The French accordeons were manufactured in various keys, I've even heard of one that came in a case with an extra reed board in a bottom drawer so you could switch keys. Having a row of accidentals (like mine) does not mean you can play it in other keys, like Ian mentioned, its just not really possible to do much that way. When playing along with a C accordeon, the banjo just tunes down. Hoping to get some duets recorded and posted here. I sometimes think my time would be better spent working on concertina / banjo, but I don't have a concertina and kinda prefer the sound of the brass reeds in these 1850's accordeons. Dave
Will - it's probably just awkward because I don't practice enough.