Buying a used accordion can prove to be challenging, especially for those who do not have experience dealing with musical instruments. Do not go with the exterior looks of the accordion because most of the used instruments have interior and unseen problems. Check it for leaks which will provide poor compression and check out the entire instrument making sure that the buttons and keys are properly aligned. Press them to make sure they are not loose or stuck.
When buying used accordions ask the seller how old the instrument is and how long it has been used. The used accordion cannot be judged simply by visual check and so you should ask someone to play the instrument. Listen carefully to check out whether there is any hissing sound or not. This sound indicates that there is leak and will result in poor compression when the accordion is played. Look for other indications that show that there could be leak in the accordion.
Buying used accordions is a time taking task. There are varieties of accordions available to select from, but you have to spend time before you buy one. However, used instruments come for much cheaper and it is worth spending some time and putting in some effort to find a good one.
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