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Any Accordion aficionados on this forum, Scandalli content need advice

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by gt96g, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. gt96g

    gt96g Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Philly Area
    Hey guys, I picked up this old accordion called a scandalli at a yard sale today, my question is does anyone have any idea what model this is and what it may be worth, It has made in Italy and what looks like a serial number ending in /32 on the bottom which I am assuming means its from 1932. any input would be appreciated.

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  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I went through an "accordion phase" some years ago. What I found was that old Italian accordions are plentiful everywhere, and most are not worth more than $50 if anything. There are some rarities that could be worth more if in mint condition, or at least refurbished; and there are professional-grade instruments that sell for about the same range of prices as professional basses do. But the yard-sale accordion is like yard-sale Tupperware--it only has value if you want to use it yourself.
  3. Joedog


    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    I had one once. I made the mistake of leaving it on my back seat, and stupidly left my car unlocked in the mall parking lot. When I got back to the car, there were TWO accordians on the back seat!
  4. Auguste


    Apr 5, 2012

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