Giulietti – “John Leslie Concert Grand Bayan”


“John Leslie Concert Grand Bayan” with free bass converter by Giulietti. Top quality second hand bayan accordion. This Giulietti has a deep rich bass sound associated with authentic Russian bayans. A high quality hand made bayan accordion from Italy. See below for further information.


Giulietti full size bayan accordion

64 note / 120 bass – Free bass converter

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 the Russian classical and folk 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.

What's the left hand side got?

This Giulietti accordion 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 5 register switches give 4 possible combinations of the six voices (2, 4 or 6 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?

This Giulietti Accordion is a 5 row converter bayan and has 106 button keys spread over the 5 rows this accordion uses the 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 7 chin registers provided.

How big is this accordion?

This free bass converter accordion / bayan weighs 15kg. It has a height of 46cm,  a length of 46cm 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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