Piano accordions for ITM
I’ve been checking out e-bay for cheap PAs. There are quite a few, but I notice that they’re mostly Italian or German made and the voices are marked ‘violin’ or similar non-diddley sounding descriptions.
Are there any particular makes people would suggest as best for jigs and reels? I suspect they would be more dry tuned.
Are there a variety of actions available? I’d need something pretty fast.
How many keys / basses is a bare minimum for this sort of work? (I’d also like to accompany guitarist/singers, so more than two and a half octaves, perhaps?)
Is it best to buy a cheapie to fiddle around with, or save up for a cherrywood special that I’ll keep for a long time?
All advice greatfully recieved (even the inevitable shouts of ‘don’t do it - keep away from the dark side!’)