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What does anyone know about the following brands of accordions: Bonetti, Rossetti, RS Berkeley, RMM/USA. Are they all cheap or are any good for beginners?
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to me i think there good but if u can try and get a hohner panther?

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Javie is right about Panthers/I had 3 and were excellent.  Everybody is afraid of the Chinese Accordions because they are considered inferior. I believe the same way. I have a Chinese Accordion in "G". Everything works, doesn't escape air and I think it's in a very good condition. It has weak straps/no case.
 
I can let you have this one for $250.00 which includes shipping. Money back guaranteed, within a reasonable time; however you have to pay the shipping back and I shall return your $250.00/can't go wrong with that.  Chuco

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Thanks but i just bought a hohner panther for 300 barely used. So im going to start with that!
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enjoy. any accordion is always better than no accordion
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FERNANDO, congratulations. You did well, as I said, Panthers can't be beat for starters. Wish you the best and hope you learn it well and very soon. Take care, Chuco 


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Hey thanks Chuco, hey if you dont mind I'll probably be asking you for alot of advice! I have always listened to norteno and tejano music growing up. I was born and raised in west texas listening to this type of music...I love it!  And just recently I had a crazy idea...hey what if I learn how to play the accordion.....Yeah I know crazy!  But the fact is I love the sound of it and I have a 2 year old son and I would love for him to learn the accordion also at a young age....So for whatever advice you have for me I will appreciate it alot....Alot of people have told me that I'm crazy cause the accordion is one of the hardest instruments to learn, but I'm motivated and willing to learn so I think I can do it!!!!!!  Like I said Chuco thanks and now I just wait for my Hohner to come in the mail to start practicing!!!

P.S.- This website is the best!!  Thanks everyone for being team players and helping each other out....cause thats what I'm going to need when I get my new toy!!

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ONLY PROBLEM WITH PANTHERS THEY ONLY COME IN GCF,AND IN SOME POINT YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WANNA PLAY IN THE SAME KEY YOUR FAVORITE GROUS PLAY AND YOU WILL FEEL THAT YOU WANT MORE...I AM IN THAT SITUATION RIGHT NOW, BUT I AM NOT READY YET TO UPGRADE TO A MORE EXPENSIVE ONE..SO I AM THINKING TO GET A CHEAP ONE TO TRY IT....

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well my opinion is they are not cheap accordions.  they are just beginners.  because as you all guys know alot of people like the accordions but when they start to learn it alot of people give up... REAL EASY... So my opinion is that if you are starting to play get on of this accordions just in case... Down here in the valley of texas those accordions  you find them in all the pawn shops NOT KIDDING BELIEVE ME... my opionion thank you and god bless you all


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i have played with several "inferior" brand accordions majority of these are chinese made accordions, and although i personaly play on hohner and cantabellas i really do not see a problem for beginers learning on the "inferior" brand accordions. aside from a lower sound projection these boxes are excellent for learning scales, chords etc. alot of beginers like to buy expensive boxes and give up after a few weeks. at a couple hundred buks per accordion i think they are a good deal. my advise learn to play on what ever accordion you can get your hands on. the important thing is to nurish that pasion for the accordion

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Is fever a cheap brand????
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I've had an RS Berkeley FBbEb accordion for about 5 months now. At the time on Ebay it cost me $240 with shipping included and a good case and pretty worthless straps. I have broken 2 reeds on it since then, but this is because I play very hard.

In my opinion the outer portion of the Berkeleys are very similar to the Hohners and better than the Panthers as you can easily scratch up/dent the Panthers. I believe overall the Panthers are better, but for those with limited funds or who are looking for more than a GCF accordion I would recommend the RS Berkeley's as they come in EAD/FBbEb.

I had a Rossetti 3 switch EAD. It was a pretty worthless box so much so that I didn't even try to resell it....I just gave it away to a friend of mine. The reeds have poor volume and the button action is HORRIBLE BEYOND words. It's just waaaaaaaaaaay too stiff. They look nice, but that's about it. They also make a loud tapping noise which you can hear on youtube videos of people playing these.

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cantabella 75o try it
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Oye Capullo, where do they sell those?

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You get what you pay for. A good German or Italian accordion will last you for years. Buy cheap and that is what you will get, a cheap accordion. Or you can buy a Roland reedless accordion though they are not quite the same being electronic..

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I completely agree. You get whay u pay for. For first time beginners n e thing will do but id personally just pay an extra hundred bucks and get a panther. At least with a panther it sorta has the feeling of the chinese made hohner corona ll. As u progress upgrade to a classic or xtreme, the wooden fingerboard does make a huge difference. Thats just me though, ive always been a hohner kinda guy . Im sure ur enjoying ur panther.
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I'm a beginner accordion player and bought me a brand new Bonetti GCF. It was 280 on ebay and came with case, straps. So far I like it and it was good for the price. Just what i wanted to start out.

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The RMM/USA was made by Hans Braun who was a Weltmeister wholesaler back in the day.
I had a little input on the building of these and can tell you a bit about them.

 The body of the instrument was produced in China, but the reeds and blocks are the same as the ones that are in the Weltmeister 509, so they are basically the same as a panther. The buttons are like the ones on the french style, sometimes called "mushroom buttons" I like them better but they are not common on Norteno style accordions but are very common in Europe.

They were well built and adjusted, I believe Weltmeister reed blocks will drop in so changing keys is no problem I have reed set in many keys at my shop.

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