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Little eggy

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Maestro D/G
« on: December 20, 2018, 04:57:51 PM »

Maestro D/G Melodeon, made in Italy, 3vce, 3 treble, 1bass stops

Have reserved this lovely old box in Hobgoblin.  Very easy to play and a lively sound.

I know nothing about this make.  Anyone got any opinions?
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Re: Maestro D/G
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 09:04:46 AM »

I remember those! They're a Saltarelle Nuage clone commissioned by Dave Mallinson in the mid 90s I think.

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Re: Maestro D/G
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 03:52:09 PM »

Here it is.
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Re: Maestro D/G
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 08:10:20 PM »

Looks very much like a Serenellini to me, Salterelle don't actually make any boxes.
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Primo D/G, Albrecht Custom Liliput D/G
Hohner B/E, B/C, C/F, Bb/Eb
Liliputs D/G G scale, C/F, Bb/Eb

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Re: Maestro D/G
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 04:28:30 PM »

Here's a picture of my 'Primo' made for 'Sounds Interesting' which later became the Music Room in Cleckheaton. I remember Martyn Banks of Oakwood Instruments making the Primo logos to go on the fronts of the unbadged boxes made for him by Serenellini. The only difference between my Primo and your Maestro is the keyboard, yours is flat and mine is stepped.
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Primo D/G, Albrecht Custom Liliput D/G
Hohner B/E, B/C, C/F, Bb/Eb
Liliputs D/G G scale, C/F, Bb/Eb

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Re: Maestro D/G
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 02:31:01 PM »

You are right - I've checked my emails.

Clive suggested it might be a Saltarelle Nuage clone commissioned by Dave Mallinson in the 90s.

I emailed Mally and he replied

"Yes, I had the Maestro melodeons made by Serellenini in the 90s, they were never meant to be a Nuage clone."

Mystery solved.    I have to say I love the box - there's something special about the ease of playing, nice well used bellows and variety of sounds with the three stops.
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