CBA C System
#1
Hi guys, 

On the hunt for a CBA C System, 5 Row, Stepped Accordion!

I had taken down my other thread because I had almost pulled the trigger on an accordion - but was made aware it was finnish c system, so I'm back on the hunt now.

Somebody had posted a link to local european buy / sell boards, would they be able to re post that?

Also, if anyone see's a nice CBA C system anywhere feel free to shoot me the link!

Budget: $12-1400 CAD
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#2
Do you know about Buttonbox on your side of the water?
https://www.buttonbox.com/piano-chromati...k.html#cba
Nothing at the moment but maybe worth a call.
Richard
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#3
Thank's for the link! I have not checked out that store.

Eyes are peeled..
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#4
It was the website of Leboncoin.fr in France. 
They have CBAs in every price range.
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#5
Thank's Stephen.

Just checked it out - the selection of CBA's is fantastic - but shipping from France to Canada is extremely expensive, around 500 CAD or 250-350 euros!
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#6
Liberty Bellows is another place to look.

https://www.libertybellows.com/shop/Chro...hamber.htm

On ebay, there isn't a single search that finds cba accordions. The following searches often turn up different results.

CBA accordion (accordeon)
Button accordion (accordeon)
Chromatic accordion (accordeon)
C system accordion (accordeon)
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#7
I'm all over eBay, Jim! Tongue

Checking for new additions every hour!

Also I check Liberty Bellows frequently, too.

Thank you !
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#8
(01-11-2019, 05:42 PM)Jim2010 Wrote: ...On ebay, there isn't a single search that finds cba accordions. The following searches often turn up different results.
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Try the "Accordions for sale" group on Facebook.
Paul De Bra (not Debra...)
http://www.de-bra.nl
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#9
Thank's debra,

also on that group! I'm fairly certain I've got my bases covered.

I found one that fit all criteria except it is non-stepped.. I'm thinking if I continue to have no luck soon, I may pull the trigger on that one!
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#10
There's a Hohner Riviera IV musette on ebay, not stepped but possibly worth a look:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hohner-Rivier...SwNGJdajTs

6h36 to go and it's at 255 euro.
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#11
(03-11-2019, 02:22 PM)Glug Wrote: There's a Hohner Riviera IV musette on ebay, not stepped but possibly worth a look:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hohner-Rivier...SwNGJdajTs

6h36 to go and it's at 255 euro.

Nice looking box that. I had to do a double take, as the guy doing the demo used a B system fingering position to play major chords. When I realised he was in The Netherlands it all made sense. It is a C system right enough.
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#12
Fairly sure he can't actually play CBA, he does the PA demos and he can play that.

Main problem is their demo format isn't very good and the recording quality is pretty terrible.
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#13
(03-11-2019, 07:31 PM)Glug Wrote: Fairly sure he can't actually play CBA, he does the PA demos and he can play that.

Main problem is their demo format isn't very good and the recording quality is pretty terrible.

Hi Glug,

Sound quality is awful as you say. B system players use that same shape he uses to hit the major chords, but only rows 3 and 2 are involved on a standard B system (with C in the third row). He has to use rows 3 and 1 to play the chord with that finger shape on the C system, and as you say he isn't a CBA player. 

Most C system players would use rows 3 and 4 to play the chord he uses in the demo (possibly D, but I haven't really researched it), as you are probably aware. 

The boxes are very cheap and feedback is generally OK, apart from one or two disgruntled buyers. Don't think I'd chance it though, unless I was able to do complete refurb on anything I bought. 

I can change the strings on a Gretsch guitar with a Bigsby, and that's about my limit.
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#14
It sold for about 500 Euros plus shipping. Not a fantastic deal, but it certainly didn't sell at a massively overpriced amount. Smile
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#15
Yep, probably a decent price.
I'm hoping for something that needs a bit of fixing that nobody else wants :)

Thought I did see an Excelsior Multi Musette for £300 buyout earlier this year, but by the time I'd worked out what it was it had sold :(
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#16
(01-11-2019, 12:46 PM)willclimbs Wrote: Hi guys, 

On the hunt for a CBA C System, 5 Row, Stepped Accordion!

I had taken down my other thread because I had almost pulled the trigger on an accordion - but was made aware it was finnish c system, so I'm back on the hunt now.

Somebody had posted a link to local european buy / sell boards, would they be able to re post that?

Also, if anyone see's a nice CBA C system anywhere feel free to shoot me the link!

Budget: $12-1400 CAD

Here's one of the major accordion shops in Sweden, Northern Europe. We mostley use mainly CBA-C and piano accordions in Sweden, myself I use a Roland FR4-xb with C-settings.
http://www.karlssonsmusik.se/km_english.html
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#17
(05-11-2019, 12:35 PM)BeriJan Wrote:
(01-11-2019, 12:46 PM)willclimbs Wrote: Hi guys, 

On the hunt for a CBA C System, 5 Row, Stepped Accordion!

I had taken down my other thread because I had almost pulled the trigger on an accordion - but was made aware it was finnish c system, so I'm back on the hunt now.

Somebody had posted a link to local european buy / sell boards, would they be able to re post that?

Also, if anyone see's a nice CBA C system anywhere feel free to shoot me the link!

Budget: $12-1400 CAD

Here's one of the major accordion shops in Sweden, Northern Europe. We mostley use mainly CBA-C and piano accordions in Sweden, myself I use a Roland FR4-xb with C-settings.
http://www.karlssonsmusik.se/km_english.html

Great link BeriJan,

I had forgotten about Bengts accordions until I checked out Karlsson's catalogue.

Great accordions that very few players will have ever heard of, and here is one played by a great Swedish player that most will have never heard of either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeUb8z2ClTI
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#18
Wow... Now that swung.. Thanks John
Right or wrong make it strong...when in doubt miss it out...
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#19
You're aiming kind of high on a tight budget. I got mine under that limit, if I remember right, but it's 4 rows. I think you'll be able to get something eventually without mail-ordering it overseas, but it will take a while. Keep an eye on Vancouver craigslist, and of course be prepared to come on out and pick it up.

My first one came off French ebay and was quite a bit less - and shipping was cheap, too, but it ended up at the post office in a cardboard box that had by then become more of a sack, with precious little padding inside, so it's kind of a miracle it made it. And it's a bit rusty and so forth. I guess you often do get what you pay for.
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#20
(05-11-2019, 07:11 PM)donn Wrote: You're aiming kind of high on a tight budget.  I got mine under that limit, if I remember right, but it's 4 rows.  I think you'll be able to get something eventually without mail-ordering it overseas, but it will take a while.  Keep an eye on Vancouver craigslist, and of course be prepared to come on out and pick it up.

My first one came off French ebay and was quite a bit less - and shipping was cheap, too, but it ended up at the post office in a cardboard box that had by then become more of a sack, with precious little padding inside, so it's kind of a miracle it made it.  And it's a bit rusty and so forth.  I guess you often do get what you pay for.

Often?  OFTEN!!? Nearly always in my experience.  Occasionally you will do worse; sometimes, with a bit of luck and a fair amount of diligence you may do better, but that’s rare.
Elderly teenager still experimenting with music of all descriptions.  I may not please anyone else, but I’m long past caring about that.
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