it is a shame when music store "professionals" pretend to be
knowledgeable rather than simply admitting they don't know
(but will help you find out if they can)
deceptive practices are still widely used in
our niche (accordions) particularly
but the customers want to believe in the myths,
so they are part of the problem too...
it has been at least... what... 45 years now since
the Scandalli name actually physically meant something
that was actually connected to a factory, or an owner,
who had any stake in supporting their well earned reputation
instead, the brand name and it's famous models have been raped
to within an inch of their lives by a multitude of "owners"
or companies that secured name rights for a time
but the general public prefers the myth.. being unable to actually
tell the difference when they play a real Scandalli,
vs something that looks like a scandalli
there is a "real" scandalli just came up on the NewYork Craigslist
(Long Island) for $1000
it is an incredible bargain (for a professional or
someone with discerning tastes)
but it is old.. ugly.. heavy.. and it has no "cachet"
compared to the new ones marketed around the corner
all shiny and looking like Super Sixes
really, it is sad
oh Ike i recall your serious tuning experiments and perfection
through the years...
was telling a young fella about you just last Saturday
at the acc club meeting... he is a huge afficionado of old
tunings and old reed instruments (including accordions)
and has studied and thought on it much.. including the
old Pipe Organs and Harpsichords and Bach and eye yi yi
barely could hold up my end of the conversation !
he brought a small portable reed organ he had repaired
to the meeting and played it for us.. was like something
a traveling Preacher must have had in the old West times.
yes, a company like Zildjan (cymbals) is rare to have
held itself true to its history and family growing into
it for generations all seeking improvement and to add to
the reputation.. Martin Guitars is another..
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