Links - Shops and Repairers
|Accordions of London
Kilburn, London tel 020 7624 9001 Run by piano accordion virtuoso John Leslie. The business deals mainly in piano and continental chromatic systems with a good range of midi instruments for the classical market. There are always some diatonic instruments available.
Specialist agents of quality new & used Castagnari Melodeons. Contact us for current stock availability and friendly advice. 01347 824831/811199 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewisham, London. A piano accordion shop mainly, but a well established one of 50 years standing. Some melodeons available and a good repair & tuning service.
Michael J. Arralde Accordion Co.
Based in the Pacific Northwest USA, although he deals mostly with piano accordions, he loves working on diatonic accordions too.
Wendover, Bucks. Tuning and repair work to all makes of melodeon in Beds/Bucks/Herts/Oxon area. Home: 01296 582653 - Mobile: 07547 310357
Based in western New York State. Restores and tunes 1, 2 & 3 row button accordions. Stocks restored Hohners and more. 585-208-9617
The Button Box
Based in the NorthEast of the USA, The Button Box is the place to go for all your squeezeables. Also the makers of Morse Concertinas and the organizers of The NorthEast Squeeze-In workshop & session weekend for all free-reed instruments.
The Box Place - Theo Gibb
Gateshead tel 0191 4888832. Theo is primarily a restorer and repairer of free-reed instruments, although he normally has a few restored instruments for sale at any given time, and will take orders for supply of restored instruments, especially old Hohners. Gig bags, straps and other accessories.
CGM Musical Services
CGM Musical Services, nr Falkirk, Scotland. Run by Charlie Marshall. Mail order (on-line and phone) supplier of a wide range of melodeon and accordion parts.
Run by Pete Murray in Stonehaven, his shop carries a wide range of folk instruments, including melodeons, as well as books, tutors, CDs etc.
Melodeon repairer from Coventry
Andover, Hants, UK Accordion and melodeon repair
Brighton, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester, and Wadebridge.
The oldest and largest folk instrument shop chain in England. As many of the shops are franchises, the melodeon range varies with the best selections in the London and Brighton shops. Main lines are Hohner, Castagnari, Delicia, and Scarlatti plus others and second-hand.
Akkordeon Service Len Killick
Worms-Abenheim, Germany. Buy and sell instruments and all repairs and tuning
Milford, Co Donegal, Ireland. Run by Patrick McBride, teaching of traditional music, instrument sales repairs and tuning
The Music Room
Cleckheaton.. Essentially a folk shop, but melodeons are a great speciality with good service, advice and a large range - plus a tuning and repairs service. All makes & second hand. Dealers for Saltarelle, Dino Baffetti, Hohner.
Botesdale, Diss, Norfolk tel 01379 890088 PJ, aka Pete Cunningham can usually be found at festival stalls up and down the country when not at his shop near Diss. He always has some melodeon stock.
Bellshill, Lanarkshire. A Scottish Accordion dealer since 1984. The company sells mainly Piano Accordions but deal in Cavagnolo, Excelsior, Hohner and Fisart melodeons and B/C button accordions.
Red Cow Music
13 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LW. Stocks a variety of folk instruments including melodeons, concertinas and accordions.
Montreal, Canada, supplier of parts and accessories.
St Ives, Cornwall, renovates old Hohner melodeons, and does tuning and other repair work.
Oakland, California, sells and repairs accordions, button boxes and concertinas.
Wesson Accordion Company
Welshpool, Wales. Rees Wesson is a melodeonist who plays in Country Dance and Cajun bands. His business deals mainly through festival stalls and mail order. The main lines are Castagnari and Gabanelli although Rees often has other makes and some second hand stock. Maker of 'Clipper' one-row melodeons.
Chelmsford, Essex. Tuning and repairs to all makes of melodeon. Anything from a small repair to the full restoration of old Hohners. Tel 01245 473720 / 07885 265925
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