I am a newbie here. Looks like a great resource. Anyhow my neighbor gave me his 1957 Salanti Accordion. He was given to him by his long deceased parents when he was 9 years old (in 1957). It was brand new at the time and bought from a store in New York. He is 59 years old today.
Questions:
Any value with this particular brand ? It looks like he rarely used this beaut!
What would you recommend to clean the black surface, mother of pearl keys etc.....?
Also I'm in need of a repair/tuning person in the Northern California Bay area?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Btw: My father is coming to visit from Louisiana and will demonstrate how to play this magnificant instrument!