Paul Beuscher accordina  A.BOREL
Paul Beuscher accordina A.BOREL

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Audiofanzine FR 11/03/2008

Paul Beuscher accordina A.BOREL : Audiofanzine FR's user review

5

(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:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwlEqITj6dY