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Score this accordion brand (1- 5, five being excellent) and give us your opinion as well.

 

(1) Quality

(2) Sound

(3) Design

(4) Price

(5) Customer service provided

 

Anote esta marca de fábrica del acordión (1- 5, cinco es excelente) y dénos su opinión también.

 

(1) calidad

(2) sonido

(3) diseño

(4) Precio

(5) Servicio al cliente


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An important development to know about the Baffetti Tex-Mex is that they are now available with 34 buttons. It is a lightweight, compact 34 button box the same size as the 31 button Tex-Mex. Here's a picture of a couple of them.

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I agree with Glenn on his ratings for their quality, sound & volume and for value. As corny as it may sound, they've really restored my faith in current accordion builders. I haven't had direct contact with the company, so I can't really comment on their service.

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hey that black box is really really nice! i like it!

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I have 3 Baffetti Tex-Mex boxes, so you'd expect me to rate them highly.  And I do.  I agree with everything Glenn and Otoño said.  I'll try to add some information from my experience with them.

 

1) Quality - 5

 

The button mechanism is great.  Some have told me they think it's a little high and not soft enough for them, but I like it the way it is, very lively and responsive.  A local accordion shop owner opened mine up (the first Baffetti he'd seen) and was very impressed with the quality of the materials and construction.  He sells them now.  He said it has been a long time since he opened up a button box where the reeds were obviously handmade and where the wood work was so carefully done. Nothing is perfect though. I have done three repairs on the boxes in two and a half years, a blown out bellows gasket, a single reed that went out of tune, and a pallet that split and fell off. 

 

(2) Sound - 5

 

The handmade reeds are loud throughout their range, and they sound better after 2 years than they did new.  Baffetti tends to tune them very dry, but that has varied somewhat over the years.  The first one I bought is a little wetter than the second one, which is pretty much bone dry.  The third I had custom jazz tuned by Beltrami.  The dry tuning and handmade reeds tend to boost the treble overtones.  Some people like it, some don't.  I have had Gabbanelli players tell me it's the best sounding tuning they've heard, and others had other opinions.  Hohner players tend to find it too shrill and dry, but some like it.  I appreciate its pure, high quality tone which produces great single notes and clean chords, but on occasion, I would like it to be a little wetter with more deep end.  Sound is a matter of taste of course.  I think the grille and box design have a lot to do with projecting the strong sound.

 

(3) Design - 5

 

The box itself is easy to handle.  It really doesn't need any breaking in, except to age the reeds.  The celluloid is beautifully done as are the engraving and decorations.  It just feels good, a little heavier than a Hohner, about the same weight as a Gabb 101, maybe lighter.  The strap brackets are well-placed, the box balances well, and the straps don't rub on the bellows like some do.

 

(4) Price - 5

 

As said before, it is probably the highest quality available for the money.  A reasonable price and worth every penny.  And you get a nice hard shell case, or a high quality gig bag if you want it, a set of nice straps (wide or narrow, your choice), and your name engraved for free if you want.

 

(5) Customer service provided - 5

 

Baffetti is a great company to deal with.  Genuino Baffetti called me from Italy to answer some questions I had emailed him.  If you don't want engraving and decorations, they'll make it for you without it.  If you want your name on it, they'll do it, no extra charge.  You can get any celluloid/bellows/strap color combination you want.  They reimbursed me for the blown bellows gasket repair when I asked them to.  Once they sent me wide straps, which I didn't want and when I told them, they said keep those and we'll send you another pair, two-toned blue and black ones which they had custom made. The service is exemplary.  The average wait after my order has been 3 months.  Arrangements can be made for custom tuning. 

 

So, I highly recommend the Baffetti Tex-Mex; you can't go wrong buying a Baffetti!


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Hello,

 

I own the Latino Series two-tone.  It's a EAD/GCF.  Here my opinion:

 

(1) Quality = 5   My accordion tech. also opened up my box when I had it wet tuned and loved it.  He loves the symmetry of the components which he said makes it "very easy to work on".  He thought it was a very well built box.  I have had no problems and am a VERY happy camper

 

(2) Sound = 5  It has a deep rich sound.  The hand made reeds make it extra loud which makes it easy to perform with when the on stage monitoring is poor.

 

(3) Design = 5  I think the design is excellent but I've seen other accordion brands use the exact same grill, engraving..et(Candelas).  This is probably due to the same company being contracted to design for several manufacturers.

 

(4) Price = 5  I got mine from Karlos Landin from forums accordion sellers.  I got an exceptional price.  In my opinion Baffetti provides the best bang for my buck.

 

(5) Customer Service = 5+  Karlos has been great.  Five stars all the way.  If any one on the board is considering a Baffetti or Beltrami I have no hesitations on recommending Karlitos Way Accordions.  I'm through the process of getting a custom engraved fingerboard from Baffetti and Karlos has been very helpful.  Karlos I haven't had enough down time to get the fingerboard, you sent me, installed yet.  I'll send it to you soon though

 

I hope this helps!

 

Ricardo

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I agree about the grill.


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What is the difference between the Tex-Mex II anf the the Tex-Mex III?


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The Tex-Mex II has two sets of reeds and the Tex-Mex III has three.
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I just got my new Tex-Mex II 34 Button Dino Baffatti, Black with Gold.The best accordion I ever owned. And I have owned Gabbanelli ,Hohner, Weltmeister.I'll try to post pictures soon. I rate it 5 on everything price, Sound, customer service, Design,Quality.Handmade,very solid accordion..

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tengo una muy buena impresion de la D.BAFFETI pues es bastante bueno su sonido,asi como su presentacion.aki en monterrey he visto pocas,pero creo ke sea porque la raza no sabe de la marca,seria bueno se diera a conocer aca.

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I agree with Glenn, the Baffetti Tex Mex II is the "Italian Corona II". A very solid accordion. Worth it's weight in gold. I own a GCF Baffetti and am very pleased with it. If you are looking for a quality two reed box, this is the one to have.

 

1. QUALITY - 5 Top quality accordion. Celluloid, treble action, reed quality is outstanding. Comes with hard case and nice shoulder straps. Treble action is a bit stiff but loosens up with time. A "quality handmade instrument".

 

2. SOUND - 5 Incredibly loud reeds and get louder with time. Handmare reeds are the way to go and worth the additional few dollars.

 

 

3. DESIGN - 5 Nice simple design and not overdone with the decorations on the box. Beautiful celluloid colors to choose from . The "Joel Guzman red celluoid special" with brown straps is my preference. And now they are available in the 34 button design for those guys that want the high "C" note on the pull.

 

4. PRICE - 5 Very affordable accordion. You get what you pay for here. Just a few more dollars more than it's German "sister".  Worth the money for sure. A  box that you will keep for life.

 

5. CUSTOMER SERVICE - 5 plus Karlos Landin of Karlitos Way Accordions stands behind his accordions. You can order this accordion how you want it.

 

Highly recommend for any level of player. Great re-sale value too.

 

Bill Willard


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I dont have one but I have had the opportunity to pick at the buttons of one.

 

I rate it all 5's!!!!!


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I've played J,Avila's  Baffetti's, Both his traded in 31 button que anda rodando over at Ziggie's, Tiene what I would call a wet tuning, with smooth button action. And I was so impressed with the 34 button SWING Tuning that I want to get one if FBE.


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I own an EAD and have to agree with the above postings.  The best bang for your buck. 


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Where is the closest store one can try out a Baffetti if your from Houston? I keep hearing good things about this accordion.

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I believe Karlitos Accordions is the only distributor here in the states (Out of the Dallas Area) that I know of.  But if you want to try one and live in Houston, shoot me an email, maybe you can drop by the house and try mine. 


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Hey I'll tell you what LaloS if you work near my work:

Bld. #2

7077 Perimeter Park Drive

Houston, TX.

Bring your Baffetti and I'll buy lunch.



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Acordeonero, or anyone else. Is the tex-mex III like a corona III, vallenato "sound"?
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Luis, yeah, that's right... you can check out the specs on Baffetti's website:

http://www.baffetti-accordions.com/diatonic2.htm


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    DONDE HAY INFORMACION DE ESTAS PRECIOSAS CAJAS?

 

    SABEN SI FABRICA MODELOS PIANO?


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Hey LaloS hope you read this. I see you live in the Houston area. Ive been wanting to buy a Baffetti from Karlos. I see you offered a member from here to meet with you to check it out. Im from Houston and would like to check it out myself. If its O.K. with you shoot me an e-mail. agmcaballero@yahoo.com  Or you can just respond here in the forum. Thanx


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I am no pro on the box, Ive just picked up a Panther about 6 months ago.

 

But I Did get to play these beautiful boxes at the LA Gathering and at NAMM.

 

Great looking boxes and great sound too.

 

And they do come in Piano Gallo ( si las fabrican en Modelos de Piano o Teclas ).


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I own 2 5 switch custom made Baffetti Accordions (FA,SOL) and a third one in EAD coming soon!!  
well, where to start? I guess one word would describe a Baffetti Accordion---PERFECT!!

(5) Quality= These boxes are made by Mr. Baffetti himself in Italy using the highest quality materials found anywhere on accordions. Quality is not sacrificed as the keyboard is one of the softest i have ever experienced.

(5) Sound=These babies come with hand-made reeds. They are strong and sound loud!! Once you start breaking them in, they sound even better. They offer several tuning ranging from wet tuning( norteño), to jazz tuning, swing tuning (tejano) to dry tuning ( conjunto)

(5) Design= I just received my second CUSTOMIZED accordion and it is AWESOME!! I picked out all the details on it, button pattern, button color, bellow design, bellow colors, everything was customized to my exact specifications!! How is that for design!! If you need anything, you can contact Karlos Landin and he will help you out.

(5) Price= The prices are exceptional!! You get MORE than what you pay for! Quality is not sacrificed.

(5) Customer service provided= It has been a pleasure doing business with Karlos Landin. He is a very honest, humble person that offers excellent customer service.  He is considerate and understanding, (and patient ) and walked me through my first experience with purchasing my first Baffetti accordion (i'm already at 3 Baffetti's!!) Don't hesitate to contact him for any questions or concerns as i'm sure he will gladly help you out. Thanks Karlos and to many many many more years of business and friendship!   

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5  calidad excelente
5 sonido excelente
5 diseno original
5 precio  justo y rasonable
5 serbicio  al cliente  excelente karlos nos trato muy bien  grasias compadre que dios te bendiga

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I just got my tex mex and it's exactly what they say it is. I had tried Joel Guzman's boxes, and they really felt good. The only thing that worried me was the button height, Joels black fa box the buttons are high, but Karlos told me his was one of the first and they have made some modifications on them now. My box has the low buttons and a groove along the side of the finger board for your thumb, which is another mod they made. It's a hohner with all the stuff you love about the Italian made boxes.

Quality - is a 5- first class

Sound - a 5 -it has hand made reeds and swing tuning, It's loud and sounds really awesome. Some accordions like my Gabbiis tend to lose volume in the high keys, but  the Baffetti's are the same up & down the board.

Design - 5 -Their fit and finish is really good, and it has a real good feel and balance to it.

Price -5- I feel that Karlos of Karlitosway Accordions gave me an exceptionally good price. I called Gabbanelli and asked for a no switch, hand made reeds,and custom engraving on it and the price was about $3oo more.

Customer Service -5- I wish other accordion stores knew as much and enjoyed what they are doing as much a Karlos does. He answered all my questions and helped with the design, he's not pushy or like others who are rude and don't want to get out from behind the counter to answer your questions.   BOTTOM LINE .. if your in the market and are deciding between the big names Baffetti won't disappoint.  




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5  En calidad la piesa que compre esta echa ala perfecion amano, todo perfectamente pintado lineas,  adornos etc.

5 El sonido muy solido y sin vibracion, muy bbuena afinada 440/442.
5 El diseno pues el corner design muy original muy bonito.
5 El precio rasonable considerando que es de dos tonos el que compre, la verdad estos acordeones valen cada centavo pagado.
5 Quiero agradecer al Ceo de Karlitos Way accordions, muy atento y cordial.
Tiene mucho conocimiento sobre afinacion diseno y partes. Contesto todas mis preguntas sobre el producto Dino Baffetti.  Gracias!
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I am now a proud owner of a practically brand new Baffetti Tex-Mex II in SOL. After hearing glowing reviews of Baffetti accordions from Estevan of the Hometown Boys when he passed through these parts , I can humbly say that Baffetti is a 5 in Quality, a 5 in sound and 5 in design.   I actually prefer it over my Hohner Corona II Classic because of it's light weight, the large buttons and it's distinct, loud sound.

I have spoken With Karlos and he is always willing to answer any questions you might have. And when I save the money I will be ordering a 34 button Tex Mex II from him. 5 for customer service also. Price is comparable to other fine Italian accordions.



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so how and where do you order dino baffeti's? what do the prices range from?


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Mandale un mensaje a Karlitos way aqui en el foro.

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Karlitos, como nos comunicamos con tigo, para saber los precios de los acordiones


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If you guys can send Karlitos a private message he will reply pretty quick I was also curious and have been receiving information on Dino Baffetti accordions from him....
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Im gonna buy one

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I love my Baffetti 
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"I love my Baffetti
I will never go back to Gabby"

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(1) Quality: 5 stars all the way !! Smooth keyboard a very well built box period


(2) Sound:5 its very loud thru all the 5 switches master is super loud maybe and its getting louder maybe because of the handmade reeds? . I always get complimants on the sound of my box!


(3) Design: 5 they sure know how to make piano boxes i love mine i wish i could put more stars !! Very elegent beautiful the crafstmanship is just awesome! Black and red[wink]Not too flashy but man does it shine[smile] i got too choose everything on my accordion and got my last name engraved for free[smile]


(4) Price: i got the beast price ever on this box thanks to karlitos being a man of his word and standing behind it thank you again bro!!


(5) Customer service provided: 5 i got this accordion on march 18 2013. And 3 reeds have broken in diffrent occasions. a reed broke on my first gig i was a little disapointed but i was playing withouth speaker monitors the times my reeds broke. That was 6 months ago i bought some already and has been Playing awesome now no problems! Karlitos has always answed my calls and replaces my reeds no questions asked and their accordion tech is awesome too super cool guy!


Bottom line if your looking to buy a new box or looking into dino baffetti give karlos a call he knows his stuff and will answer all your questions and give u a good price![smile]


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