December 9th, 2005

accordion santa

the travelling library

Hey! It's occurred to me that a bunch of you are probably going to be doing some traveling over the next few weeks, and also that I have a bunch of books on tape that I've already listened to. So if anyone in the greater Providence area wants to borrow any of these, let me know and we'll arrange the transfer:

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accordion advice requested

I mentioned to my mother tonight that I wanted to buy an accordion next year, and she became very enthusiastic about buying me an accordion RIGHT NOW for Christmas, which is a pretty good deal!

So I told her I would do some research, and as there are a surprising number of accordion players on my 'friends' list, I thought I would ask your advice first. I haven't played one before (apart from fiddling around with plorkwort's a little in Boston once).

The one music store around that I know has some accordions is this place: so if those prices seem reasonable, and if any of those are accordions that I potentially should actually buy, then I might do that.

More generally, I'm wondering what I should look for in an accordion, if it's better to buy used or new, how much I should expect to pay to get a decent one, and, you know, questions like that.