Saltarelle Clifden for Irish Trad Music
I’m looking for some general information on Saltarelle Clifden model accordions. I’m considering ordering this model for Irish Traditional music. I gather they’re designed in France and made in Italy, and that, although expensive, they have sometimes varied in quality. The reeds are sometimes said to be handmade, other times they are just hand-finished.
- Can someone tell me what is the current manufacturer of the Clifden and what is their email
and geographical location?
- Can anyone fill me in on what has been changed since this model began to be produced?
- Does someone know if it’s possible to get hand-made reeds at this time?
- Has Saltarelle ever made a piano accordion tuned in a Well Temperament rather than equal,
and if so, what is this tuning and who has it?
- Does anyone among The Session’s piano accordionists use a Well Temperament (closer to pure than equal)
- Can I order a specific Well temperament tuning from the makers of the Clifden? Maybe Vallotti or Young II?
This should make the common keys a bit better than equal, and then the mainly unused keys would
correspondingly be worse than equal.
Hoping for your thoughts, knowledge and opinions. — LINDA