I was at my buddies house last night and after a rock jam session he pulled out a chromatic accordion, what a blast! We all tried it and laughed and laughed. I was hooked! Result...I picked up this old Conn 80 button today! It has "Made in Germany" imprinted on the back and "D.R.P" stamped inside of the bass apparatus box. Anyone have a guess on it's age and/or origin? My research found nothing about Conn coming from Germany, I imagine it was made by someone else for them? Its not great by a fair stretch, all the leather straps were blown out so I cobbled some temporary stuff (used old hardware and mounting holes) so I could try it out, seem pretty useable! All the keys work, middle c bass key is pretty banged on but really it sounds great! Even has most of it's rhinestones. I'm not sure this is the best rig to learn on, but I do think I'll keep it. If anyone has a idea or any info on age or value I'd appreciate your input! Thanks for stopping in, I'm looking forward to poking around here more as I advance my Accordionist career!