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Wayne A. Wegge

Nov 20, 1997, 3:00:00 AM11/20/97

Is there any maket value for a CG-7 Cordovox, accordion made by Bell with
tone chamber incuding a Cordovox leslie unit?


Wayne A. Wegge

Nov 20, 1997, 3:00:00 AM11/20/97

Is there any market value for a 1974 CG-7 Cordovox, accordion made by


Nov 24, 1997, 3:00:00 AM11/24/97

Cordovox accordions (CG-2 through CG-7 series, can't say for sure about
models after the CG-6/7) were made by Scandalli. Organ section was by
'Lowrey'. US distributor was CMI (Chicago Musical Instruments at that
time, which became Norlin Industries). Bell manufactured a
'Cordovox'-like instrument but it was called the 'Duovox'. Good luck
getting any Cordovox parts, especially for the CG-6/7 and prior series.
CG-6/7 went into manufacture during 1972 and began export to the US
during 1973; 1974 for Canada - they had trouble getting CSA (Canadian
Standards Association - electrical) approval. The CG-6/7 went out of
production in 1975, I believe, and the entire 'Cordovox' company went
down in the late 70s or early 80s. Although many of the solid state
components are replaceable with substitutions, there is no substitution
for that massive 120 wire cable (made by Bell telephone) which has been
unavailable for years and years. (Hint: if you have a cable problem
involving broken wires, many of the 120 wires found in the cable are
unused - see schematic). The 'Leslie' tone cabinets (models CL-10 and
CL-20) were made by Leslie and, with the exception of the name plate and
some cosmetics, were the same as cabinets sold under the 'Leslie' and
'Fender' names. Some guitar players like these because they contain a
single 10" speaker, can be driven from any guitar amp, and allow allow
switching betwen amp/speaker and tone cabinet or driving both
simultaneously and deliver a sound similar to the effect used by Stevie
Ray Vaughan.

P.S. who remembers the 'special' (advertised) 'Cordovox' stool ???

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