Paul Beuscher accordina A.BOREL user reviews
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- Overall Opinion
- (Originally written by wphantom/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I had been dreaming about it for 10 years... it's been 3 weeks since I own it.
This instrument from the 40's-60's has completely disappeared. It became the ghost of numerous attics...
Until the excellent jazz accordionist Richard Galliano started using it on his albums...
Since then every accordionist, saxophonist, flutist, etc. wants to play it...
And the prices increased rapidly.
The brand Borel / Beuscher hasn't produced a single accordina for a long time.
Nowadays I believe there are only two French artisans who produce this instrument.
Laurent JARRY builds very nice wood accordinas.
Marcel Dreux started building Borel clones but he has been implementing improvements suggested by his customers. Most parts of those accordinas are compatible with Borel's and thus allow you to restore them.
I uploaded two short videos of the instrument to youtube:
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Inherited a grandpa, who played the harmonica postwar state nickel, vintage intrument very interesting to handle. Note 10/10
What is so special that you love the most, least?
most: the exact sound of accordion arrangements when playing 9/10
the least: handling-learning: 5/10. Perfect when we already know to play the button accordion (which is not my case), downright complicated to learn when you're used to keyboards and synthesizers, because we do not see what key (such as the accordion, anyway? a particularly sharp to learn).
As is clearly an instrument designed for accordionists, the inventor has reproduced the lateral position of the keyboard looked at his right hand, but it is very detrimental to the harmonica, other potential clients, and for the rest of the world, which could have be tempted to try. (And who has not actually seen the belly of the craft business, despite the big machine paul Beucher).
Too bad I have not a high end version keyboard and piano!
But hey, as is the type of instrument that hardly anyone knows and, a fortiori, can not teach you the clearance of land required is self-taught, and proves to sum all rather funny.
How would you rate the quality / price? excellent in my case, since I inherited ^ ^
With experience, you do again this choice? I would choose the same Grandpa, but with a pipe in a better position! lol!