Accordion Cloud is proud to help sponsor this event in raising money to help the less fortunate in Aberdeen this Christmas. If you are in the Aberdeen area or are looking for a good excuse for a great night out for a good cause, or just want to escape the Mad Friday chaos please book tickets now using the link above and come along and enjoy yourself. A Vignoni Ravel 2BX with Musisctech midi and internal microphones will be leading the band.
Cracking new accordion just in, waiting for a good home. A Vignoni Ravel 2, 34 keys and 96 basses in a small 72 sized frame. Light weight at just over 8KG. This one has full decoration and fantastic hand made reeds. Buy it now in my accordion store or make an order by email for a new one to your own spec.
Here is a tune I wrote a number of years ago for Marcello Gorgoni of Italy who makes a great staircase. If you like it and would like to play it then you can download the sheet music for this tune here. I'm sorry there's a £1 charge for it but it's just to go some way to covering the cost of hosting the download. If you don't want to pay I will send it to you for free if you email me. I'd be happy to hear anyone play it, that would be payment enough! It's played on a Vignoni Ravel 2 accordion with hand made reeds. This particluar one is brand new and is for sale now in the accordion store.
This lovely Ravel 2 Vignoni accordion was just picked up by a very happy lady from Edinburgh. The ravel 2 now has 96 basses in a 72 size accordion, 34 standard size keys and has been finished with a blue pearl and full decoration. It took 3 months to produce but was well worth the wait! A beautiful instrument to play and to look at.
Here's a clip of the Oslo Waltz being played on the fantastic new Vignoni Compact 3+1 that I have for sale. It's a special model with nailed, high quality hand made reeds, tastefully decorated. I only have the one available so it's first come first served, others can be made to order.
I made this video after a recent trip to Castelfidardo. Italcinte are the first company that comes to mind when I think of Accordion straps. I've used them for years. They make hand made accessories for musical instruments, mainly the accordions being based in Castelfidardo. I sell a wide range of their products in my online store and also to be custom made if you have anything in specific in mind.
There are a lot of different types of straps available but I think Italcinte's ones are the business.
The video shows some of the different manufacturing stages for accordion straps and the people who make them.
A genuine 'made in Italy' product, made by hand combining traditional methods and modern tools.
I have a lot of requests for more information on the ravel 2BX.
The ravel 2BX is my accordion of choice for playing ceilidhs. I have one with hand made reeds in it which I love and It's fantastic for playing a Scottish ceilidh. I can stand upright playing with it for hours no problem. It's not heavy and it's effortless to play. I also use Italcinte straps, the wide velvet ones type 304a, they are comfortable as the wider straps distribute any weight better and I don't have any back problems when I come home after a long night on the squeeze.
I finished preparing a demo video of the Ravel 2BX with the hand made reeds. I hope it comes across well. Listening to the audio it really comes down to your speakers that you are listening through, they will dictate the quality of the sound as well as my modest attempt and being an audio video engineer. The accordion will speak for itself when you play it. If you are looking for a small accordion with 34 keys, 96 basses, look no further. You've found it.
The sound is like butter melting down your back. It almost plays it's self.
Don't fight it. Just buy one now. You will not regret it. I also highly recommend getting the hand made reeds added. They are well worth the extra. The dynamics are incredible.