combinations. This accordion is used by such top accordionists as Janick Martin. Model currently in stock in red painted wood (see photos)
The Canopée 18B is a top-of-the-range 3-row/18-bass diatonic button accordion. It is the latest addition to Saltarelle's range of diatonic accordion with stepped keyboards, replacing the Duna with softer bellows, a rounded grill. Powerful and extremely comfortable to play, the Canopée 18B is designed for advanced and demanding players.
Saltarelle Gaia diatonic accordion with 2 rows + 5 accidentals, 3 voices, 5 registers (RH), 12 bass, 2 registers (LH). G/C (default). A powerful 3-voice diatonic button accordion, with an impressive sound and increased responsiveness, the Gaia replaces and embodies the legacy of former Pastourelle 3 and Neuilly models. Available in cherry or maple...
Castagnari diatonic button accordion in a highly compact design with 3 rows, 2 voices (RH) and 12 bass, 2 voices (LH).The Benny is crafted using high-quality handmade reeds (Tipo a mano).