This video gives an overview of the top 5 things to consider when purchasing a piano accordion for the first time.
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April 15, 2010 at 6:56 am
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i have an accordion … i have an accordion that i inherited, and am in the process of learning, but dont know anything about it. it is a piano accordion with 120 bass keys i believe.
all it says is ‘Modern’ on the front, but have had a hard time finding out anything about that manufacturer. any help would be appreciated.
I bought a … I bought a full-size Rembrandt 140 bass @ a yard sale $150 and a student Excelsior Accordiana 120 bass from a pawn shop for $50. Both needed to go to Ferino’s in San Diego for some work, but they play great and only cost me ~$300 total for the both of them. The Rembrandt runs over a few grand, so a little investment in time and money pays off in playability. Tell all your friends and family what you’re looking for. My friends called me about both of these instruments.
100 bucks for a … 100 bucks for a accordion?? for that price you will get a piece of junk esp on e-bay, A good used professinal acc goes for 4 to 6 thousand dollars, A new one 7 to 20 thousand dollars or more.
If you have the … If you have the money, try eBay; but be prepared to pay more than US $250 for a decent, ready-to-play instrument. I have bought & sold a few on eBay, so I know quite a bit about this. Do NOT buy from these stupid who go around buying up estates cheap and peddle stuff just for profit; they almost always know nothing about accordions and often admit it right in the description, so you will never know what you will wind up with. Buy from someone who knows what they are talking about.
If you only want to … If you only want to spend less than a hundred bucks, you are going to wind up with a junker that doesn’t play well and needs work to be playable. There are accordions all over eBay; try watching about 15 or 20 (without bidding) and see what they sell for. A decent, ready-to-play used one usually goes for more than US $250.
can you reccomend … can you reccomend any places to buy an accordion for under 100 dollars??
I tried my friend’s … I tried my friend’s 16″ the other day and i thought it was okay, but i would probably look for one a bit smaller if i could. I am 5′ exactly
Listen here ! If … Listen here ! If you get an accordion and succeded lerarning playing it…. you will be a happy person. My adwise: Start with an accordion with 72 or 96 basses – dont start with an expensive one but buy a good used one. It can easely be much expensive – but wait.
Button or piano – it’s up to you – but there are a diffenrence ! Once you have learned to play the accordion – and you don’t need not to be a virtuoso one – it is easely anytime and anywhere to play some lovely music to enjoy !
I own a Weltmeister … I own a Weltmeister and it is a sweet wet sound with strong basses. The mussett reeds are awesome. It is a well made and reasonably price accordion. Start with a compact model with 30 or 34 keys. That will play everything. Good luck and by all means get a good teacher to learn proper fingering technique.
how much could an … how much could an entry level accordion cost? i just played one for the first time last week and absolutely loved it.
The accordion is a … The accordion is a true stereo instrument that doesn’t require tuning or electricity. I just started playing in public and people always want to know where my monkey is. They also ask if I can play “Far, Far Away”. Do you know the difference between an accordion and a concertina? An accordion takes longer to burn. lol
Hohners are a … Hohners are a quality brand, this probably doesn’t answer your question, but I can at least tell you that.
i could play beat … i could play beat it in the accordian
pretty and clear … pretty and clear sound, price is fair
i’m a beginner … i’m a beginner accordion player. i like guerrini very much. do u know how much it cost? im frm a country which only sells hohner n china brand..any suggestions? pls reply. tq
What are … What are Weltmeister accordions like?
Yes, Petosa has a … Yes, Petosa has a very good reputation.
do you know … do you know anything about Petosa accordions?
im from Europe ( … im from Europe (england) and we hate button accordions all my freinds hate playing them and so do i.
Come on…. your … Come on…. your accordion aint even tuned…. the r.h keyboard doesnt look alligned properly, and that ‘folkie sound’ is called tremolo. Measuring the length of the keyboard is a waste of time, WTF? Selectors? Couplers my friend!!!! And the comment ‘in the united states you might be interested to play piano accordion’….. what nonsense…. I think your TRYING to be a salesman Unfortunately, you are obviously struggling here…. chinese accordions suck dont touch people. youve been warned!
Say if I’ve never … Say if I’ve never played one before, but I’d love to learn. I’ve seen these chinese ones on ebay called Stella. the reviews on them are good, and they cost around £200. any thoughts?
5 stars! 5 stars!
ello, thanks for … ello, thanks for the video
I am a guitar/harmonica player looking for a new instrument i have never played and im having some difficulties on deciding what accordion to buy, i do not have a backround in piano and have heard that the best accordion to get is a diatonic, because it has more tonal range on the treble side. is this true? also, what would you consider to be the most versatile type of accordion? i enjoy almost all forms of music and would like to be able to play many different genres.
I have seen full … I have seen full size accordions as small as 14″. Ones smaller than that are usually child size with 12 bass. I think 15″ (i.e. the Titano #53 in my inventory) is quite small and only 16lbs. Anyone else have an opinion?
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