Scandalli reeds are some of the best in the world and really shine in the older vintage models. This particular accordion is the one given to me as a gift many years ago, a gift that brought me back to music after a long journey apart from playing. These reeds have a distinctive sound with a nice assortment of treble (8) and bass (4) voices. For an instrument with 4 treble reed-blocks and 5 rows of bass reeds, this is a fairly lightweight model (about 20 lbs.) with a rather petite 17 inch keyboard. The Scandalli occasionally breathes with a kind of orchestral splendor which I have not heard in many accordions. The bass can growl with some very deep notes and the treble voices can sing with charming ease and thorough acoustic enchantment. This American Spiritual is a good example of the range and tonal colors available on this vintage instrument. Special thanks to Karissa and Elisa and also to my friend Jerry.