Giulietti 127
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    Hi everyone, how do I determine the age of this accordion?
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#2
Hi Dan,
My guess would be early to mid 1960s.
This is a reputable make and this is one of their higher end models . It should have a good sound.  Smile 
It does appear to be missing a treble clef symbol in the middle of the treble grill  Huh

There are many examples of the various iterations of the Giulietti 127 on YouTube  Smile.

Here's one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twTQIPk08PI

Another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSrEDesNK40

Last one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPe1hxXv16w

I have a slightly newer ( but cheaper) model ( the F74 LMH), which is entirely original ( including all the straps) and just keeps on giving! Smile

( Mine has the Zero Sette "G"! Smile)
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There are two versions of this 127. The early models were made by Seredellini And later models made by Zero-Sette both of Italy. The two models were indentical in looks. The 127's made by Seredellini had the same grill but a "G" clef badge in the center and the Zero-Sette models had a "G" badge in the center Your badge is missing but the treble shifts are the later Zero-Sette type. Julio made the change in makers in the late 50's in order to offer better quality accordion models.
The same accordions were sold in Europe with the a Zero-Sette grill. yours looks like a 1960's to 1970 vintage. Many Pro accordionists of this period used a 127 as their "Main Squeeze" and played them for life. The Quality of a 127 is the finest for the time.
Owner & Operator "THE FISARMONICA SHOP" Chicopee, MA USA
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(30-06-2020, 09:43 AM)JIM D. Wrote: There are two versions of this 127. The early models were made by Seredellini And later models made by Zero-Sette both of Italy. The two models were indentical in looks. The 127's made by Seredellini had the same grill but a "G" clef badge in the center and the Zero-Sette models had a "G" badge in the center Your badge is missing but the treble shifts are the later Zero-Sette type. Julio made the change in makers in the late 50's in order to offer better quality accordion models.
The same accordions were sold in Europe with the a Zero-Sette grill. yours looks like a 1960's to 1970 vintage. Many Pro accordionists of this period used a 127 as their "Main Squeeze" and played them for life. The Quality of a 127 is the finest for the time.

How does mine rank among other Giulietti 127 accordions? Which year(s) are the most desirable and of the best quality?
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!960 to 1970. Some of these after 1970 were new left over stock and sold up to 1975 as new.
In the 70's acoustic accordions with converter basses and introduction of the Cordovox & Accorgan cut heavy into straight acoustic accordion'sales.
Owner & Operator "THE FISARMONICA SHOP" Chicopee, MA USA
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(30-06-2020, 09:43 AM)JIM D. Wrote: There are two versions of this 127.... The Quality of a 127 is the finest for the time.

Thanks for posting this background on the Giullietti accordions. It is important to point out that the Giullietti accordions made after Mr. Giullietti's death are significantly lower in quality. My own Giullietti (Continental, CBA C-system, 5-row bassetti) has had remarkable endurance and consistency in the 9 years I have owned it. I make sure to sound all of the reeds daily.


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