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1959 Sonola Rivoli R 342 Accordion With Original Astatic MC-151 Crystal Pickup

New Price$525
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Dan Fine
Naugatuck, CT, United States
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Please Note: The YOUTUBE link shows an identical model, without the stock pickup. It IS NOT the actual accordion, but shown to demo sounds and functionality.


This is an EXTREMELY RARE, possibly only one, 1959 Sonola Rivoli R 342 Accordion With Original ASTATIC MC-151 Crystal Pickup. The pickup and electronics are original, with date codes on the CTS Potentiometers of 1959, and an SK tone capacitor, which were used in all of the Fender guitars from that time period. The MC-151 is in excellent functioning condition, with no rattle. Sounds extremely good.

There is no case included with this auction, and would recommend that the purchaser buy an appropriate case and have it shipped to me, so I can securely pack this in the case before shipping.


• 41 treble keys (mother of pearl keyboard) and 120 bass buttons

• Smooth 17 1/8" inch keyboard

• High quality 3 sets of treble (LMM musette tuning. The 2 Middle reeds are tuned about 15 cents wet/musette) and 4 sets of bass reeds

• Smooth 5 treble switches and 1 (2 choices) bass switch

• Weighs 18 lb


• Excellent condition

• Mechanically and acoustically perfect. Every note, reed, key, button works perfectly.

• Leather strips for reeds.

• Flat and fast keyboard. No sticking key.

• Tight bellows. No leaking. No odors/smells

This item is sold As-Described

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