• Blog,  Repairs,  Tuning

    C#/D/G accordion: Both an English Melodeon and an Irish Box!

    Here’s a cool custom restoration project. Following a customers suggestion, we converted a three row vintage Hohner accordion to the keys of C#/D/G. This unusual accordion tuning has several interesting advantages. First of all it’s two different accordions in the same instrument. An English D/G melodeon and an Irish C#/D box. This unique C#/D/G accordion allows you to switch from…

  • Blog,  Repairs,  Tuning

    Cajun accordion tunings explained

    A Cajun accordion has a distinct sound that is easily distinguished from other melodeons. While the powerful Cajun playing style is a big component of that sound, it is not the only one. The other bits come from the fact that these accordions are tuned to tunings that closely resemble just intonation. As a direct consequence, playing a chord that…

  • For Sale,  Tuning

    Hohner Pokerwork Bb/Eb For Sale

    For sale is a very special, very sweet sounding Hohner Pokerwork in the key of Bb/Eb. The instrument was restored and tuned following a baroque tuning system from Andreas Werckmeister first published in his writings from 1691. Readers of our website know about our praise of Ollie King’s fantastic solo record and obviously we had to make a Bb/Eb box…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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