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Antique Ranco Antonio Accordion

Dingo40

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Wow, a pre wwii train wreck!😳
You occasionally come across some like this in junk shops, where they kick around until given decent burial 😐
 

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Maybe $25 as a decorative item, especially without the bass covering. It would be very difficult to restore this accordion, it would have to be a labor if love.
 

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Those two Rancos from roughly the same period, maybe slightly later, have been restored to a very high standard and are for sale locally.
The 1st one is 3 voice treble. The 2nd one is 5 voice and LMMMM arranged.
Ranco3voice.jpgRanco5voice.jpg
 

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once upon a time Ranco was a premium brand, and was marketed
in the USA to Professionals... they even had an office/showroom in LasVegas

a descendant attempted, with Maximilliano's urging and support, to revive the
Brand Name about a decade ago or so with negligible results... Max ended
up putting his support behind the resurrection of the Settimo brand and 6 model
which is still an ongoing project it seems, having some success

most Ranco's worth rebuilding are going to be very very old

Vercelli, though far removed from CastleFidardo, remains a RIval to this day
with the current iteration of the Coopertiva Fisharmonica still active... original area workshops
were more influenced by Stradella Italy (home of Dallape) as apprentices occasionally
left there to begin their own brands

 

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