Scandalli Extreme C chromatic converter accordion

£25,680.00 inc. VAT

The Scandalli Extreme C is a full size “concert bayan” with free bass converter. It is highly customisable and available in B or C system layout. This is a top of the range instrument from this legendary Italian accordion manufacturer. See below for further information.


Scandalli Extreme C


64 note / 120 bass – Free bass converter


The Extreme C converter bayan is hand built by skilled craftsmen in Castelfidardo, Italy by Scandalli, one of the oldest and most respected accordion makers in the world. It is fitted with special Italian “Artisan Scandalli reeds” throughout and is the pinnacle of the Scandalli linea conservatorio range.


This is a full size 64 note concert specification bayan with 120 bass/58 note free bass converter and is particularly well suited to playing classical music written for this type of instrument. As such it would be suitable for university or conservatoire students, professional accordionsts and not forgetting amateur players. It is available in either B or C system layout and has many possible customisations.


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What's the left hand side got?

The Scandalli Extreme C is a free bass converter accordion and has 120 “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 120 “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 six voices and the 3 register switches control the various permutations of the six voices. The chord rows use two voices tuned in unison.
The free bass keyboard maintains the 2 rows of bass notes while “converting” the 4 chord rows into 58 seperate free bass notes spread over the 4 rows. The lowest 12 notes use the same six voices as the standard bass notes and the register switches give the same combination of 2, 4 or 6 voices. The remaining 46 notes use two voices tuned in unison.

What's the right hand side got?

The Scandalli Exreme C is a 5 row converter bayan and has 107 button keys spread over the 5 rows it is available with the C system or B system (Russian bayan) layout and there are 64 seperate notes available. This is a double cassotto accordion and has 4 voices on the right hand side with 2 voices in cassotto. It has 15 registers and they can be selected using one of the 15 register switches and also by using the 8 chin registers provided.

How big is this accordion?

This free bass converter accordion / bayan weighs 14.4kg. It has a height of 46cm,  a length of 47cm and a width of 23cm.

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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