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Excelsior Accordion
Excelsior Accordion

Rarity

42%

Category

Arts and Media

Time

33 Mins

Money

3,000

Prestige

53

Placed on

Shelf;

Involved in tasks

No

Part of a collection?

Musical Instrument Collection


Accordions aren't really my thing, but this one's in great shape. It'll sell for sure.

-Expert

FactsEdit

  • Fact 1: First developed in Germany in the early 19th century, the accordion uses hand-pumped bellows to push air through a set of musical reeds.
  • Fact 2: The distinctive sound of the accordion comes from its fixed-pitched reeds, which were first used in musical instruments in 12th-century Asia.
  • Fact 3: Accordians became a staple sound in European folks music in the mid-19th century, and spread to the Americas with European immigrants.
  • Fact 4: The Excelsior Company, established in New York in 1924, quickly became known for their ornate and high-quality accordions.
  • Fact 5: Accordian music became popular in the US in the early 20th century and boomed after WWII, but declined in the 1960s as rock music took over.
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