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Excelsior 320 or Accordiana 320

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I have an accordion that is badged Excelsior and it also has an A by Excelsior emblem. Do I have an Excelsior Model 320 or a Custom Accordiana Model 320 with tone modulator (vibrato reed)? I have yet to find any picture or mention of an Accordiana with a tone modulator. Is there any difference in the E badging vs the A badging?
Is there a difference in Excelsior 320 vs Accordiana 320?

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I am going to sell it and I want to be as forthright as possible in the description and representation. An also learn more about the various models.

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If as the 911 in the link, the 'vibrato reed' is a bellows shake emulator - I don't know the official technical name.. DH if it's vibrato reed.. :roll:
 
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Thanks for the response Jim D and Soulsaver. Yes Jim D, That is my listing. Ebay does not give a listing category for accordions, at least not that I could find. I did change the category to "other Wind & Woodwind" where the majority seemed to be accordions. It seems odd that there was no rhyme or reason to the badging at excelsior.

Yes it is a beautiful instrument. Unfortunately due to a shoulder injury I can't play them, but I keep finding very nice instruments at garage sales. I admire them on the kitchen table for a few weeks till my wife threatens me, then I list them on ebay for what I think are reasonable prices at "no reserve". Hopefully someone will make beautiful music with it again.
 

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Thanks for the response Jim D and Soulsaver. Yes Jim D, That is my listing. Ebay does not give a listing category for accordions, at least not that I could find. I did change the category to other Wind & Woodwind where the majority seemed to be accordions. It seems odd that there was no rhyme or reason to the badging at excelsior.

Yes it is a beautiful instrument. Unfortunately due to a shoulder injury I cant play them, but I keep finding very nice instruments at garage sales. I admire them on the kitchen table for a few weeks till my wife threatens me, then I list them on ebay for what I think are reasonable prices at no reserve. Hopefully someone will make beautiful music with it again.
It DOES look a beauty. I have a 320 multi musette (and a 1304). Would like a 940 or the like... We need more of those garage sales here.. never seen (a decent accordion) at a car boot sale.
 
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Liberty Bellows just posted a video of this exact model if anyone is curious how it sounds.

Boy I really underpriced mine. lol or COL (crying out loud)

 

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