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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:51 pm 
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Well I never play my Borel Accordina. These are the original thing manufactured in the 1950s by Borel himself and marketed under Buescher. These are smaller in cross section and lighter in weight than all of the other modern made Accordinas such as by Dreux. These are also the only ones that have the swiveling side plates that help produce a wah-wah effect. These also have Brass reeds, recently cleaned and rewaxed by Michael Arralde in Kent WA. These have a slightly more harmonica-y sound but are also much more responsive than the Binchi stainless reeds used in the ones made today. Much much more sensitive. The leather strap and the water key could use some servicing which I will get around to. Comes with the original case. I am asking $1500 plus insured shipping for it firm. This is about what I have into it and what the new ones cost. There were a few that went for much cheaper recently but I have found that any free reed instrument purchased on eBay or Craigslist is going to require 2X - 10X its purchase cost to be restored to full playability. This one has had all of that done and it was a hardly played English specimen that I purchased from Tony Bingham for $980. PM or email me if interested and we'll talk.

Casey Burns

38 Years as a Flute Maker!
Coming Soon: An Ergonomic Low G flute!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:59 am 

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Location: Somerset, UK
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I appreciate this post was a long time ago...but is it still for sale? I've always wanted an accordina. Is it C system or B system?

Instruments: Saltarelle Bourroche CBA (C system)
Music: mainly Irish, but also some Scottish / English / French

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