Finally found an instrument NAD



Finally found an instrument NAD

Postby cat » Tue May 09, 2017 7:59 pm

I've been seeking one (small Italian) for several years. I love the sound and feel of my Pancordian, but I can barely play it sitting, much less standing - the bass side is just too heavy for me. I'm used to the agility of diatonic button accordians, and found playing a 72-bass PA was the way to go (but not the sound of my Arietta). I'd been making do with a little 32-bass Paolo S as I've been searching. Well I'm always a day late and a dollar short for those nice small Italian boxes, so I got a small jr size 120 bass GEM - seems like the same size keyboard as my other smalls, and of course much lighter than my big heavy. Yay :D

Found a pic online - looks identical - https://reverb.com/au/item/2028756-gem- ... earl-white

*Ah, I see this ad lists the box from my area - so this must be my very one
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Re: Finally found an instrument NAD

Postby Glenn » Tue May 09, 2017 8:20 pm

Congratulations. Enjoy your new baby.


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Re: Finally found an instrument NAD

Postby Soulsaver » Wed May 10, 2017 11:39 am

I absolutely love those retro looks.. beauty!
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Re: Finally found an instrument NAD

Postby cat » Wed May 10, 2017 3:30 pm

Thank you. I'm really enjoying it. I traded my Arietta in for it, so as not to acquire more instruments (already have 'too many').
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Re: Finally found an instrument NAD

Postby JerryPH » Thu May 11, 2017 8:43 am

Congrats!!!
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Re: Finally found an instrument NAD

Postby EMan » Fri May 12, 2017 11:28 am

Congratulations on your new box. As an aside, do you know who makes the "Gem" ?
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Re: Finally found an instrument NAD

Postby cat » Fri May 12, 2017 1:51 pm

EMan wrote:Congratulations on your new box. As an aside, do you know who makes the "Gem" ?


I've heard - Ferrari. It bears a "Made by..." impression (there's a good photo of it in the above link), but I'm not sure what it says ("Jam - erri"?)
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Re: Finally found an instrument NAD

Postby nagant27 » Tue May 16, 2017 12:16 pm

I am guessing here and Im sure others will know better than I do, but looks similar to a Morbidoni made accordion. That's my guess, and they are very well made, good accordions.
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Re: Finally found an instrument NAD

Postby Soulsaver » Tue May 16, 2017 12:54 pm

cat wrote:
EMan wrote:Congratulations on your new box. As an aside, do you know who makes the "Gem" ?


I've heard - Ferrari. It bears a "Made by..." impression (there's a good photo of it in the above link), but I'm not sure what it says ("Jam - erri"?)


I can't make it out... but the 'J' you say, I think looks like a G clef with the top slightly concealed by the other print.
So here's your starter, G...
gem.jpg
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Re: Finally found an instrument NAD

Postby cat » Sat May 20, 2017 4:23 am

:) Yes I have no idea what to make of the label. I assumed you all would know off your cuff - with all the erudite members here. Well it's a nice responsive little accordian and very easy to play standing.
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