On the 6th of June 1946 Filippo Pigini registered the firm "F.lli PIGINI di Filippo" at the Chamber of Commerce of Ancona, together with his sons Adriano, Gino, Luigi and Marino as partners. Filippo Pigini, a man with extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit, ensured that his sons, who had just returned from the war, could resume work in the family's joiner's shop which had been founded in 1930.
The Founding Years
The years immediately following the war were hard, but driven by the need to earn their livelihoods along with their passion drove the Pigini's to found one of the most dynamic accordion factories in the business.
The first deliveries were shipped to the United States, after that to Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Egypt and Pakistan. The international spirit that inhabits PIGINI today was evident right from the business' founding years.
Leading the company fell to Gino Pigini for several years, who had been an expert "Vociarolo" (reed maker) since the age of 14. He put great trust into the next generation's creative spirit and their ambition to learn. Within short time he had put together a group of extraordinary accordion builders. His efforts and his work philosophy are to this day the foundation on which the quality associated with PIGINI is built.
"Interpret the future making the most of the past".
With this spirit the PIGINI team faces each challenge. They conceive passionatey the accordion as a musical instrument in which art and technique are given equal importance by that deeply rooted expertise that comes only from experience.
For decades the best music schools and the most well known virtuoso accordionists have confirmed the prestige of Pigini instruments throughout the world. Such fame can only be based on solid roots of excellent quality which makes PIGINI the leading brand name in this sector.
PIGINI accordions are built according to an old artisan tradition which, however, now makes use of the most up-to-date technologies so that centuries of experience can he applied to advanced production techniques.
Top Quality Materials
Every instrument produced by PIGINI is a work of art made with very special materials. The wood is carefully chosen. The reeds, which represent the soul of the instrument, are produced within the company itself and are famous throughout the world for their quality sound. The bellows produce the ideal pressure for the instruments thanks to the special cardboard pulp which is used to build them. Varnish, felts and skins are all carefully selected in order to create an instrument where every single detail has been checked for quality.
Care for Detail
Beauty and richness of sound can only be guaranteed when even the smallest mechanical noise can be avoided. This is why each part of the mechanism in PIGINI accordion is covered in felt which gives the instruments that special clarity and purity of sound recognized by every specialist in the field of music.
Wide Selection of Models
The range of 60 different models shown in the Pigini catalog is able to cover the most varied requirements and has been created following the idea that an instrument must suit its user, whether he is a young beginner or a well established concert player. Thanks to their features PIGINI accordions accompany both amateurs and professionals throughout their studies.
Quality of Investment
The craftsmanship and the exclusive materials employed make each Pigini accordion a long lasting and stainless quality investment. Therefore each accordion is a unique and original piece, its value can only rise with the passing of the time.
A small screw, the mere cutting of wood, the balance of dimensions, the thickness of the felts, the smoothness of the running levers, the calibration of the springs... Everyone at PIGINI strives to perfect those hidden details which although not visible, are clearly noticeable in the final product's refined touch.
Behind the long-lasting, solid fame of Pigini instruments, there has been the search for a refined, fascinating sound which could match the needs of the music itself as well as the musician's own passion.
The result is a unique touch which distinguishes every Pigini accordion.
This rare privilege bestows on each instrument a special significance and importance.
PIGINI accordions, always at the centre of the concert stage, assimilate the virtuoso player’s fervour like the lyrics of a poet.