I've had it looked at by several reputable accordion builders in LA, including Elton Doucet and Jr Martin...and no, it doesn't add up even close to $1700. And if you've never heard of Donald Thibodeaux, then I don't know what to tell you. His band was literally the house band for Fred's lounge for ages. I'm not selling this as a pristine condition accordion, I stated exactly what it needed. It still plays and sounds incredible just like it did when it was built, it just needs a few repairs on the treble side.
My 2000 4 Runner with 225 K miles is worth about $5K-7K..'
why.. because it is a revered name brand, proven pedigree..
Stand up manufacturer still in business. Entirely made in Japan with Japanese workmanship and the best materials.
And it does not have and cheap pine or butted joints.
Not trying to slam your accordion, just a reality check.. Looks like a cut below Miller.. and not up to John Doucet standards by a long shot.
I would not venture a guess as to price unless I saw the reeds,, which would be the only value to me.