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PortDouglas

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Any clue?
« on: April 19, 2017, 02:56:55 PM »



Any idea what brand this is? Just saw advertised for GBP 75.
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Re: Any clue?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 05:20:19 PM »

No, but I can tell you I've bought a few too good to be true accordions that are very effective doorstops. They can be a lot of money to restore.
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Re: Any clue?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 03:26:20 AM »

Any idea what brand this is? Just saw advertised for GBP 75.

It appears to be an unbranded Settimio Soprani (a sister company of Scandalli), in which case it's a good quality instrument.

It's very similar in model to this one that was recently for sale in Italy, priced at €299:

« Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 03:48:45 AM by triskel »
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Re: Any clue?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 05:07:02 PM »

Thanks for that. Obscurity solved.
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Re: Any clue?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 07:17:39 PM »

I think it has the ugliest looking grille on any accordion I've ever seen.  :o
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Re: Any clue?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 08:30:29 PM »

I think it has the ugliest looking grille on any accordion I've ever seen.  :o

I'd be more worried about it muting the sound myself, it's probably best taken off if you want to be heard!  ::)
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Re: Any clue?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2017, 07:56:52 AM »

The grill was probably designed to give a mellower sound, a bit like a tone chamber.
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Re: Any clue?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017, 03:55:45 PM »

The grill was probably designed to give a mellower sound, a bit like a tone chamber.

Yes, that seems to be the intention, and with the lack of any openings at all over the low reeds they seem to have been especially trying to soften the sound of the low notes. Scandalli (Settimio Soprani's sister company) made a lot like that in the '50s, and the style was copied by various other firms, including Weltmeister.
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