Weltmeister Accordion: The Story of a Successful Company
It was not an easy task to build a successful company. Weltmeister Manufaktur had to work hard to establish itself in the industry. But thanks to their innovative ideas and the tireless efforts of their employees, they have managed to establish themselves as a leading manufacturer of accordions.
The origins of the Weltmeister accordion manufacturing company date back to the 17th century. At that time, violin makers first came to the small town of Klingenthal. Gradually, more and more different instruments were manufactured in Klingenthal at a variety of different production sites.
The production of the harmonica began in the 19th century. Already around 1840, Klingenthal produced the most harmonicas in Germany. In 1852, the manufacture of accordions also began. In the course of time, brands such as Barcarole, Contasina, Firotti, Horch and Royal Standard were formed.
In the 1930s, engineers developed some innovative ideas that made the instrument even better. For example, a special valve was developed that allowed the player to play the notes of the instrument softer or louderor the biaxial plastic keyboard. In addition, the first electronic accordions were developed, which were produced from the mid-1930s.
After World War II, the world champion company continued to innovate and develop new models of the instrument. Today, the company is one of the leading manufacturers of accordions in the world and still has its headquarters in Klingenthal under the name "Weltmeister Akkordeon Manufaktur GmbH".
The Weltmeister Manufacture
Since 1852, the Weltmeister Manufactur in Klingenthal, Germany, has been producing wonderful accordions with inventive spirit, craftsmanship and musical ear.
Overhauled in the specialist workshop
All used accordions are completely overhauled in our specialized workshop. The instruments are retuned by us, the mechanics are overhauled, the bellows are resealed, the keyboard is adjusted and much more. You will receive a very well playable instrument in perfect tuning! New accordions are completely checked in our workshop before we ship them safely packed. All accordions are transport secured before shipping!
Interesting facts about weltmeister accordions
Two designs to choose from
The Weltmeister accordions are basically available in two different designs - New Look and Stylish Look. In the New Look accordions, the top is screen-printed with the World Champion logo, giving them a convincing first impression. In Stylish Look: the top is shielded with the World Champion logo.
The World Champion Cassotto Accordion combines all the advantages of the Cassotto accordions with the lightweight of the standard instruments. At just 10.4 kg, it is almost as light as the comparable Topas IV, but has the cassotto, which gives a different timbre to the basic and low chorus. This weight reduction is possible due to the special filling cassotto, a resonance shaft, which here, however, is not built into the accordion, but is placed on top of the filling. In this way, the accordion can also be tuned more easily and thus more cost-effectively due to its special service-friendliness. This world champion accordion finds its place in the orchestra as well as soloistically on stage and has something to offer for all genres of music. The Cassotto model is available with 37 keys and 96 basses as well as with 41 keys and 120 basses.
Weltmeister Achat, the allrounder
Agate accordions are known worldwide for their versatility and are often referred to as all-rounders among accordions. The best-selling model, the Agate, is especially popular because of its wide range and variation of sound on the treble and bass sides. Due to its light weight, it gives the player a lot of creative freedom . The biaxial treble action for comfortable playing and the excellent tone response complete the Agate. Available in 2 models: Model Agate 34/72/III/5/3 and the Model Agate 34/80/III/5/3
Weltmeister Romance 603. small but mighty!
The Weltmeister Romance 603 is more compact than its "little sister", but has more sound possibilities due to the third choir in the treble. It can not only reproduce musette, waltz and jazz, but also tango convincingly. With 36 notes in the treble, the 72-bass World Champion standard action that can be extended to 96 basses, and the excellent five-key keyboard that allows for smooth playing, the Romance delights students and ambitious players alike. Its light weight makes it equally popular on stage. This world champion Romance button accordion is available in Bb and C fingerings.
Solid craftsmanship and passing on experience ensure quality !
Weltmeister is proud to offer the finest accordions to musicians from all over the world. Each instrument is carefully crafted by skilled craftsmen and contains more than 2,500 individual parts. The manufacturing capacity is designed to produce 2,500 instruments annually and quality standards are high in every department of the manufactory. Solid craftsmanship and the continuous passing on of experience and knowledge through training as a hand-pulled instrument maker have made it possible to successfully build instruments for 160 years.