Roland FR1 Compact Button Type V-Accordion with Speakers, Black

£1,399.00 RRP £1,539.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 50075

  • Roland FR1XB
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Button Type Accordion
  • High Quality Speakers
  • USB Memory Port

Roland FR1 Compact Button Type V-Accordion with Speakers, Black


The Roland FR1 offers a professional look and feel for players of all styles and levels. The compact and lightweight accordion is perfect for students and pros alike, and is perfect for street performing, small venues and restaurants. The V-Accordion is great for many different playing styles, including folk, rock, roots-rock, blues, zydeco, and more. Enjoy instant, high-quality sound from the on-board speakers or privately through your headphones.

Product Ref: 50075

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Roland have dedicated themselves to the ongoing development of this revolutionary instrument, the V-Accordion. The FR-1x Compact Button Type Accordion is small and lightweight, perfect for beginners and younger players. Also ideal for the professional accordionist and live performer, Roland haven't compromised on sound quality, with new-generation speakers on board and an expanded 7-segment/3-character display, the FR-1x sets a powerful standard for a small, lightweight accordion.

The FR-1x allows you to access over a dozen different accordion sounds instantly. You can also create your own unique timbres and sounds with access to on-board orchestral instruments, as well as virtual tone wheel organs with realistic rotary effects. Also included are manual drum/percussion sounds that can be played with the bass and chord buttons!

The compact accordion features a handy USB port which, using the USB Flash Memory, allows you to easily store data such as User Program, and to upload new sounds. The USB Flash Memory is also great for playback and recording, enhancing your performance. The fast response and higher sensitivity featured on the FR-1x will satisfy even the most demanding accordion player.


  • Full range high quality speakers on board in bass reflex box: 7 W x 2
  • USB memory port for Wave/MP3 player, new-sounds upload, data loading/saving
  • Professional look with friendly user interface and 7-segment LED
  • Standard and Free Bass modes
  • 16 Accordion Sets, 16 Orchestral sounds, four Virtual Tone
  • Wheel presets, eight User Programs


Keyboard, Bass & Bellows

  • Right hand: 62 buttons velocity sensitive
  • Left hand: 72 bass buttons velocity sensitive
  • Treble modes: C Griff Europe, C Griff 2, B Griff Bajan, B Griff Fin, D Griff 1, D Griff 2
  • Bass & Chord modes: 2 Bs Rows, 3 Bs Rows A-7th, 3 Bs Rows A-5dim, 3 Bs Rows B-7th, 3 Bs Rows B-5dim, 3 Bs Rows Bx-7th , 3 Bs Rows Belgium
  • Free Bass modes: Minor 3rd (37 notes Eb-Eb), Bajan (37 notes D-D), Fifth (36 notes C-C), North Europe (37 notes D-C#), Finnish (37 notes D-D)
  • Bellows: New pressure sensor for better sensitivity and Advanced Physical Behaviour Modelling such as detection of bellows opening/closing, Bellows Resistant Regulator wheel with fine adjustment
  • Bellows curve: Fixed Low, Fixed Med, Fixed High, X-Light, Light, Standard, Heavy, X-Heavy

Sound Generator

  • Max. Polyphony: 128 voices
  • Tones (Accordion Set): 16 Accordion Sets (including 4 User Sets), each one including: 14 Treble registers, 7 Bass/Chord registers, 7 Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Chord registers
  • Reed Footages: 7 Treble, 5 Bass, 3 Chord, 2 Free Bass
  • Additional sounds: Uploadable from USB memory and saved on 4 User sets


  • Orchestral sounds: Strings, JazzScat1, JazzDoos, Str&Choir, Twin Trump, Trombone, FrenchHorn, Brass, Flute1, Tenor Sax2, Clarinet, Oboe, Ac Piano, Ac Guitar, Mandolin, HarpsStr
  • Organ sounds: Jazz Slow/Fast, Latin Slow/Fast, HousPerc Slow/Fast, Theatre Slow/Fast
  • Orchestral Bass sounds: Acoustic, Fingered, Bowed, Jazz Pedal VTW, Tuba Mix, Tuba, Fretless
  • Orchestral Chord sounds: Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, R&B VTW, Steel Gtr, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano
  • Orchestral Free Bass sounds: Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, Clarinet, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano, Oboe

PBM (Physical Haviour Modelling)

  • Noises: Stopping-reed growl, Closing valve noise, Left button noise
  • Individual Reed Simulation: Hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, Pressure variant filter, Pressure variant pitch deviation
  • Switching Reed Sound Wav: By bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
  • Bellows opening/closing sound change: bellows opening/closing detection

Musette Tuning

  • Micro-Tuning Presets: 16 Types: Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish


  • Reverb/Chorus: 8 types, 8 types
  • Rotary for Organ sound: Slow/Fast

Panel Controls

  • Knob controls & Registers: Volume, 4 x Treble/Orchestra/Organ + Set
  • Other switches: Drum On/Off, Orchestra On/Off, Organ On/Off, Free Bass On/Off, Orchestra Bass On/Off, Orchestra Chord/Free Bass On/Off, User Programs On/Off, Wave/MP3 player: Reset/Stop, Play/Pause, Power

Operation Mode

  • User Programs: 8 memories
  • Orchestra/Organ mode: Solo, Dual
  • Octave: Down, 0, Up for Treble, Orchestra/Organ
  • Metronome: On/Off
  • Bass&Chord with drum/percussion sounds: On/Off for Bass/Orch Bass 2 rows, Chord/Orchestra Chord 4 rows
  • Audio Player: mp3/Wave player from USB memory
  • Bass to Treble mode: On/Off


  • Display: 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
  • Rated Power Output: 7 W x 2
  • Speakers: 9 cm x 2
  • Wave Expansion: 2 internal areas (8 MB each) to load new sounds

  • Power supply:
    • AC adaptor
    • Batteries (not included) AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH x 8

  • Expected battery life under continuous use:
    • 5-hours (speaker ON mode)
    • 8-hours (speaker OFF mode)
    • *With using Ni-MH 2000mAh batteries

  • Onboard Connectors:
    • OUTPUT jacks L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass): 1/4" phone type
    • PHONES jack: 1/4" phone type
    • MIDI OUT connector
    • USB MEMORY connector type A
    • USB COMPUTER connector type B
    • DC IN connector

  • Accessories: AC Adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor), Owner?s Manual, Reference caps for the bass buttons, Reference caps for the treble buttons, Straps, Strip for securing the adapter, MIDI and/or audio cables
  • Options (sold separately): Accordion soft bag, USB Flash memory (M-UF-series), Audio-Midi cable (AMC-3), Music Rest and Throne (AAP-1), Headphones (RH-200, RH-300)

Size and Weight

  • Width (W): 380 mm (15 inches)
  • Depth (D): 365 mm (14-3/8 inches)
  • Height (H): 195 mm (7-11/16 inches)
  • Weight: 6.4 kg (14 lbs. 2 oz.)