Hand Made Reeds Made in Italy
We thought long and hard about what type of DG melodeon today’s players were looking for.
Our experience tells us that players often have to make a compromise between a box that’s really well-made using beautiful tonewoods, has the correct number of usable buttons, benefits from handmade reeds, but costs in excess of £2000 or a more utilitarian diatonic melodeon that, because it's made to a price, corners have been cut with perhaps a reduced number of buttons, factory reeds and a celluloid plastic finish.
Compromise no more. The Fisitalia Morris II DG Melodeon is here!
Made in Italy by a family who put quality above profit. They know that the musician needs an instrument that feels right under the fingers and has a distinctive sound that pleases the ear. To achieve this the finest raw materials have to be carefully chosen from the aged Cherry tonewood that’s used for the carcase to the finest hand made reeds that Italy produces today.
It's also a question of balancing the 21 button treble and 8 button bass sides to bring light and dark shade and that the place where the music is played whether that’s outside with the dance team or in a session also matters too. The very sound of the Fisitalia Morris II conjures up the image of the dance in the mind's eye and the drive this instrument brings to your music will get your heart soaring as well as your feet tapping.
We have opted for the more versatile 4th button start which means you benefit from both low notes and accidentals in the same instrument, a real plus when playing in a variety of situations, and we have chosen the popular swing tuning with the Anahata notation layout as standard. If you need something different to this please ask as we are able to accommodate most peoples preferences.
At only 3.3kg approx this is a powerful instrument that most players big or small will handle with ease.
We have had the prototype in the hands of some of the UK’s melodeon greats some of whom can be seen here as time goes by.
We can announce that the production stock has arrived and is available now!
The feedback they have given says Fisitalia have got it right.
Take a look at the video clip Derek Tarrant made on this quite remarkable instrument.
Now for the very first time available direct from www.Squeezeboxmarketplace.com the absolutely stunning Morris II DG melodeon, an instrument of outstanding quality at an unbeatable price point. Make your appointment to try one today.
- Rows: 2
- Reeds: Italian Hand Made
- Notation: Anahata
- Treble Buttons: 21
- Bass: 8
- Treble Voices: 2
- Weight: (Kg) 3.3
- Width: (cm) 26
- Depth (cm) 15
- Bellows Air Volume: (Sq CM) 390
- Bass Stop: To control the thirds in the Chord
- Back Pad for playing comfort
- Luxury Padded Melodeon Shoulder Straps
- Deluxe Padded Gig Bag
Anahata Tuning (PDF Download): Anahata Scales.pdf
The Morris II DG Melodeon by Fisitalia
- Brand: Fisitalia Italy
- Product Code: Morris II DG
- Availability: 2-3 Days
- Ex Tax: £1,582.50