Information Royal standard accordion



Information Royal standard accordion

Postby Dadsaccordion » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:51 pm

Hi all, looking to find out info about my fathers accordion, it is a royal standard, with only buttons to play it. My father passed away in 1984, not sure but think he was passed it down from his father. I have looked on various websites but haven't seen one similar, I estimate its 80ish years old, how can I find out more about it? Also some of the buttons are missing and need repaired or replaced where could I have this done? I live by Glasgow airport, however also regularly in the Warrington area.
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Re: Information Royal standard accordion

Postby Nuuksu » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:36 pm

Royal Standard east-germany accordion brand, it was made in Klingenthal, in same place where Weltmeister was made. Royal Standard and Weltmeister were two brands of accordions from east-germany which top models were considered quite acceptable instruments. Their cheaper instruments were medicore, Royal standard cheaper ones were better than Weltmeister cheaper ones. Nowdays only Weltmeister is in production but I don't know do they manufacture it still in Klingenthal. Picture from Your intrument would help.

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Postby Dadsaccordion » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:56 pm

Hi Nuuksu , thanks for your reply. I have pictures but can't seem to attach them. How do I go about adding then to the post ?
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Re: Information Royal standard accordion

Postby Nuuksu » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:58 pm

If You look, there is "Upload attachement" tab below message box.
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Postby Dadsaccordion » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:32 pm

Trying to find message box lol
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Re: Information Royal standard accordion

Postby Nuuksu » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:08 pm

Message box, maybe text box is better, is that one what You get if You press post reply.

UPDATE: There is better guide in here viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4428
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Re: Information Royal standard accordion

Postby Dadsaccordion » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:25 pm

Hi Nuuksu think I've managed to attach an image. Not so clever on Internet.
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Re: Information Royal standard accordion

Postby Nuuksu » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:19 pm

It is old CBA, certainly from 40's maybe even older but certainly not from 60's. My first accordion teacher had Weltmeister from 30's or 40's which has brass reeds, it was quite heavy instrument. When I first tried CBA it was C system Firoti from some era. Picture isn't very good but I managed to find similar Royal Standard PA's from net. Some were sold on eBay. If I see correctly(?) it has seven bass rows, 140 basses.

One thing is sure, if You wish to play it it needs some work. I believe that its overall quality is quite good, similar to Hohner's from same era. Later East-German instruments were produced from cheaper materials and I haven't seen any later model with pearl/celluloid buttons/keys, of course instruments themselves were coated with celluloid, but buttons/keys were made from some weird and soft plastic. We call this plastic "hapupiima plastik" in estonia, it means sour milk plastic in english :D It was called it because keys weared very easily and were very soft and prone to break.

UPDATE: It may sound something similar to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1v898gXmPs or this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hbzR0KhJes
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Re: Information Royal standard accordion

Postby Dadsaccordion » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi Nuuksu thanks for your information, just have to find out where I can get it restored and how much. Attached is another picture and I'll send another 2. Yes it has 140 basses. And yes it is heavy, my father was only 4ft10ins due to a childhood accident, it was like he was hidden behind it lol. He never read music but could follow anyone singing after a few lines. Many a Scottish song played on it on holidays and the new year, fond memories.
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Postby Dadsaccordion » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:19 pm

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