I rarely sell accordions. I only sell if I already have a similar one in the collection. Sometimes I buy an instrument in poor condition as a shelf sitter (you seldom play with items in a museum!) but then I may find another in better condition and sell the first to pay for the second!
Sometimes I will purchase a rare accordion but my funds are limited. More often than not I will give advice on where to sell an instrument rather than offer a low amount. However, if I don’t already have an example of a particular make and model if someone is kind enough to donate an instrument then I am often delighted to offer it a good home.
Scandalli Butterfly kindly donated by Charlie Todd
There are a number of books on accordions – almost all out of print and in foreign languages.
I can provide a list of some of these for anyone undertaking research on accordions.
Sometimes I have copies for sale. Below are some more recent books in English
Copies of these can often be obtained through this website:
Rob Howard has produced four volumes of A-Z of Accordion – these books contain a wealth of information on history, types of accordion and biographies of accordion players.
Includes instruments from my collection and covers a brief illustrated pictorial history of the accordion.
The Golden Age of Accordion
A large illustrated book covering the history of the accordion, manufacturers and players in America.
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