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twinb1201, Appraiser, Researcher
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
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Experience:  Classically trained musician with more than 20 years experience appraising musical instruments.
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I have a scandalli piano accordion model.684\24 made in

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I have a scandalli piano accordion model.684\24 made in itaiy what would its valve be please.
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Customer: scandalli model684\24 price pls
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Customer: it has 13 buttons to make sounds like the violin,organ,piccolo ets
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 2 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help. I've been an appraiser of musical instruments for 28 years, and am the President of the Association of Online Appraisers.

In order to give you an accurate appraisal, I need to see your accordion. Please upload clear photos at your convenience. Here is some help with that:

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You can email the pictures to***@******.***, and ask them to forward the pictures to me. You must tell them the pictures are for the Antiques category, and give them your user name and mine, which is Judith-on-Antiques. It is important for you to send the email from the address with which you registered at Just Answer. If you are sending them from a phone, you must put the original email address in the text.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I cant get a photo for you
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 2 months ago.

Hi again,

Nice looking horse!

Let's see what I can tell you without a picture:

There is a very wide range of values for the Scandalli accordions. Yours is a very good mid-range piano style accordion. If it is in excellent cosmetic and playing condition, the retail or replacement value is approximately AU$2,000.00 - AU$2,500.00. This is the amount for which the accordion should be insured.The fair market (private sale or auction) value, for resale as a private party is AU$800.00 to AU$1,000.00. The replacement value is higher because that is what these accordions are being priced at in music shops with guarantees of quality and condition. The fair market value is the amount that private people are actually selling the accordion for on the secondary market, as-is with no guarantees.

I do hope this helps you! Please let me know if you'd like me to explain or expand on any of the above, I would be glad to.

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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 2 months ago.


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