• Blog,  Repairs

    Custom made left-handed Melodeon

    Left-handed melodeons are not a common sight which is a bit surprising given that approximately 10% of the world’s population are thought to be left-handed (source: Wikipedia). It seems to us that the majority of left-handed players, just learned to play the melody with their right hand. Our guess would be that this is at least partially due to the…

  • 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…

  • Blog,  Repairs

    Things inside the Box #3

    I happily live in the Netherlands for a couple of years now. Before I moved here, I knew from the telling of fellow trad. musicians that the Irish session in Mulligan’s Bar in Amsterdam is top-notch and it surely is. However, what I did not know is that there exists a vivid Dutch button accordion scene outside the trad. Irish…

  • For Sale,  Music,  Repairs

    Custom restoration of a 1950ies Hohner Erica

    I just finished the restoration of an old Hohner Erica with a lovely wooden keyboard. Judged by the characteristic recessed grille, black bellows and black wooden keyboard, this is one of the first Erica accordions made by Hohner in the mid-fifties. One of the first in this incredibly successful button accordion series. Certainly this is one of the oldest Erica…

  • Repairs,  Tuning

    Same Hohner box – very different tunings

    Custom button accordion tuning: same Hohner box, very different sound! Listen to a side by side comparison below. Recently I have fitted a vintage black Hohner box with a set of new Super Dural Reeds. The tuning I choose was a medium wet tuning with +-10ct A. Following the new owners wish, the box was re-tuned to a much wetter…

  • Blog,  Repairs

    Things Inside the Box… (New mini series #1)

    I get to experience the evolution of accordion technology first hand while working on old accordions. Often times I find myself smiling over dirty hacks or creative solutions after opening up a box. In this loose mini series I will showcase some fun and interesting things I find inside old accordions. I hope you enjoy these as much as I…

  • For Sale,  Repairs,  Tuning

    Workshop warranty on all my boxes

    Button accordion workshop warranty for 1 year on all my work. Every box I sell has been thoroughly set up and serviced in my workshop. In the unlikely event that there is an issue within the first year, I will fix it for you. This applies for: Problems with the buttons or keyboard Leaking bellows Blocked or out of tune…

  • Repairs,  Teaching

    DIY Box repairs

    I started a series of small accordion repair instructions. Simple things that are easy and good to know for every accordion player. For those of you who took the effort to visit this page: Thanks you! Here’s some exclusive blooper content from the video for you. If you want to know more about accordion repairs or have a suggestion for…

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