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Author Topic: Bass reed layouts in the 1920s - early 1930s Baldoni Irish-American accordions  (Read 1354 times)

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tirpous

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Funny how the Walters has the basses flat and the chords standing, while the Baldoni is (mostly) the other way.

Are these new reeds on the Baldoni ??
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Hi triskel,

Thanks! Yes, I think Anders' black 13 key Baldoni-Bartoli is probably later than most of my original focus here but still very interesting. As we've discussed before, that one has a grille design that is related to (but transformed relative to) the Madden Walters box - so it's interesting to compare with the Madden box and also with a black 13-key Baldoni that is more similar to the JJ Dwyer box and your former blond one.

The Simon McArdle / Greaney Walters is interesting, in part because its trim and decoration are so similar to the Fitzgerald Walters (wish we had internal pics of that one), which in turn would be interesting to compare to Rich's 8 voice Baldoni.

In  sum, now we have a few "survey markers" here, different designs of the bass-side reeds that can serve as references when more info turns up. I'll get up pics of a few more for comparison when I can. 

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