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Re: Re: Re: Mid priced accordion for sale "C"

I agree looks and sounds very arriettish to me. No picture of the keyboard where it attaches to the faceplate or I could tell for sure. Probably not worth anywhere near $700.

Excelsior Acadias are NOT Ariettes

If it is an Excelsior, it is not an Ariette, but definitely a mid-range box, like a Gabbanelli Cajun King. The reed quality and action of the Excelsior are better than the Ariette or any Hohner one-row, for that matter.

However, like the Gabb, it feels like an Italian box. For better or worse, you get what you pay for!

Re: Excelsior Acadias are NOT Ariettes

Not that its easy to hear from the recording, but it sounded like many boxes I've tried where the reeds are all standing on edge, rather than having two banks glued down.

Less volume, tinnier sound.

But, like I said, a recording is not a good way to assess that.

Re: Re: Excelsior Acadias are NOT Ariettes

I think you are right about the reeds standing up; the Gabbs are constructed that way, too.

Re: Re: Re: Excelsior Acadias are NOT Ariettes

well i am no accordion expert...but i do own an Excelsior Acadia...which to my knowledge is the only single row "cajun" accordion that excelsior makes....and having said that..this accordion doesnt look nothing like mine...if it did at one time, then it has been modded completely and i dont even think you could call it a excelsior anymore...also my acadia does not sound like that..it has no tinny sound at all.

here is a pic of my acadia


and here is a pic of the same excelsior acadia that accordion-o-rama sells for $1000(i price checked it last week)


Re: Re: Re: Re: Excelsior Acadias are NOT Ariettes

oops..i broke the link to my accordion....heres one that works....


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Anyone who pays $1000 to Accordion-o-rama, please contact me, I have a nice bridge I'd like to sell ya! Nice 'n cheap!

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Excelsior Acadias are NOT Ariettes

lol yea they went up a $100 since last year

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