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Bill

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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #75 on: June 22, 2017, 08:46:28 AM »
I have just added a photo of a rather nice red Giustozzi 37-80 to the gallery. Photo from MikeK.
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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #76 on: June 22, 2017, 05:21:16 PM »
...super looking box...
...all the way from Luthermuir..

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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #77 on: June 22, 2017, 06:12:49 PM »
 Any information about this box is most welcome. 
All I know is that it  was made in Castelfidardo and I've been told has hand made reeds.Tuned BCC#.
 It is in wonderful condition(inside and outside). It has  a full length air bar which I struggle with.
I was always told to respect my elders but they're getting fewer in numbers.

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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #78 on: June 22, 2017, 08:46:24 PM »
once you have got used to a full length air bar you will feel lost without it
Roy.
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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #79 on: June 23, 2017, 11:25:12 PM »
once you have got used to a full length air bar you will feel lost without it
Roy.
Looks very nice.

Can say that I don't have a full length air bar and much as I like my Gaelic IVS I do curse the lack of a full length air bar. Only able to play in Ab on the basis that ins and outs are near enough equal so hardly need to use air bar. Can't understand why so many manufacturers made big 80 - 120 bass 3 rows where the bottom end of the big heavy stradella (and additional keys it should allow) lie unused (for me at least) due to the inability to reach the air bar.

Will get round to lengthening the air bar one of these days.

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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2017, 09:27:31 AM »
Mikek

Giustozzi is a very small (and friendly) firm. Maybe if you email them and ask if you can send the photo to them they might be able to tell you when they made it.

Agree that it looks a a really nice box. I think I saw it for sale recently  - is it musette tuned?

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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #81 on: June 24, 2017, 11:19:22 AM »
At the moment,it isn't musette tuned. I was told by an accordion repairer/tuner in Scotland,that it could be changed if some-one wanted it that way.The price for the job being quite reasonable.
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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #82 on: September 08, 2017, 03:57:41 PM »
Gordon Pattullo has kindly sent me two photos of boxes he has worked on and which were not already in the gallery. One is a very large Borsini 120 bass. The second is a bit of a mystery - it is badged "P Soprani" with what looks like stuck-on letters. While it looks to be a pretty decent Italian-made box, it doesn't look like an actual Paolo Soprani. Does anyone know anything about it? There was a thread on Melodeon.net a while ago about a 2-row 8 bass with exactly the same badging. It was a mystery there as well. I can't find the thread to refer to and compare the photos.

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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #83 on: December 22, 2017, 05:58:07 PM »
I have added a couple of photos which Brandon McPhee has kindly sent. One is of Shand Morino no.1, the first 46-key Shand Morino, from 1951. The other is of that box alongside Will Starr's famous 4-row Shand Morino. Both of these instruments are now in Brandon's care.

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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #84 on: December 24, 2017, 12:02:56 AM »
I have always presumed tat the first Shand Morino's were the 40button jobs. When was the 40 button first made?

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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #85 on: December 24, 2017, 09:15:54 AM »
I have always presumed tat the first Shand Morino's were the 40button jobs. When was the 40 button first made?

george
A unique black one about 1958, and the red 40 key ones from 1960. See ”Observations of a Shand Morino player” by Roy Magna, as definitive a history of the Shand Morino as there is likely to be. The unique 40 key “Hohner Special” made for Jimmy Shand in 1939 was a different design from the 1951– onwards Shand Morinos.
There is also a link to Roy's article from the Home page of this website, in the 'Articles' section.

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Re: Photo Gallery
« Reply #86 on: February 05, 2018, 01:52:18 PM »
Noticed on Gumtree recently - a Super Salas 80-bass different from the one already on the Gallery. This one has 34 treble and a lever behind the keyboard to select 3 or 4 voices. Its owner S Carson has kindly given permission for a photo to be uploaded to the Gallery. This instrument is currently lodged for sale at Scayles Music, Edinburgh.