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.
good afternoon Byron,
I sent an inquiry about the Donald Thibodeaux recently. You stated you wanted $400.00 plus shipping.
I wonder if its still available and have you gone down on the price any?
I would be interested if you might include shipping as part of the total cost.
If not where are you located - I might be interested in a short road trip purchase it??
thanks and waiting a reply
I ended up buying the accordion from Byron.
Most of the issues were created by someone that tried to "fix" the accordion.
They put some of the flappers back on upside down and tried to use double stick foam tape as felt pads.
I cleaned up the keyboard, repaired the broken flappers, added new pads and leather and adjusted the flappers and keyboard spring tension.
The valves on the bass side are also old and dried up.
The reeds are out of tune and the reed gaps are off,
I'll start on the inside next week.