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New Swiss accordion model

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The Swiss makers from the Akkordeonwerkstatt in Rorschach have made a new accordion, the Passepartout or Paspartu.

A 60 bass in CBA or PA, with or without converter.
3,5 kg
 
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I'm adding the hyperlink to this ultralight "Paspartu" model:
http://www.akkordeonwerkstatt.ch/paspartu.htm

They used multiplex or plywood (Sperrholz) for this accordion model.
I think the PA and CBA are relatively new makes from this Swiss manufacture.

I haven't found an online video demonstration of this model yet.
 

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Thank you for this information. I wonder what the price and availability will be.
 
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I have the impression they are not really interested in attracting much attention and want to keep their business low profile and local around Rorschach. There are no videos on their website with demos of the squeezeboxes.
Their website say they are into special accordion makes/orders, and they invite people to visit the workplace in Rorschach, Switzerland.

The contact details (phone number, email adress and postal adress) are on the website.

In the Swiss press they are nicknamed accordion-philosophers, and have no desire for mass produced accordions ("Keine Lust auf Massenproduktion")
 

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I'm adding the hyperlink to this ultralight "Paspartu" model:
http://www.akkordeonwerkstatt.ch/paspartu.htm

They used multiplex or plywood (Sperrholz) for this accordion model.
I think the PA and CBA are relatively new makes from this Swiss manufacture.

I haven't found an online video demonstration of this model yet.

Their German is remarkably clear and straightforward. Their workshop course is intriguing. (330 Euros, 400 US dollars). Sounds like a field trip for Prof Dr. Paul de Bra.
 

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Their German is remarkably clear and straightforward.

Is that unusual in a German speaker, or do you suppose they are not native speakers? I know jokes are made about the structure of German sentences.

The kits have prices attached, but not super clear on what remains to be done by the purchaser. The sides appear to be separate orders, together 2300 Fr. for a 60 bass 31 note CBA. Comes with a tuning kit.
 

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I am not fluent in any language, including my own. A long time ago, I felt comfortable reading 18th and 17th century German, but those brain cells have gone on their own travels. Formal German directly parallels the structure of Latin verb forms and noun declinations. I have in the last couple years had to deal with articles written in "academic" German. These people should be locked up in the same room with the same people that write in "academic" English and negotiate for a potty break.

What I tried to convey in my previous remarks is that the writers for this particular website obviously took care in structuring their work in straightforward language.
 

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Here I thought that couldn't be right, because Latin doesn't depend on word order, where German does. But looking it up, I find that German does not depend on word order, so much as English does anyway. The example that was presented: Cäsar besiegte Pompejus - from which apparently it isn't possible to definitely say who defeated who. You'd have to consult the original Latin, where case inflection would tell the tale (Caesar defeated Pompey), or English where word order counts.
 

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In the Swiss press they are nicknamed accordion-philosophers, and have no desire for mass produced accordions ("Keine Lust auf Massenproduktion")

I like their philosophy you posted, to "try to build the soul of their customers into the instruments." A challenging goal. Thanks!
 

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