Top Accordions under $1000 for Beginners
When thinking about a folk instrument, probably the first one that comes to our mind is the accordion. Known around the world, from the Italian tarantella to the USA Tejano music, this versatile musical weapon that entertains the masses.
If you are decided to play the accordion, you will may be a little lost at the beginning, finding some quite expensive options and different accordion models. But no worries: we have selected some options under $1000 so you can choose your accordion and start playing like a pro.
Hohner Panther 3-Row Diatonic Accordion
Hohner is probably the most popular brand when it comes to accordion, so it had to be on the top of our list.
The Panther is the company’s most affordable 3-row accordion, which makes it perfect for those beginners who want to try this instrument. This model has 31 treble buttons and 12 bass/chord buttons and double strap brackets, and comes in an elegant matte black finish.
- Key combinations: GCF
- Includes: straps, cleaning cloth and Hohner Diatonic Method book
- Lightweight but sturdy, producing a smooth and crispy sound
Rizatti Bronco RB31GW Diatonic Accordion
A beautiful white accordion suitable to play from Tejano to Tarantella.
This Rizatti’s option is another accordion with 31 treble and 12 bass buttons, at an even lower price than the Hohner Panther’s. It includes padded straps for a comfortable playing, while producing a strong and beautiful sound.
- Key combinations: GCF
- Includes padded straps
- With a pearly white finish
Baronelli AC3112G-BK Accordion
The Baronelli option is an accordion perfect for beginners due to its playability, pretty-decent price and reliability.
With its 31 treble buttons distributed along 3 rows and the 12 bass buttons and thanks to its soft bellows, we can produce a nice sound without a lot of effort. If you are looking for a starter accordion or a travel option, this one might be what you need.
- Soft bellows that makes it easy to play
- Features handcrafted valves
- Includes a set of black straps and a hardshell case
Bonetti 3-Switch Diatonic Accordion
The Italian tuning and stylish design of the Bonetti’s model will take you to another place and another time while playing its beautiful sound.
The Bonetti’s 3-switch classic accordion has 34 treble keys distributed along 3 rows, 12 bass buttons, and 20 fold bellows on its lightweight, red pearled body,
- 1-year warranty against any manufacturing defects
- With adjustable black leather shoulder straps
- Includes a plush lined, resistant locking hard case
Aidust 60Bass 34-Key Piano Accordion
Founded in 1991, Aidust is a company specialized in accordions, producing these instruments for beginners and professionals.
We are talking about a piano accordion in this case, with a solid but lightweight body available in different colors. Its 34 sensitive keys will produce a strong sound despite of its small size. A perfect option if you need not only a piano accordion, but one you can carry anywhere.
- 60 bass keys distributed along 5 rows
- Available in black, red, blue, and white
- Includes a carrier strap and a gig bag for a perfect storage
Scarlatti Rosso B/C Melodeon Accordion
Scarlatti instruments are produced in China, and they are perfect for beginners due to their excellent value besides their low price.
The Scarlatti accordion is designed following the typical Italian styling, with big buttons on a fast keyboard, for an easier playing while getting used to the instrument.
- 2 rows of 23 treble keys and 8 bass keys
- Includes a bass coupler to remove the thirds
- Straps and bag are also included
Rossetti 34-Key Accordion
Another Italian styled accordion is this one produced by Rossetti, with its traditional decorations on the grill and the pearly finish and buttons.
Rossetti has paid attention to details, as we can see in its 20 bellows, that have been cornered with sheepskin to last longer, as well as in the upgraded mechanism used for the buttons, that makes them move fast without sticking. The acoustically design grill cloth will make this accordion sound stronger, thanks also to the slide lever air valve that improves air intake.
- 34 keys and 12 bass buttons
- Features hand and shoulder padded straps
- Includes a premium padded hardcase with lock
Hohner is a mandatory company to consider if you are looking for a decent accordion at a pretty-decent price. The quality of the brand will give you some peace of mind when investing your money on an instrument, specially if it is your first one. The Panther accordion is our choice on this list for a lot of reasons.
- Best quality-price ratio
- Very playable
- Lightweight but sturdy