The preference is at least 3 reeds per note. On the EZboard Zydeco webpage, I have a post on triple row for blues. Someone named DonC has a Corona III for sale. I believe it is $500. It has 3 reeds per note.
There are some Zydeco players who use 2 reeds per note. I have been looking at the Hohner Panther which can be had new for $325, free shipping. Google it.
I have not played a triple row, but it is my next adventure. The Hohner Corona III can be found used in your price range.
Thanks Craig for the info.
if you decide to go to a 2 reed per note
chinese, i think 'aofia mari' is the
best one currently being sold.
i got a new one on ebay, case and all,
with shipping, for under $200, f/bflat/eflat.
which will be your most important keys..
get that key first if at all possible.
next best would be g/c/f
But how about the quality of that chinese triple row? I tried to play one at the Musicians Friend warehouse in KC,MO and the bellows were so stiff. It was really hard to play. Or could that have been because it was new. Do you know anyone that has had one for a long period of time, say 6 months or more? If so, what condition was it in?
i've had mine for a year, it;s fine.
not sure if it;s actually changed or i just
with all those buttons, bellows action
isn;t really my main problem!
was yours a sofia mari? they really are
better, just saying, i have no axe to grind.
you can pay 15 times the money for something
that is maybe twice as good in a couple of
aspects, i just can;t do it..!
I saw the Sofia Mari on Reyes Accordion website. Model SM-3112 sells for $649.00 - $749.00 depending whether you buy strips or solid colors. The above price is actually the list price for Musicians Friend box. On Musicians Friend, they have the
SM-3112 for $349.00 - $449.00. These are all 31 treble and 12 bass buttons. However Musicians Friend calls it a
Musicians Friend SM-3112 while at Reys, it is called
Sofia Mari SM-3112. I wonder are they made by the same manufactuer (Chinese made.)
Are these the Sofia Mari accordions? I've seen them on the Reyes Accordion website for $750 and up. I believe it was the Gulf Music link. Other than the selection of keys, are they better than the Panther?
sofia mari would be in my opinion the best
chinese 3 row.
i would say better than a panther, yes.
and they look fabulous, celluloid covered keyboard
plate [not black], pearloid buttons [not plain
white], great colors, fake rhinestones, a great
case, diamond pattern on bellows front.
they would be overpriced at 750 though, my
$200 deal was a fluke of ebay i think,
but anything under $400 is fair.
I've seen the Sofia Maria in the Musicians Friend in the $300 range. Under $400.
I now see Sofia Mari triple rows going for $350 (Google). None that I can see on E Bay though. So far, all are GCD. I'll keep my snoot to the ground.
you mean GCF.
but they do come in other keys.
mine is f/bflat/eflat.
The other day ,I "visited" one of Reyes Accordion provided links, and came across a bunch of customized Baffetis, specially done in factory, and amongst them was a yellow,5 switchers 3 rows Goodlin!!!.
I knew that they made 3 rows, but 5 switchers.
Anyone knows about them, is it an old issue?.
I stand corrected. I will see if "The Guitar Center" has any for me to try. The FBbEb would be the purchase.