There is magic within every accordion ever produced, and every manufacturer who has ever worked on an accordion knows the secret to it. Though there are some manufacturers out there who are more aware of the magical aspects of the accordion than others. D’Luca is one of these manufacturers, with in-depth knowledge and understanding of what makes a good accordion, gathered from years of making them. So let us take a look at an affordable model produced by D’Luca, the D3472-WH Grand Piano Accordion, and see what makes it worthy of being considered one of the best in its price range.
The body of the accordion is designed in much the same way you would expect an accordion to be designed in, though with the tiny details of the instrument making it the unique accordion it is. First and foremost, the coloring of the accordion is what we are going to mention. Made to be entirely white, the accordion seems to borrow from the more eye-catching line of its relatives. The golden inlays, combined with the red and gold design located in the middle of the bellows, makes for a rather impressive-looking instrument.
The body of the instrument is constructed out of a sturdy material, one which looks like it could persist for ages to come, through all kinds of abuse that you might be ready to dole out upon it. The design of the sound hole is appealing and does not impede the escaping sound in any way. The accordion comes in black as well, though the pearlescent version is my definite favorite. The bellows of the accordion is made out of a nice and strong cloth material, one which should be able to withstand long-term use without an issue.
The D3472-WH Grand Piano Accordion comes with a whole lot of keys and buttons, which makes sense since it is a grand piano accordion. The instrument comes with 34 piano keys for in depth sound control, 5 tone switches and 72 bass buttons for all of your bass button needs. This setup allows the instrument a wide range and high flexibility in terms of the sound it produces.
The reed set up within the accordion is not too out of the ordinary, still producing a well rounded, clean tone that is hard to miss and hard to not fall in love with. The detailed controls make the overall sound potential of the instrument very wide and interesting.
D’Luca Accordion Sound
The D’Luca D3472-WH Grand Piano Accordion has a very nice, clean sound with a lovely tonal range that is rarely seen in accordions within this price range. The in-depth controls and large number of keys and buttons, as well as tonal switches, allow the accordion to have a whole lot of range in terms of sound, with the reeds within the accordion supporting each part of the range. The low tones, mid tones and high tones are all lovely to listen to and enjoy, though a little bit of resonance and distortion escapes into the sound.
This is a great accordion, especially for the value you get out of it. When you do get it, and when you are done practicing, you are going to want to take it everywhere with you, for all the fun it can pack in its body.Thankfully, despite all of the expected abuse for the instrument, you will always have a hard case to protect it with.