• Blog,  Fun stuff,  Music

    A couple of reels for the squeezebox chain

    The worldwide Corona lockdown has triggered the production of a lot of new music videos and virtual social events. When the two effects combined on Facebook, the squeezebox chain was born. It’s the same as a chain letter, you get tagged by someone to play a couple of tunes, then you in return tag some people and ask them for…

  • Music,  Repairs

    Golden Laurel Leaf – Converted to a Three Row A/D/G Melodeon

    We have just finished a very interesting custom restoration of a very rare three-row Hohner Golden Laurel Leaf box to an A/D/G melodeon. The instrument is roundabout 80 years old and appears to be in excellent condition. With it’s golden metal grill and metal corners, this truly is an exceptionally beautiful instrument. In addition to the standard repairs and restoration…

  • For Sale,  Music

    Castagnari Nik in B/C for sale

    We are selling a beautiful second hand Castagnari Nik B/C. Castagnari has been a household name for button accordions of highest standards and this one is no exception. If you are looking for that distinct modern box sound, this might well be for you. The beautiful instrument is used but in excellent condition. Hear Ole play a reel on the…

  • Blog,  Music

    Popular melodeon tunings

    What would be the most popular melodeon tuning? Probably D/G, C/F or maybe G/C, depending on whether you ask in the UK, the Netherlands or France. So which one should you pick? Well, if your intention is to play in a session (or a band), then you should consider sticking to the popular melodeon tunings used in the particular style…

  • Music

    The Chancers – Unpaused at Hansa48!

    The good ol’ Hansa48 in Kiel, Germany is hosting their 100st “Kneipenkonzert” (Pub-concert) and The Chancers are reuniting to join the festivities! Nils, Verena, Bernd, Thomas & myself are ready to play all our greatest hits for you in a one hour show. Our concert starts at 10pm, 13th Friday, 2019 at Hansa48. A blast from the past: The Chancers…

  • Blog,  Music

    Tip: Dén Díobháil by Nuadán

    While we are in the final stage of completing the next restored melodeon, we have a hot tip for all those of you who can never get enough traditional Irish music: Nuadán is an exciting young band from the Gaeltacht area in the County Waterford (Déise). Dén Díobháil by Nuadán These guys were brought up with traditional music and that…

  • For Sale,  Music

    For Sale: Paolo Soprani Elite II B/C

    If you are digging the old Paolo sound as much as we do, then this box might well tempt you: We are selling a 4-voice (LMMM) B/C tuned red Paolo Soprani Elite II at an affordable price. The instrument shows some age related wear and tear on the backside but is in excellent playing condition. The accordion was most likely…

  • For Sale,  Music

    For Sale: Weltmeister C/F (516)

    We just finished servicing a lovely wooden Weltmeister 516 melodeon in C/F, made in Germany. The melodeon was bought in 2007 and has hardly ever been played. Apart from some very minor scratches below the keyboard, the instrument is in excellent condition. It is well in tune with a medium wet tremolo that sounds full and warm. However, in case…

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