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