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I am still desperately looking for someone to sell me a more-than-half-decent, lighter-than-a-sack-of-spuds, Bgriff CBA which they are prepared to pack up and post to Western Australia for less than the price of a vintage type35 Bugatti.
Any offers?
 

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Ffingers ,
How are you getting along with it?🤔
When you've got plenty of lemons...make lemonade!🙂👍
 
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The silence is deafening, mate.
It would appear that those who do have such a beastie are unwilling to let go of their pet squeezie.
To add to the angst, recent x-rays indicate that the "discomfort" (read agony) in my hands, arms, hips and knees is caused by well established osteo-arthritis.
Who'd have guessed?
But I maintain a reasonable degree of flexibility for all that, so I'll keep looking for a less hefty 'box and, now that the wet-and-windy Winter is setting in, open up the little East German Firotti and have a go at making it less painful on the ears.
Thanks for your thought :)
 

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Ffingers,
My sympathies about the mounting infirmities of age.
But you're far from alone: I too have been increasingly plagued by rheumatoid arthritis etc: it's a damned nuisance!
But we have to soldier on and do what we can😀
One of my accordions weighs 12 kg without its box. I can still lift it down from the 2 m tall wardrobe, where it lives.
Of course, I alternate it with some lighter instruments on different days!🙂
As Waldo says: "Press on!" 😁
In the meantime, you're not considering even if temporarily filling into with your excellent six row B griff CBA?🤔
 
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I have been keeping an eye on ebay for a b griff. I might as well be looking for a griffin...

Now, I don't mention digital accordions much (ever). But maybe a Roland FR4xb...


If you have reservations about accordions that are not traditional, I understand. I feel the same. But I would think as a second instrument it might be terrific fun.
 

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Yes, Walker - tempting, but out of my fiscal reach apart from me not really liking synthetic sounds.
But, should a decent secondhand one come my way... ;)
 

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Yes, Walker - tempting, but out of my fiscal reach apart from me not really liking synthetic sounds.
But, should a decent secondhand one come my way... ;)
You may even find a used fr1xb with plenty of buttons and a reasonable price. Yea, it's not an acoustic, but you may learn to appreciate the advantages it does have since you already have a fine acoustic. Ie, my fave - the volume knob.
 

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I recently shipped a Pigini converter from Minneapolis to Australia. The cost with DHL's 30% discount was still around USD 1,000. The buyer said that Australians are accustomed to paying a lot for shipping. Maybe there are cheaper alternatives.
 

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Yes, Skari, the "tyranny of distance" is still an overarching difficulty, especially if, like me, you chose to live in a rural district which is over 200 miles from the most isolated capital city in the developed world!
There are considerable compensations for doing so, though. :)
 

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"Maybe there are cheaper alternatives."
One that comes to mind is taking an overseas trip to select an accordion , leaving your luggage behind and bringing the accordion home as luggage instead: you have a 25 kg allowance.😄
Effectively, you have a $1 k discount on your fare🙂
 

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"Maybe there are cheaper alternatives."
One that comes to mind is taking an overseas trip to select an accordion , leaving your luggage behind and bringing the accordion home as luggage instead: you have a 25 kg allowance.😄
Effectively, you have a $1 k discount on your fare🙂
The only way to do this safely is to either book an extra seat for your accordion (very expensive from Australia, I imagine) or buy a bag like this to split the accordion so it can fit in the overhead storage. I would NOT put an accordion through hold luggage!

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