Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Stopped in to Mouton Accordions--Acadia's oldest accordion makers--to check out their incredible custom-made instruments. As seen in the top image, they're made by hand from a wide variety of woods with gorgeous inlays and available in every color you can imagine (and start at $2200). Greg Mouton showed us around and let Ron check out an accordion he had just finished--made in Rosewood with blond and purple stains.
Ron is seen here with the world's largest accordion--Mouton Music's Mardi Gras float (there's also a giant guitar float). A large number of the businesses in the area have their floats parked out in front of the stores. Here at the cabins, there's a GIANT crawfish float in the parking lot!