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Hilly

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Hi. I just became a member of this group and so far the only accordion I own is a toy Baronelli. Just 9 keys and two bass keys. I have a birthday coming up and I want to get a decent accordion to get started. I’m pleased with how it’s going on the small one but I need a full size instrument. Does anyone have any suggestions on a starter accordion?
 

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Hi and welcome Hilly,
It's always dangerous to give advice as tastes vary, opinions vary, needs vary and things go wrong!πŸ˜…
You also need to decide whether piano accordion or chromatic button accordion.
However, my suggestion would be a used, Italian made*, three or four voice piano accordion 41/120 in good working and acceptable aesthetic condition. Preferably with straps and carry case included. I do recommend trying before buying. Some vendors allow say up to a month's rental before commitment to purchase, with the rental fully included in the purchase price. πŸ™‚
There seem to be several sources of used accordions in your general locality listed on Google : check them out! πŸ™‚
(*Actually made in Italy, not just with an Italian sounding name but made elsewhere, eg China)
 
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Hi and welcome Hilly,
It's always dangerous to give advice as tastes vary, opinions vary, needs vary and things go wrong!πŸ˜…
You also need to decide whether piano accordion or chromatic button accordion.
However, my suggestion would be a used, Italian made*, three or four voice piano accordion 41/120 in good working and acceptable aesthetic condition. Preferably with straps and carry case included. I do recommend trying before buying. Some vendors allow say up to a month's rental before commitment to purchase, with the rental fully included in the purchase price. πŸ™‚
There seem to be several sources of used accordions in your general locality listed on Google : check them out! πŸ™‚
(*Actually made in Italy, not just with an Italian sounding name but made elsewhere, eg China)
I’m looking to buy a Diatonic Button Accordion preferably AD or DG. Thanks for the advice.
 

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People on this board are always helpful, but the far majority here plays a chromatic accordion (piano or button keyboard), not diatonic. You may get more advice on the melodeon.net forum dedicated to diatonic instruments.
 

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