I have a Falcon key of E accordion with 5 stops that I probably will be selling. It's not a dual key accordion. The extra bank of reeds was put in to help amplify the sound because of the high key.
The accordion was originally made for Etienne Viator if Eunice and has "J.E. Viator" on the faceplate. It's in very good condition. It comes with a homemade wooden carrying case.
Does anyone have any idea what this accordion might currently be worth? I know that Falcon accordions are in high demand and are rarely offered for sale. I don't want to deal with posting it on ebay and would prefer to sell it locally. I live in Lafayette.
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Hi from Lafayette. Haven't participated in YEARS, due to a severe, lengthy case of frozen shoulder. I have been reluctant to try playing my accordions for over 10 years now. That's why I have decided to sell them.
Anything else other than the "E" Falcon ?
If the Falcon could be flattened by a half tone and tuned 12TET it would be a very good Irish Session instrument.
In addition to the Falcon, I have the following accordions available for sale:
JUNIOR MARTIN ~ Key of C, purple heart, black face plates & stops, gold flappers and stainless steel buttons. Bellows are red interior and black edging featuring white crawfish design. Very good/Excellent condition. Has typical slight lifting of varnish on the edge of the keyboard adjacent to the thumb strap. I purchased this accordion new from Mr. Martin. Comes with professional fabric covered hard case and accordion strap. I believe that this accordion new would sell for $3000. (or more)
GREG MOUTON ~ Key of Bb, red stained curly maple with blonde maple face plates and stops, silver flappers, split red bellows with black edging, white and black diamond pattern inlay and stainless steel buttons. LIKE NEW CONDITION.GORGEOUS BOX. I purchased this accordion new from Greg. Comes with professional fabric covered hard case and accordion strap. Greg's new accordions sell for $2900.
SHINE MOUTON (Greg Mouton's Uncle, who passed away in 1998 ) ~ Key of D, medium brown (maple?) body, face plates and stops. Gold flappers, red interior bellows with black edging. "Mother of Pearl (plastic) buttons. Has a swivel and snaps on front edge for a clip on mic. Comes with handmade wooden case and accordion strap.
When I first started learning to play, I developed and EXCEEDINGLY PAINFUL condition called "Frozen Shoulder," which persisted for over a year. I was undergoing physical therapy and chiropractic procedures 3 times a week for that entire period. Since then, I have been afraid to try to play and have recently decided to start offering my beautiful accordions for sale.
Is the Shine Mouton one of the boxes he constructed with Hohner reeds and Hohner slides or "other" components ?
I would be interested if it did in fact have HOHNER components.
He later work was good .. I just like his earlier "charming" period before he followed the crowd.