I had forgotten it when Michel SALOBIR, a friend of mine from la Grande-Motte, who is musician and plays many instruments and among them the accordion, talked about it again to me in the 80’. He was looking for one of them, which he found later. I decided to buy me one after listening to Spleen played by Richard GALLIANO and Daniel MILLE by ESTATE.
Then Olivier MANOURY made me try his in 1997 and explained to me how it worked, disassembling it on the table of a bar during the Night of Mother-of-pearl in Tulle…
At this very moment, I decided either I would find one quickly or I would make one by myself. The following morning, I bought one, tears in the eyes at the exchange fair of the same Nights of Mother-of-pearl to Pierre ANTOINE, antiquarian of Pompignan.
The idea to make one by myself stayed, and you know what happened next.
Thierry BENETOUX from straps piano in le Thor joined me to teach me how to set up the music and refine the regulating. He also participates very actively in its marketing with his wife Lisa.
Thank you all for your active or unintentional help!