Cajun Button Accordion - 10 treble
/ 2 bass buttons
Builder: John Rogers
Here are some
photos of the outside and inside of my John Rogers Cajun brand C
accordion. These photos are intended to show the quality and characteristics
of the workmanship on these accordions. Note that it seems to be
common to glue the reed blocks into LA-made cajun-style accordions.
This is quite different from the European approach which mounts reed plates
on removable reed blocks that are held in place by clamping brackets.
The European method facilitates tuning and maintenance. Draw your
own conclusions. Although I acknowledge that the design and mechanisms
of this and like instruments are not as "handy" as the European, I am well
satisfied with the rich twangy punch and the quick action of this instrument.
Also, it is quite pretty to hold and look at. \korbo
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