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Accordion Links: Manufacturers and Brands
Farfisa from Castelfidardo/Camerano, Italy, was founded in 1946 by Silvio Scandalli, Settimio Soprani, and Frontalini.
Farfisa stands for "FAbbriche Riunite De FISArmoniche", United Accordion Factory, although the Farfisa brand name is best known for electronic organs, of course.
Paolo Soprani merged with Scandalli in 1984 (or 1987?).
In 1984 (or 1987?) Paolo Soprani
merged with Scandalli
, by then a part of Farfisa; from 1987 Farfisa
was owned by Gruppo Bontempi, La Fisarmonica di Paolo Bontempi ; in 1995 the Farfisa's
accordion manufacturing was spun of to become Menghini
, which merged with SEM in 2003 to become.
[flash site] from Castelfidardo
is a brand of piano accordions and chromatic button accordions.
from Camerano started working for Paolo Soprani
around 1900; Between 1916 and 1920 he
made accordions under his
own name, and later together with his
brother Enrico as "Fratelli Scandalli".
The company grew to employ 400 to 700 people in Camerano. in 1946 Silvio Scandalli co-founded Farfisa.
In 1995 Farfisa's
accordion manufacturing was spun off to become Menghini
, which in 2003 merged with SEM to become Suoni
Models: Silvietto, Delfino, Butterfly.
A history of Scandalli
in Camerano. [HA] [WM] [GA] [IT]
In 1946 the company merged with Paolo Soprani
to become Farfisa