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Giulietti Artist 3 voice double cassotto

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I've recently tried out a S/H Giulietti Artist,double cassotto with 3 voices, no piccolo. It was roughly 20 years old, in immaculate condition and on sale for £2,500. I really liked it, the tuning was good for me and I liked the sound.

The concern for me was the restrictions of having just 3 voices. It only had bassoon (cassotto), bandoneon, sax, violin, clarinet (cassotto) and flute settings.

My other instruments, Fantini and Hohner Verdi Vn, are both 4 voice with musette and no piccolo. I'm after a non musette, double cassotto. My inclination is to go and try some 4 voice instruments.

Does anybody know anything about Giulietti Artist accordions? Would I seriously miss not having 4 voices? Advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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. No doubt a pro Giulietti is class act, but for that budget you could get a minty Excelsior 940 or maybe Giullietti 127 or other classy double octave, double cassotto.
I see only a minimum weight saving but a loss of flexibility and potentially diminished resale value...imo.
I thought this maybe special order... but http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6C7B4101431280AC53BE6C7B4101431280&FORM=VIRE3

Sounds nice.
 

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Thanks, for this,

Excelsior 940s and Giulietti 127s seem like a good option. They seem to be rare though. What's the best way of looking for these?
 

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Usual suspects.. ebay, Allodi (you'll pay a lot more from a dealer though) Gumtree etc... and you're right - you may have to be patient,they don't come up that often.

And after a bit of searching, 'minty' and that budget maybe a bit optimistic. One does come up from time to time and doesn't sell at c.£2k - I'll see if I can find the link.
 

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I'm in Norwich, but I'm prepared to travel anywhere in the country.

Thanks for the link. I'm unlikely to buy anything without trying it as the tuning etc does vary. I suppose it's possible to contact these sellers and go and try an instrument.
 

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Absolutely - the eBay one has a webby - he's in Birmingham. Allodi has a good selection, brill rep. He's Lewisham, London.
You could try the wanted section here, too.
 

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I have spoken to the guy in Birmingham and I'll probably visit next week combined with a visit to the accordion shop there where the guy has Serenellis and others.

I've also been offered a Scandalli super 6 L model for 4 grand. I've tried it and it is very nice, but I did prefer his Giulietti super, which wasn't for sale.
I've been told that the L model of the super 6 wasn't the best, do you know anything about this model?
 

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