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the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by Stephen » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:20 pm

The accordion maker Bonifassi with the latest model of the mini CBA line:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ObSdkSZEg
Bella Ciao joué avec le Bonifassi modèle Baby

31 notes treble and 50 (? I can see 5 rows x 10 or a total of 50) basses
That's a lot of notes in a tiny box.

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by maugein96 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:50 pm

Stephen wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:20 pm
The accordion maker Bonifassi with the latest model of the mini CBA line:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ObSdkSZEg
Bella Ciao joué avec le Bonifassi modèle Baby

31 notes treble and 50 (? I can see 5 rows x 10 or a total of 50) basses
That's a lot of notes in a tiny box.
Quite something, but Stephane Bonifassi could get a decent sound out of just about anything with buttons on it, even an old pair of trousers with a button fly!

Check out Manu Maugain in this clip playing Paloma on a little Cadence accordion (starts at 2.16)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwiPsPX5ROM

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by Krikri » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:06 am

That bonifassi mini cba is really cute!

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by WaldoW » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:23 am

Any idea how much these cost?

Here's another option: http://www.accordeon-thierryb.fr/nouvea ... 1-touches/

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by maugein96 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:32 pm

WaldoW wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:23 am
Any idea how much these cost?

Here's another option: http://www.accordeon-thierryb.fr/nouvea ... 1-touches/
Hi Waldo,

Would expect even the most simple of them to be at least 1500 Euros, and French made accordions have always had the reputation for being a lot dearer than their Italian made equivalents.

As an example, I have a Maugein Mini Sonora which would cost about 12000 Euros to replace (I paid 4000 Euros for it used) about 20 years ago, and they still make the same model.

If I were to replace it with an Italian made instrument like a Piermaria, or Mengascini, then I could probably save 4000 Euros on the new price compared to the Maugein. OK, it wouldn't be a Maugein, but 4000 Euros is a big saving for an amateur player. When I bought the Maugein I still had high hopes of being able to play it properly, but the realisation eventually dawned.

FWIW you can't even buy a little Chinese made Hohner Nova 80 bass Fun Light in France for under 2000 Euros, and the sound quality on those is not that great. I know because I bought a new one (unseen) from a guy over your side and saved a few hundred dollars. I was looking for a lighter instrument, and certainly got one. I need to keep weights tied to it to stop it floating away!

The firm in this link, Cadence, from the Périgord, have made the odd novelty mini accordion, but they don't have them listed in their catalogue.

http://accordeoncadence.fr/fr-gammes.html

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by Stephen » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:13 pm

The Cadence mini CBA made for Manu Maugain, the Bonifassi mini CBA, the Maugein Marionito, the Thierry Benetoux Snooopi CBA models, etcetera
I hope they can seduce the 3 - 8 years accordion starters, and the travelers or buskers.
Maybe these mini CBAs can find their way to the Central and Latin American accordion aficionados.

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by maugein96 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:22 pm

Stephen wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Maybe these mini CBAs can find their way to the Central and Latin American accordion aficionados.
They've got the PA version all ready to go. Apparently it's just a matter of buying one for $40 in the US and getting it over a wall! I've a cousin in California whose wife is Mexican, and it's looking like they may be interested! They're just waiting to see how far you can throw one before they get their money out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMw7YplUbAM

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by Stephen » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:24 pm

If these Chinese toy mini accordions can lure the masses into accordion playing, why not.
As you say they can upgrade and invest their money later.

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by maugein96 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:40 pm

Finally watched the whole video through. Cheapskate bought a used one! Hope he never had to spend a fortune refurbishing it!

When I bought my first box I was told to buy the dearest one I could afford, as it wasn't easy to play and a cheap one would probably end up lying under the bed. Buying a dear one would be likely to ensure I gave it my best shot.

Ended up having to go and buy more beds, as I've now got 4 accordions and seldom play any of them!

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by Stephen » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:50 pm

The Bonifassi mini CBA "Euterpe" gets lots of publicity with young Madlyn's videos and shows.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEvwo7vkalY
Madlyn 9 ans - Accordéon prodige - LITTLE BIG STARS 2018 - C8

Madlyn performing with orchestra in the Panthéon in Paris, and in a TV show.

This is the pink coloured Euterpe model for girls (3,9 kg , with 60 basses):
http://accordeon-bonifassi.fr/index.php ... 95-Euterpe

I haven't found the "baby" Bonifassi model on Stéphane Bonifassi's official website.
I'd like to learn more about the dimensions in cm, the net weight in kg of this latest "baby" Bonifassi CBA.

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by OuijaBoard » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:33 pm

There is the Brandoni 181W, a very nice 60bass.

For whatever reason, the chroma makers have been much slower off the mark to give us high-quality compact CBAs with at least 4 rows. Unlike the PA makers who really have finally been "getting it" the last couple/few years, that high quality build and reeds are not only for the big monsters.

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Re: the latest Bonifassi mini CBA

Post by Stephen » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:52 am

I received some information about the latest mini CBA Bonifassi.
The net weight is 2,7 kg.
Dimensions are 22 cm x 13,5 cm

The treble side is 1 voice, the bass side is 2 voices.
31 notes with 50 standard basses.

The prototype is 3 rows, but it will be available in 3 or 4 rows.
Choice of colours, bellows, decoration, etc is at customer's request.

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