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Crucianelli era

tam

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Hello,
I know that the original Crucianelli ended around 1970 but I don't know how to determine the era.
For example, are these Crucianellis "real" ones or newer ones? Their Logos looks the same (CRUCIANELLI/codim/France).
Does anyone know how to determine the era of Crucianelli?
 

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this question seems to come up every once on awhile
but realistically regarding their Accordions...

the fire destroyed everything that made Crucianelli Accordions unique
so after abut 1970 no matter what might have been put on a grille,
it could not be a "real" one as all forms and tooling were lost

Crumar survived in various forms and there were many uncles and sons
and there were organ accordions and some of their products like guitars
and bass were very popular in Europe and the Crumar Orchestrator was
a seminal instrument in working Rock and Roll bands worldwide

maybe there were some nice accordions with their name on the front
appear from time to time for various reasons... if you have one and it plays good
enjoy it and be happy

but if you look closely at vintage models, you can see quite a few "tells" in
the small differences they had from the competition. They liked being
different and never seemed to succumb to that very prevalent need
of many brands to be an imitator or lookalike rather than be themselves.
so if you see a modern looking accordion with the name, but no sculpt
on the lowest and highest piano key, and no voluptuous squiggle in the
way the wood frames the bass section then fugghedaboudit

he last stash of Vintage PanCordion and Crucianelli accordions
still lies sleeping in the hold of the Andrea Doria
 

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I bought this Crucianelli about 20 years ago from a pawn shop. My wife thought it was cute and said she might want to play it. She didn't. My grandson said he would learn it. After about a month of lessons, he quit. Leathers are good, wax is good, It is in tune but is the loudest, most brash sounding accordion ever. It's like the whole thing vibrates for each note. I expect to use it in the local 4th of July parade this year - just because it is light and loud....and cute.
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I bought this Crucianelli about 20 years ago from a pawn shop. My wife thought it was cute and said she might want to play it. She didn't. My grandson said he would learn it. After about a month of lessons, he quit. Leathers are good, wax is good, It is in tune but is the loudest, most brash sounding accordion ever. It's like the whole thing vibrates for each note. I expect to use it in the local 4th of July parade this year - just because it is light and loud....and cute.
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Love it!!!!!
 

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