Yup, that's who I am today! Checking in from the Detroit, Michigan area. I happened upon a great condition 90's-00's era Gus Zoppi LM 41/120 early this year and dove right in. Learned a lot about the historical accordion scene in Detroit from old documents/sheet music in cases and nameplate badges on old accordions while browsing pawn shops extensively across the Metro area. I'm only 5 minutes' drive from Castiglione showroom too! I've been learning some simpler folk tunes, translating jazz standards to the left hand bass on accordion, and just playing around like its a bagpipe sometimes (amazing grace, etc). Glad to have found this forum with GLOBAL sources of inspiration and information. Cheers, and good playing to you all!