Scandalli C242 – converter accordion

£6,072.00 inc. VAT

The Scandalli C242 chromatic button accordion with free bass converter. It is available in B or C system layout. This accordion would make a great first converter. See below for further information.


Scandalli C242 chromatic converter accordion


46 note – 96 bass / 43 note free bass converter


The Scandalli C242 converter is hand built by highly skilled Scandalli craftsmen in Castelfidardo, Italy and is fitted with good quality Italian reeds. This small but adequately equiped chromatic button accordion would make a good option for your first converter accordion.


It is available in either B or C system layout and is available in a choice of colours.


If you would like any more information about this accordion please contact us for more information.


What's the left hand side got?

The Scandalli C242 is a free bass converter accordion and has 96 “bass” buttons on the left hand keyboard. The left hand keyboard “converts” between Standard bass and free bass by pressing a switch on the left hand keyboard.


The standard bass keyboard has 96 “bass” buttons and has 6 rows of buttons with 2 rows of bass notes (Fundamental and Counterbass rows) and 4 rows of preset chords (Major, minor, seventh and diminished chords). The 2 rows of bass notes use 4 voices and there are 6 register switches which can be used to select various combinations of those voices. The chord rows use two voices.
The free bass keyboard maintains the 2 rows of bass notes while “converting” the 4 chord rows into 43 seperate free bass notes spread over the 4 rows. The C242 has 2 voices for the free bass notes and is tuned in octaves.

What's the right hand side got?

The Scandalli C242 is a 5 row converter accordion and has 77 button keys spread over the 5 rows it is available with the C system or B system (Russian bayan) layout and there are 43 seperate notes available. This accordion has 2 voices on the right hand side and is fitted with 3 register switches. and 1 chin register.

How big is this accordion?

This free bass converter accordion weighs 9kg. It has a height of 38.5cm, length of 42cm and a width of 21cm.

Free the Reed accordion dimensions diagram

Accordion dimensions diagram

These measurements are taken with the bayan / accordion in an upright “playing position” as in the diagram.


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