Tagged: Accordina Dreux Maurer
March 23, 2017 at 8:37 pm #8749
My new Dreux Accordina arrived at Martin Maurer’s shop in Freiburg where it’s being tweeked and tuned. I should have it in a week or so!
Alder wood body, black buttons Do Sol Re etched, tuned 442/sec, mouthpiece Borel on the side w/ leather case.March 24, 2017 at 5:17 am #8757
Hello Jerry, I was looking at these the other day on Martins site. I would really like to know how you like it. Love the case.
Melodica-MeMarch 24, 2017 at 5:27 pm #8763
What a beauty!March 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm #8764
Yeah, the leather case is a lot more than the traditional luggage type case… at 195€, more than twice as much. But I like it, and this is a splurge, getting exactly what I wanted. Besides, I really hate carrying traditional cases. I can loop this one over my shoulder and it takes up less room in the overhead.
I got dimples on each row, for all C, G, and D buttons. Didn’t get white/black keys because all black looks cool and frankly I want to encourage playing this by touch only.
We’ll find out if learning C-Griff distracts me from the progress I’ve made on piano/Vibrandoneon over the past couple of years.March 24, 2017 at 5:43 pm #8765
Incidentally, the case on the Accordina itself is essentially a removable shell. So you can use it as a template to make it with whatever wood you want. Someday I’ll get a Koa shell built.
March 27, 2017 at 5:47 pm #8776
- This reply was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by Jerry Ballard.
Congratulations on your new accordion Jerry! It looks quite different from the Dreux Accordina I bought several years ago. More natural in wood, and those black buttons look fantastic. A Koa case would turn it into an indisputable mean machine.
Are you learning C-Griff from scratch? I spent a year practising my Accordina full time to see where it would get me. I got quite far, but decided to continue with keys (despite the mechanical disadvantage) because I’ve grown up with them, and wondered if I could ever have the same connection with buttonsMarch 28, 2017 at 12:40 am #8777
I had a c-griff Vibrandoneon a few years back that I stupidly sold. I know the layout and know the theory. The plan is to methodically get the tools under my fingers by feel.
But yes, I am concerned about getting too distracted from my keyboard work, both Vibrandoneon and piano.April 4, 2017 at 5:02 pm #8788
Beautiful instrument. I admit my almost total ignorance of chromatic button tuning. Are the three rows of accordina buttons the outside rows on an accordion, the inside, or something else entirely?
May 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm #8875
- This reply was modified 8 months, 2 weeks ago by Shannon M.
Was your accordina a special order? I don’t see any wooden options on Marcel Dreux’s website.
JimMay 11, 2017 at 7:44 pm #8876
I just looked at Martin Maurer’s site and saw the accordina you ordered. I wonder how it sounds compared with the Marcel Drew accordinas with matel sides. Best wishes.
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