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Bill

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Paolo Soprani 37/80 for sale – now 40/96 for sale
« on: July 24, 2020, 07:22:28 PM »
A couple of people on the forum have recently expressed interest in acquiring a 37 treble 80 bass Paolo Soprani, particularly the 1960s blue badge model. Steve Clinkscale
is advertising one on Facebook and his website.
His website lists it as an Elite III model. This is incorrect. The Elite III designation for the 3-row 80 bass model was introduced later when Paolo Soprani instruments were contracted out to other manufacturers, I think Dino Baffetti. This is a genuine Paolo Soprani from their “best” period i.e. 1960s. (It's the same model as mine).

https://www.facebook.com/Clinkscalemusic/posts/3245920692137346
https://steveclinkscalemusic.co.uk/

Edit 30 July: subject changed due to changes on seller's website. See posts below.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 05:00:01 PM by Bill »

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Re: Paolo Soprani 37/80 for sale
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 02:20:22 PM »
I have confirmation that it’s the black badge elite 111 96 bass. Much to my disappointment. :'(

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Re: Paolo Soprani 37/80 for sale – now 40/96 for sale
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 05:15:24 PM »
I see the seller's website has been changed since my original post. It does indeed now show a 40 treble 96 bass Paolo Soprani – much less common than the 37/80. I believe this design may have been commissioned by Jimmy Clinkscale, Steve's father, as an emulation of the 40-key Shand Morino, with the same 5 couplers and similar right-angled bass reed blocks (photo), though a more modern 4 treble reed block layout. This is the model that was used by Billy McGuire - now there’s a recommendation!

There's a short thread about the Paolo Soprani 96 bass model: https://buttonbox.org.uk/index.php/topic,593.0.html
« Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 05:31:23 PM by Bill »

 

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