My brother-in-law ANDY RAMONIAC acquired an accordion and he’s trying to identify it. I suggested that I post the pictures here and harness the power of the “Lazyweb” — maybe someone out there can tell us what its make is.
Here’s what is known about the accordion:
- It has a two-octave piano keyboard and 12 bass buttons.
- It says “Made in Italy” on the back and “Castelfidardo” near the bass buttons, but that Italian city has a zillion accordion makers. You might as well go to a Chinese restaurant and ask for “the dish made with pork”.
- Below the “Made in Italy” marking is the number “123″, which appears to be a serial number.
- Andy thought it was a Fisitalia based on the name with the missing letters, but they told him that they’ve only been around 12 years, and this thing is visibly older.
Can you help ID this squeezebox? Any ideas, clues, hints or suggestions should be posted to the comments or sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.