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Baldoni accordions


I was wondering if 3 rows players on this board have tried or own a 3 rows, 5 switches,3 reeds Baldoni box, and if so, how does it fare, performance wise, against similar boxes, like Gabbs,or Bafettis ?, that is assuming that you've tried all these boxes .

I'm in the market for a good 3 rows and I've tried the Baffs and the Gabbs.

Thank you.


Re: Baldoni accordions

I have a Baldoni piano accordion and it's a piece of junk. Bought it new and it started falling apart in short order.

Re: Re: Baldoni accordions

I heard Baldoni makes CJ Cheniers accordion. Or at least makes one to specs he gave them. I heard ok things about his 3 rows.

Re: Re: Re: Baldoni accordions

I have only heard good things about the Baldoni accordions, but have never tried one personally.

Claude I may have a used Beltrami for sale soon in the U.S. .. 5 switch GCF... it needs basses worked on.

Email me if interested.

Thanks. G.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Baldoni accordions


I have tried and played many, many piano
accordions before purchasing a Baldoni.

It is unquestionably the best piano accordion
I have ever played & owned.

I must have been using it for the last 9 years
or so now.

I cannot recall ever having to have it serviced.

Yes .. it *is* the same model & tuning as the one(s)
played by CJ Chenier.

CJ told me (and I quote) "[Baldoni] .. You can't beat em!"

I also have a Baldoni 3-row. I can tell you that
Cory Ledet tried the instrument when I last saw him in LA
and really liked it as well.


I'm actually surprised that anyone would have trouble
with a Baldoni. (And no, I do *not* get a kickback
for saying all this!



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