The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75218   Message #1319500
Posted By: Peter T.
07-Nov-04 - 09:01 AM
Thread Name: Searching for a Piano Accordion
Subject: RE: Searching for a Piano Accordion
I think it depends on what you want an accordion for -- I want mine to accompany singing -- if you want to start polka parties you need the 120 -- the bigger the better, one man army. I have a new Hohner 48 keys Bravo II which weighs nothing, but it did cost me about $1000 dollars (Canadian). Totally worth it because I can carry it anywhere (a good backpack bag is a must) -- carrying around a Buick means that the only time you ever play is when you are in a formal setting, you have to deliberately set out to play. It is certainly true that you miss some of the bass buttons (there are a couple of minors that I miss), but you learn to be creative, to imply the minors, etc. The big thing is that you play a lot more!!!!

yours,

Peter T.