The following is a list of accordion models/makers thought to originate in China.
This is not an attempt to qualify the good or bad - just inform of the country of manufacture.
How you use the info. will be down to your own interpretation and research - and possibly the input from the members on the board.
The list has been gathered from previous posts by the members; often from memory so there is room for error.
Ill edit it to include info from later following posts or from the discussion here: http://www.accordionists.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1526&hilit=pearl+river
And a big THANKS to JimD who provided much of the info. Much appreciated JIm. :tup: :tup:
Baile (or sometimes listed as Balie, or Bailie)
E. Soprani (Circus model range) but Italian manufactured models still being sold. (April 2018)
Excalibur (most models)
Fenix/Michael/Veneza (not Venezia which is Italian)
Firotti (old models are east German but new models are likely Chinese using the now defunct brand name; see page 10)
Gallini Pic added page 11; 09/12/16
Gararda (M. Gararda - seen listed on eBay Australia Feb 2016)
Giovanni (There are older Italian Giovanni accordions. Chinese I have seen have the typical Parrot like, 70s Scandalli like, register switches).
Hohner (German, but some models, recent and lower end, inc Nova & Bravo, are produced in China, Ed)
Honica / Hohnica - see post 07 Aug 15
M. Gararda - seen listed on eBay Australia Feb 2016
Meister, J (J.Meister)
Michael/Fenix/Veneza (not Venezia which is Italian)
Scarlatti (some models, maybe all)
Serenelli (was a quality Castelfidardo maker from the 30s until 1963; recent branded product is likely Chinese - Page 11, post 01 June)
Sila (Pic posted Sat Feb 27, 2016)
Sonantti (see link added 16 Nov 2016, page 11)
Soprani (see post 16Sept15)
Stella (not to be confused with Weltmeister Stella which is German manufacture, see pic in thread, July 9 2014)
Tombo (think Japanese but believe mostly made in China), also seen as Tombo Soprano.
Veneza/Michael/Fenix (not Venezia which is Italian)