It was nice to read your story about your new old accordion. I too have one from the late 60s and love the way it plays and sounds. This year I had Marc make one to replace it, one I could play for dances etc. and that I could count on for the next 35 years. The new one is wonderful- louder, stronger, more responsive, better looking (rosewood with all the inlay) but for playing around the house and with friends, I still grab old faithful.