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Accordion addiction--it is a thing?

JerryPH

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There are different reasons, but yeah, if you get in to this hobby, for over any realistic length of time, you will suddenly and completely out of the blue find yourself with more than 1 accordion. The best thing to do to enjoy the process is play as much as you can, visit with accordion players, or at the very least through here and other means communicate with other accordionists. The internet has become perfect for that!

Things to not do... don't research other/higher level accordions and for heaven's sake never play another accordion other than what you own, that results in very high GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) symptoms. For example, I had the opportunity to play a Hohner Gola 414 this past Monday and approximately 15 minutes later, symptoms already started to show, such as looking in one's bank account and searching on the internet. In my case its really bad... a new 2021 Hohner Gola 414 *starts* at $77,000US and the Gola 459 that I lust after is likely well in to the 6-digits if ordered optioned in the manner that I would want to see it at... sanity, an empty bank account and a strong preference for the 1960's version of a 459 push me away from selling the house, living in the streets, homeless... but playing a new Gola :) :) :)

Kidding aside, it's a great hobby, one that I hope to keep for as long as I can. :)
 

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