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Title: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: Winston Smith on March 25, 2019, 10:24:53 AM
If only I had the spare cash! Anyone know anything about this from the scant picture?

Title: Re: Amyne recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on March 25, 2019, 12:25:46 PM
Lovely grille. How much?


SJ
Title: Re: Amyne recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: Winston Smith on March 25, 2019, 01:37:06 PM
£120! It looks like one of those Steirische things, you know, with the helicon basses. But a steal at that, I should think.
Go on, Sir John, get your hand in your pocket and let us all know what it's like. Look at the intricacy of the plate on the keyboard.
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on March 25, 2019, 01:49:59 PM
I am having a radical rebuild done on a Liliput, and am struggling to find money for that, when it's done. So pockets mortgaged for the foreseeable at this moment Winnie.

SJ
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: Eshed on March 25, 2019, 02:48:04 PM
Throwing money at every pretty grille you see is not a very responsible behaviour in my opinion.
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: Rees on March 25, 2019, 02:51:18 PM
There's more pretty grilles than one ..........

https://www.gumtree.com/p/accordians/accordion-melodeon/1332059336 (https://www.gumtree.com/p/accordians/accordion-melodeon/1332059336)
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: Eshed on March 25, 2019, 02:54:17 PM
There's more pretty grilles than one ..........
This one has a grille-next-door look to it.
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: Winston Smith on March 25, 2019, 04:09:23 PM
Aaah, Eshed. I see a touch of the old dyslexia has returned.
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: IanK on March 26, 2019, 05:30:45 PM
It's a 36 bass Ditta Salas, key unknown but likely B/C in old tuning.

Hope to collect it tomorrow and will post some photos thereafter if there is interest.

Cheers Ian
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: IanK on March 29, 2019, 07:16:11 PM
I got the box tonight and it really is lovely. It is in B/C and has 36 bass, arranged as bass, counterbass and major chords. All original and basically working!
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: pgroff on March 29, 2019, 07:35:13 PM
It's a 36 bass Ditta Salas, key unknown but likely B/C in old tuning.

Hope to collect it tomorrow and will post some photos thereafter if there is interest.

Cheers Ian

yes, please!  Salas made some beauties.

PG
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: boxcall on March 30, 2019, 12:55:29 AM
It’s a “pretty grille” for sure, but the metal work on the finger board that pushes my buttons ;D
It really ties the two together.   
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: IanK on March 30, 2019, 10:47:26 AM
Here are a couple of pictures. The reeds are all pinned on leather.  I will be getting this restored to playing condition and although it would be nice to have it in concert pitch I feel it might be better to leave it original (it's dated inside 1931).
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: Winston Smith on March 30, 2019, 12:02:33 PM
I knew it, what a beauty! Lucky man.
Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: pgroff on March 30, 2019, 11:11:55 PM
Congratulations, that's really lovely. I have a 2-row Salas also. Thinking about starting a topic named "Ditta Salas" to bring together photos and info.



Title: Re: Anyone recognise this beauty on Gumtree?
Post by: Winston Smith on March 30, 2019, 11:33:07 PM
That would be a bit cruel, Paul. Most of us will never actually lay hands on one in real life.