Can anyone tell me about a 3apr2 accordion please



Can anyone tell me about a 3apr2 accordion please

Postby sedgers99 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:18 pm

Hi guys, newbie here and I have a nice looking, I think Eastern European, accordion and just wondered what it was, where it was from and is it old or modern?
Appreciate any info that you guys might be able to give on its origin and any guesses on value also appreciated. Its unusual to me as it has 5 tone (Don't know if that is what they are called) buttons on the treble side of the keyboard. 37 treble keys and 80 Bass, nice sound but these tone keys change the sound a fair bit.
Thank you to everyone in advance,
Kevin
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Re: Can anyone tell me about a 3apr2 accordion please

Postby Morne » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:01 pm

You probably mean "Zarya 2" (ЗАРЯ 2). It looks to be a Soviet-era piano accordion, so it's likely not going to be considered a very good instrument and consequently won't be worth much. They bayans they made at the time were good, but the piano accordions not so much. If you look on the Russian classifieds site Avito you'll see these going for the equivalent of roughly $50 - $200 (and that doesn't even mean it's realistic).

Here are some more pictures: https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=% ... s&tbm=isch

Those 5 register switches indicate that it has 3 different reed sets in the right hand (LMM). On some of the photos you can see this by the dots on the switches.

There seems to a be a rough consensus that these accordions are worse compared to a similar Weltmeister, like the Stella.

If you want to have a go at badly translated forum posts about this instrument:
https://translate.google.com/translate? ... rev=search
https://translate.google.com/translate? ... rev=search
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Re: Can anyone tell me about a 3apr2 accordion please

Postby sedgers99 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:02 am

Morne, many thanks for so much info. Some guy brought it into me and I had no clue, so all that info is great to give back to him and at least he knows what he has
Thanks again
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