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Accordion Brands & Models

How did the Accordion get its name?
List of Names from Around the World

This list was compiled by Wendy Morrison, based on 30+ years of collecting, buying and selling accordions. It is by no means a comprehensive list -- new names crop up all the time, as brands and models appear on the market, so if your accordion doesn't appear here, don't worry - that doesn't mean it isn't any good, it just means it is uncommon, or too new to have made the list.

Brands that are either particularly well-known, and/or have an excellent reputation or notoriety are listed in bold.


Achat - Weltmeister
Accordiana - Cordovox
Accordiana - Excelsior
Accordiola
Accorgan - Iorio
Acme
Acmette
Admiral
Aida
Alco
Alessandrini
Allegro
Allodi
Alpstar - Beltuna
Alvari
Amica - Hohner
Andante
Anelli
Ansaldo
Antelope (diatonic, Germany)
Arietta - Hohner (Germany)
Ariette - Hohner (China)
Arnaldo - Delicia
Arpeggio
Artisan
Atlantic - Hohner
Atlas - Century
Augusto Torio (New York)

Bach - Vignoni
Baffetti
Baghdad - Settimio Soprani
Baile (China)
Baldoni
Balkan Star - Beltuna
Ballarini
Ballerina - Tell
Ballone
Bandmaster (Germany)
Barcarole (Germany)
Baton - Pancordion
Beaver (Germany)
Bell
Bellini
Beltuna
Berkeley - Guerrini
Bernelli
Bertrand Gaillard (France)
Bertrini
Bolero
Bonelli
Borelli
Borsini Bos (Melodeon, Germany)
Boudini
Bouelli
Bowmar
Brandoni
Bravo - Hohner
Brindisi
Budowitz (Austria)
Bugari
Burini
Butterfly - Scandalli
Busilacchio
Busson (France)
Butti

Calvi Francia
Calvi Parma
Camaro
Camerano - Scandalli
Camillo
Campana
Cantarini
Cantulia
Capri
Carbonari (Castelfidardo)
Cardinal - Settimio Soprani
Carena - Hohner
Carissima - Bandmaster
M. Carli (Germany)
Carmen - Hohner
Carelli
Carpentier (France)
Casalli
Casino
Castagnari
Castiglione
Cavagnolo
Celebrity - Soprani
Cellini
Cerini
Champion - Guerrini
Charron Freres
Choral - Delicia
Ciao
Cinelli
Cingolani
Cintiolli
Classic - Galotta
Classic - Giulietti
Classic - Guerrini
Clinkscale
Colombo
Compact - Beltuna
Contello
Contessa - Hohner
Constellation - Hagstrom
Continental - Galotta
Cooperativa
Cordovox
Corelli
Coronado - Soprani
Cotati
Covella
Crown
Crucianelli

D'Scala
Dallape
Delco
DaVinci
Delfino - Scandalli
Delicia - Lignatone
De Rossi
Diamond
Dorovi
Duma

Egisto Bontempi
Elettea
Elka
Embassy
Empire - Sonola
Empire - Universal
Empress
Enrico Roselli
Erica - Hohner
Euro - Beltuna
Excello
Excelsior - Excelsiola, Accordiana

Fantini
Farfisa - Syntaccordion, Transivox
Federfisa
Ferrari
Ferroni
Figli Gentili
Fisitalia
Frama
Francini
Fratelli Crosio (France)
Frisco
Frontalini

Gabbanelli
Galanti - Chrysler
Galitzie Sordoni
Galizi Bros.
Gaudini
Galotta
Giulianova
Giulietti
Grand - Settimio Soprani
Grand - Titano
Giuseppe Fanni
Giuseppe Venuti
Giustozzi
Gola - Hohner
Guagliardi
Guerrini

Hagstrom (Sweden)
Hamelina
Hansa
Harmona (Weltmeister, Germany)
Harmonium
Hero (Chinese toy accordions)
Hess (Klingenthal, Germany)
Hohner (Germany & China)
Hlavacek (Czechoslovakia)

Imperial - Monarch
International
Invicta (Selmer)
Iorio - Candido, Accorgan
Italia - Stradivari
Italo Gloria
Italo-American

Jonelli
Junior - Delicia
Juwell - Weltmeister

Kalliope (Germany)
Karntnerland (Austria)
Klingenthal
Koch

L'Italia
La Divina
La Souvana
La Tosca
Leader - (Germany)
Leader - Beltuna
Leland (Germany)
Le Mar
Lester (Germany)
Lido - Settimio Soprani
Lignatone (Delicia)
Lindo
Lira
Lo Duca
Lombardi
Lucia - Hohner
Lugano - Selmer Invicta
Lyon & Healy - Maraviglia
Lyric (Germany)

Maggini
Magrini
Magna - Princetti
Major (Detroit)
Majoret
Marinucci
Marotta
Mastercraft - Spinet
Masterfonic
Matusek
Maugein (France)
Meinel & Herold
Melba
Melodia (Italy)
Melodija (Slovenia)
Melotone
Menghini
Midget - Lo Duca
Midget - Mastercraft
Milano
Miller, E
Mirage (China)
Modern
Monarch - Imperial
Mondolfo - Accordionette
Morbidone
Morelli - Artist
Morino - Hohner
Musettina - Record
Mussi - Chevette

Nardone
National
Nicolo Salanti
Nobility
Noble
Novak (Austria)
Nunziola

Opal - Weltmeister
Organette
Organetto - Stagi
Organola - Hohner
Orla
Ottavianelli
Ouverture
Oxford - Guerrini

Paganini
Paloma (China)
Pancordion
Panitalia
Paolo Soprani
Parrot (China)
Patti Bros
Perle - Weltmeister
Petite - Settimio Soprani
Petite Grande - Lo Duca
Petosa
Petromilli
Philharmonic - Vignoni
Philharmonic
Piantanesi
Piermaria
Pietro
Pigliacampo
Pigini
Pirola - Hohner
Pitzschler (Germany, melodeon)
Polifonico - Scandalli
Pollina
Popular - Delicia
Preciosa - Hohner
Preciosa - Antelope (German diatonic)
President - Guerrini
Prima
Princess - Frama
Princetti
Professional - Paolo
Soprani

Quagliardi
Quastelli

Radicioni
Ramona - Guerrini
Rauner
Ravel - Vignoni
Recanti
Record
Regal (Germany)
Regoletto (concertina)
Renelli (concertina)
Riccordi
Rigoletto - Lignatone
Riviera
Rivoli - Sonola
Rogledi, Paolo
Roland
Rollina
Roma
Rondelli
Rondoni
Rosati
Roselli,
Enrico Rossetti (China)
Royal Standard
Royal - Artisan
Royal - Titano
Rubin - Weltmeister

Salanti
Saleri
Saltarelle (France)
Sano - Zon-Rio
Saphir - Weltmeister
Scandalli (Camerano, Italy)
Scarlatti (China)
Schall (Germany)
Selmer Invicta
Serani
Serenati
Serenelli
Serenellini
Settimio Soprani
Seville - La Tosca
SEM
Silvertone
Silvetta - Scandalli
Silvietto - Scandalli
Silvio Soprani
Sirena - Hohner
Siwa & Figli
Solo - Admiral
Solton
Sonart
Sonola
Sonatina
Sonora
Soprani - see Paolo, Settimio & Silvio
Sorbonne- Sonola
Sorrento
Spinet - Stradivari
Spinet - Mastercraft
Stagi (Italy, concertinas)
Stanelli
Stella (China)
Stella - Sonola
Stella - Weltmeister (Germany)
Stephanelli (melodeon, China)
Sterling
Stradella
Stradivari
Stradavox
Strasser (Austria)
Stroller - Titano
Student - Hohner
Super - Scandalli
Super Maestro - Dallape
Super Paolo - Paolo Soprani
Super Tone - Nunziola
Superba

Tango - Hohner
Testimonial
Tiger Combocordion - Titano
Titano
Toccata - Weltmeister
Tombolini
Topas - Weltmeister
Troubador
Tyrolean

United Artists
Universal

Venezia
Venice
Ventura - Hohner
Vercelli Italia
Verdi - Hohner
Vibrante - Scandalli
Victoria
Vignoni
Video - Pancordion
Virtuola - Hohner
Virtuoso - Titano
Virtuoso - Victoria
Vogtlander
Vogue

Weidlich's US Advance (Germany)
Wurlitzer
Weltmeister (Harmona, Germany)

Zero Sette
Zupan
Zwota (Klingenthal, Germany)