Monday, November 23, 2009
Vintage Italian Accordion
I came across this guy playing a vintage Italian accordion on a street corner in downtown Ann Arbor on Sunday afternoon after having brunch with friends. He said he got a good price at a second-hand shop. Unfortunately, the serial number was scratched off the instrument, so there's no easy way to know its exact age. He told me he has been playing for five months, but he sounded like a skilled veteran. He was following a fellow musician's advice and practicing in public to get over fears of playing in front of people.