- Oct 7, 2021
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- Rochester, Michigan, United States
Please look at the two photos. The E.Soprani chromatic button accordion currently sold by Liberty Bellows in Pennsylvania looks identical up to the smallest detail to the Excalibur chromatic button accordion sold by Jim Laabs in Wisconsin... the difference is that Liberty Bellows is a reputable accordion shop, Jim Laabs is a mass market musical instrument dealer with a lot of negative reviews as well as its Excalibur accordions, that have very mixed reviews, often negative ones. Liberty Bellows says that the E.Soprani accordions are made in China but then shipped to Castelfidardo, Italy, for quality control. Jim Laabs do not mention any of it. Still, the two accordions really look like they are the same. Is this the reason why one is priced $210.00 more than the other? Is it because the quality control in Italy guarantees the standard of quality of E.Soprani accordions while the identical ones sold as Excalibur are hit or miss? Also, I wonder if any member of this forum has any experience with one of these two brands. I am in the market for an affordable CBA, that is why I am asking questions!