Cavagnolo is an accordion factory created by Domenico Cavagnolo in 1904. The brand quickly established itself in the French market to become one of its leading accordion makers. Nowadays, Cavagnolo still produces stunning accordions in the vicinity of Lyon and enjoys professional-grade fame both nationally and internationally.
The brand is particularly renowned for the unparalleled ergonomics, exclusive technology, and extraordinary compression of its accordions. Cavagnolo definitely knows how to combine tradition with modernity. Its factory has recently made a name for itself with many innovations in the digital accordion market. These innovations gave birth to the Digit accordion range. As for acoustic accordions, the brand has also broken new ground with its new range named New Tech.
These accordions use carbon-fibre sound boxes, making them both light and sturdy, while retaining the Cavagnolo accordion’s famous curves.
In addition to these recent innovations, several unique features have made Cavagnolo stand out over the last 40 years:
- A ball-based reed valve system that brings unmatched compression to these designs.
- Lightweight keys providing unmatched comfort thanks to the ball-based reed valve system.
- Curved left-hand manual for improved ergonomics.
Cavagnolo Vedette 10 SK. Button keyboard model fitted with a piano box, in the same vein as the Victoria from Richard Galliano. This Cavagnolo Vedette 10 SK features 13 registers on the right hand and is recommended for Jazz and Classical music.
The Double Bassoon is a recent, evolved version of the Vedette 10, in which the high octave reeds have been replaced by a second set of low reeds. Its blasting “double bassoon” will make it legendary. Double tone chamber. It has it all: sound, finesse, an extensive range on the right side, 10 registers, including the fifteenth, 120 bass with 5 voices...
With a higher range of treble notes than its P’tit Bal counterpart, the Bal Musette gives the player unlimited access to all types of folk pieces.Its rich, brilliant 3-voice musette sound has made it a legendary instrument.
New Tech model made of carbon fibre, combining extreme lightness and exceptional power. Its rich, brilliant 3-voice musette has earned it legendary status among its peers.
The Compact 10 is equivalent to the Cavagnolo Vedette 10, albeit in a compact design.Having both high and low octave reeds in tone chamber, the Compact 10 produces a deep and delicate sound.
The Compact Plus offers an ideal range of jazz-oriented registers with low and medium reeds in tone chamber.This allows added versatility on the right hand with 12 registers.
The Compact Super has 2 low reed ranks in tone chamber, giving it a warm tone like no other.
An incredible feat of engineering: a top of the range 96-bass digital accordion weighing only 5.5 kg!This is one of the very few fibre made accordions to come out of Cavagnolo’s factory, a true revolution within the Digit family.This instrument is usually available in stock at our shop.
The revolutionary Digit accordion is now available in its piano version!Two versions available: - LP9: 96 basses, 37 keys. - LP12: 120 basses, 41 keys (as shown on picture).
A Digit accordion providing the ability to edit all of its 200 registers means that you can create your very own personalised Digit.Ideal for live performances or advanced players.
The Mega Junior is a compelling, evolved version of the Super Junior, with 94 bass keys and 2 registers on the left hand.
Featuring 5 registers on the right hand and 96 bass keys, the Orchestre 5/96 shines through with excellent tonal qualities and a wealth of sounds, all packed in a compact and lightweight design.
The Orchestre 5 New Tech is made using a fibre box, which lowers its weight and increases its power.As with other instruments in the New Tech range, the Vedette 5 New Tech can benefit from image transfer finish, a revolutionary process that opens up a whole new range of finish options.
This model combines features found on Cavagnolo’s two greatest concert accordions, that is a 3-voice musette reed set-up (Bal Musette), and low reeds in tone chamber (Vedette 5, Vedette 10, Compact).An all-in-one accordion that combines richness of timbre (ideal for tango and paso doble) with punchy 3-voice musette tuning.
A super compact, musette-tuned, 3-voice Cavagnolo accordion equivalent to the Bal Musette model, albeit in a smaller box and with a right hand that is scaled downward by a minor third.The perfect accordion for country dances!
3-voice accordion model made of cherrywood by Cavagnolo.