The Art of Perfection
100 years later, the petosa philosophy remains unchanged
The petosa brand represents the apex of quality standards - a century of relentless dedication to craftsmanship and the pursuit of perfection. Using traditional handcrafted methods in combination with modern innovation, a petosa embodies the finest quality accordion in production today. 10 Year Warranty, Lifetime Reed Guarantee, Lifetime Maintenance and a lifelong relationship with our family... It's no surprise why the most demanding musicians choose to play petosa
"...the most important aspect in the construction of an accordion is that of 'extracting' the sonic potential from the voices. Consequently, the more sonic potential the voices have, the more of it can be extracted in the construction of an accordion." -Lorenzo Antonelli, President & CEO of Voci Armoniche
TIPO A MANO
High-end professional voice; Tipo a Mano means "made like hand". The Tipo a Mano reed was originally conceived by Luigi Antonelli in 1952. Petosa has continued to utilize Antonelli Tipo a Mano reeds exclusively since their inception. The unmistakable "classic" voice with excellent acoustic potential and tonal balance. Similar but different to the handmade reed with its own acoustic characteristics of great value. The reed finish is crafted, shaped and filed by hand with the same precision artisanship as Antonelli handmade reeds beginning with a sheet of swedish blue steel rather than a ribbon.
Ultra high-end professional voice, offering the formal and acoustic contents of the best Italian artisan tradition. A profile offering excellent acoustic potential, versatility and intensity, balance and definition in the harmonic fullness of the timbre. Hand riveting, very high precision between tab and plate; tabs worked to perfection. Impeccable aesthetic and formal care, which concerns the whole item, from the shape of the rivet head with the radial facets to the hand polishing of the duralumin plate surface.
The new BlueStar® voices are a natural consequence of a new vision in the art of crafting reeds. They are the conclusion of a path of observation, study and improvement applied to the work by third generation Lorenzo Antoneli. It is not a hand item nor hand-type. It is not a variant of them, nor a restyling. The BlueStar® is a new voice, different from the voices of the past and those of today, because it contains substantial innovations and differences. The basic idea that led to the BlueStar® is the combination of improvement with the enhancement of what production history has handed down; of tradition with innovation; simplicity with the highest possible quality, both acoustically and functionally. When joined together with special modified reed-block chambers, the result further optimizes the characteristics of this new voice. BlueStar® is positioned at the top, surpassing the voice of handmade reeds for acoustic and functional potential. petosa is pleased to be in partnership with Voci Armoniche to bring this pioneering concept to market - new models and details will be available in 2022.