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Castagnari Handry 18 44 accordion

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Top-of-the-range Castagnari diatonic button accordion with 4 rows, 3 voices, 3 registers (5 effects) on the right hand, 18 bass, 3 voices, 4 registers on the left hand.

Closed keyboard, solid wood box (cherry wood).

Tuning: demi-swing (custom tuned on request).

The Handry 18 44 accordion boasts premium "Tipo a mano" quality reeds.

5 787,50 €

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Data sheet

Height (cm)32
Depth (cm)21.5
Weight (kg)6.4 Kg
Box typeSolid wood
Default TuningDemi-Swing
MD : Treble Reeds3 voices
MG : Bass Keys (diatonic)18 bass
MD : Treble Rows4 rows
MD : Treble Keys (diatonic)44 buttons
MD : Treble Registers3 registers
MG : Bass Registers4 registers
MG : Standard-Bass Reeds3 voices
Reed qualityTipo a mano

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Nat Wilson


févr. 9, 2020
Castagnari Handry 44 18
The Castagnari Handry 18 44 is in my view the very pinnacle of human engineering. Thank you Castagnari tutti! I play all the while and she becomes lighter and lighter and smaller and smaller as we become a true cyborg with memories breath and a heart(feeling). my fingering layout is different than the three listed in various websites (Perron, Cuima, and Sirop). (Not sure how to include a picture of the chart I made) Mine is closer to a 3 row diatonic GCF only the E notes are all Eb in what is normally the F row, giving a Bb scale on the draw and an F scale using E natural from the other two rows. This I love as it is very similar to my regular GCF 3 row. Only now with infinite possibilities, the full circle of fifths around the 18 button left hand array keeps the same12 button GCF arrangement as mentioned, with the 3rd row of 6 left hand buttons playing 5 more bass notes for a full chromatic scale and a D bass reversed (blowing in) with all their six related chords. Two of the four register settings for the left hand remove the 3rds from the chords. This allows for many cross combinations of bass and chord (root and 5th only) to play major seventh, minor seventh, half diminished and I could go on and on, ... the bass lines she calls from my fingers...and her voices sing with every emotion of the humans and then those of her own. When you buy this accordeon you commit to a lifetime practice toward the essence of music. Nat Wilson 2-7-20
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