rarest of the rare ... i found a genuine ebay bargin!
those in the u.s might not consider an epiphone mm-30 to be so ... but here in europe - where i live in italy, in particular ... an "a" of any quality is a veritable find.
it's beautiful. if this is what "pac-rim" is all about then ... push it on.
i bought it "almost new" for €100 from an accordian player up north (in parma) who tried it briefly but decided "no." at today's exchange rate, €113 (cost + postage) equals out at $165.00. you'll probably find this particular model going for a lot less in the states but here in europe - with a HEAVY! tax imposed on anything coming in from outside the european union - a "beater" of this quality is a rarity indeed - at least to me.
smile signs all around - i'm very happy with what i got.