The history of Galanti accordions began in the early 20th century and tells the story of a family, which has linked its name to music, producing musical instruments that for almost a century bear the name of Mondaino in the world.
In a few years the first patents were filed in the States, bringing new technical and aesthetic improvements. Also the marketing is innovative: in the thirties the Galanti are used by the best accordionists and advertised by the actress Paulette Goddard, star of the first magnitude and wife of Charlie Chaplin.
In the meantime in Mondaino, in 1932, the new factory was inaugurated. Today represents an interesting example of industrial archaeology, as one of the first buildings in reinforced concrete in Italy.
In the second post-war period, evolutions continued until the invention of the loose bass strings, a device that allowed to play the bass guitar freely and to adapt it to the creativity of music. Subsequently, the accordion was adapted to new musical tastes by adding other instruments such as electric guitars, electronic organs and vibraphones to the accordion.
In 1969 Marcello Galanti founded Viscount International. In the 80’s the sector of electronic musical instruments is again revolutionized by the advent of new digital technologies that allow a remarkable evolution in quality and performance of products such as keyboards, pianos and classic electronic organs.
With the advent of the new millennium and the increase in global competitiveness, the company faces a new challenge, focusing on innovative sound generation technologies through physical modeling, offering electronic musical instruments with exclusive performance.
The Future of Music is our Mission, based on simple but clear values that guide us in our work.
Living in Italy means being surrounded by beauty, masterpieces of art, architecture and musical tradition. We always try to enclose some of this beauty in our instruments.
In the design and manufacture of our instruments, we always pay the utmost attention, taking care of the smallest details and finishes in compliance with current regulations. Owning a Viscount instrument means having in your hands a prestigious object that will last over time.
Viscount makes use of the most advanced technologies in the Software, Hardware and Mechanical field developed and adapted with competence to the specific field of musical instruments.
Our inventions, covered by numerous patents, allow us to create products of great impact and exclusive performance.
Music is not only the core of our business, but it is something that elevates our minds and souls. We put all our passion in our instruments, making them faithful companions of your most intimate moments or your performances.