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Galotta lightweight accordion

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Hello to you all. Is the Galotta lightweight 72 bass accordion , advertised as in good condition, worth testing and maybe buying? CJ
 

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Isn't Galotta one of the old east german (or other east european) brands? I think I came across an older Galotta once. My recollection is that a Gallotta "in good condition" is still a pretty poor accordion (whereas one not in good condition is then absolute rubbish)...
But I could be mistaken as some brands with a bad reputation have become better (Weltmeister for instance), and in that case you mostly have to check that this particular accordion is not an old one.
 

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Yes it is easy German but no age available in the ad. It has been offered on approval with only return shipment to pay unless it's faulty.
 

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Yes it is easy German but no age available in the ad. It has been offered on approval with only return shipment to pay unless it's faulty.
It's not just a matter of "faulty". These old east-european accordions are simply not really good accordions, even when "not faulty".
 

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If this one is pre 1960 it ranks as one of the worst accordion models ever made with poor quality materials & construction.
Faulty even when new, a piece of junk at any price. After 1960 the models are really not much better.
 

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I remember Galotta only from the E Germany days when they were not well-thought of.
That said, for the price of a stamp or two and if you're just starting out - well....
Can you get a second opinion?
 

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In the late 70's to present Golatta's have been made by Weltmiester and the quality & materials should be relatively similar.
 

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Well you were all right I tried the Galotta 72 on approval but on the two clarinet dots setting the lower note also came through and this happened on approx 8 notes. So back it has gone. C.J.
 

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