Rivoli by Sonola Repair

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Tom F
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Rivoli by Sonola Repair

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I just finished making this old Rivoli playable! I've had it for a while and like it because it is both full sized and lightweight, having only 2 treble voices. There were 6 or 8 sticking and/or misaligned keys so I had to pull out the 2 axles, sand sticking keys, adjust the aluminum levers and re-assemble. It plays fine, but needs lots more attention (gasket, leathers, cleanup and tuning) but I plan to keep it in the garage/shop for outside play so maybe later.... I've had a few of these and always liked them.


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Excellent Tom,
I am learning on a Sonola 120 until I can get my 72 bass Peretta working again , which is much lighter and has a lovely musette sound, once I can find time and the enthusiasm to work on it again. At the moment I am restoring an old Italian moped so my Peretta has taken a back seat.
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Thanks Adrian! Good luck with the moped, is it a Vespa or ?????
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Thanks,
it's a rather less well known make, a Gitan.
Photo here if your into old bikes. I think it dates from 1972.

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Cool, thanks!
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