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Re: Accordion in 'F' on Ebay (UK)

Phil...I have a 'C' REGAL on EBAY at the moment that also came from Savoy Music - about 10 years ago. At that time, Marc indicated that he had a hand in the setup...being new to the accordion, I didn't press him for details of 'setup'...I would report that the REGAL I got from him is a very serviceable beginning to mid-intermediate instrument that works just fine...although I agree that it is several jumps away from a Louisiana made accordion...should you buy a REGAL, I think you'll be quite satisfied for the price...

Re: Re: Accordion in 'F' on Ebay (UK)


Regal's are very decent factory-made boxes. My first accordion was a Regal which I purchased from Larry Miller.

All in all it's a great student model, vastly superior to the Hohner, but several steps below a hand made. I still have mine and I occasionally play it just for fun...plus I don't have to worry about knocking it around too much.

F would be a bit high for my tastes, but it could still be fun to try out. From what I can tell, the buttons have been changed (improved) on that model. Also, I don't recall ever seeing one with crawfish bellows (as far as I know, this a trademark registered by Junior Martin).

Nick B.

Re: Re: Re: Accordion in 'F' on Ebay (UK)

Thanks for all the info.

It was the bellows that really threw me. If the price is right it could be an interesting way to try out an 'F'.

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