What’s the best make of Piano Accordion?
Hope somebody can help me out on this one!
I’ve been playing accordion all my life (obviously stopping occasionally for meal/toilet breaks/sleep etc!) and have somehow managed to inherit a whole bunch of them over the years, of various sizes and descriptions in various states of repair.
A few years ago I was left a Gallanti, by an auld Irishman after he’d died. He’d seen me play as a kid and just wanted me to have the box! It is just the most amazing box to look at and certainly the best one I have to play. I’d always wanted to own one after seeing Ritchie Kelly "King of the Ceili" strapped into one on the front one of my dad’s ancient albums!
Despite my obvious attachment to this particular instrument I have been looking around for one with a more responsive keyboard, that I can play at session/gigs etc, as it’s particularly hard work banging out the triplets etc on this one. That, coupled with the fact that it suffers from slight emphysema!
I’m not sure whether it’s financially viable to get the Gallanti repaired to it’s original standard - so I may as well buy a new or second hand instrument.
I’ve tried several flavours and really like the Salterelle piano box - although over