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Gretsch La Tosca?

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Any info on what company made their accordion in Italy?
 
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Landro, an accordion-playing friend of mine told me yesterday that he thinks that Sonola made the accordion. I found another model of a Gretsch La Tosca that was set up for jazz and it had a Sonola ID. Gretsch nowadays is known for their guitars and drums. But they seem to have had a good reputation at one time for their accordions. I found a couple of pictures of Charles Magnante playing a higher end model of a La Tosca. Now THERE is an accordionist! :)

This one is in really good shape with the reeds and leathers and wax all being intact. Looks like it will be a good addition to my accordion family. One can never have too many accordions, you know.
 

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The magnante la tosca I believe is the model called eldorado. It is a double tone chamber high end accordion. I've seen magnante pictures of him with it and of course excelsiors. I think there was an actual line of accordions called magnante as well that were of high quality too.
 

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trek4fr said:
Landro, an accordion-playing friend of mine told me yesterday that he thinks that Sonola made the accordion. I found another model of a Gretsch La Tosca that was set up for jazz and it had a Sonola ID. Gretsch nowadays is known for their guitars and drums. But they seem to have had a good reputation at one time for their accordions. I found a couple of pictures of Charles Magnante playing a higher end model of a La Tosca. Now THERE is an accordionist! :)

This one is in really good shape with the reeds and leathers and wax all being intact. Looks like it will be a good addition to my accordion family. One can never have too many accordions, you know.

It sure looks good. I`ve seen them up close before and I always liked that particular era La Tosca design. I recall they were well made.
 
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