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I offer repair services in central North Carolina, from my shop in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. I repair piano accordions and button accordions. I have the tools and the experience to fix most accordion problems, and I have a huge number of repair materials in stock. Click here to see some of my repairs in progress. I start by doing a thorough diagnosis and preparing an itemized estimate for you. For information or to schedule an appointment, email info@accordionplace.com or call and leave a voicemail at 919-903-8124.

Here are photos of some happy customers with their repaired accordions! These are customers from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia; they’re close enough to drive to my shop to pick up their accordion. We’ve also repaired numerous accordions from all over the United States–as far away as California, Texas, and Florida. Please contact us for information on how to pack and ship your accordion to our shop.

Photos of repairs in progress

The bellows is held open with this handmade bellows tool, while I replace a broken bellows corner and bellows tape.

 

This is my workbench, showing all of the disassembled parts of a bass machine. I’m in the middle of a long and complex bass machine rebuild of a Titano Emperor free-bass converter. This is the most complicated bass mechanism I’ve ever seen. (For accordion repair geeks: it has 7 bass reed sets and 3 sets of 12 pipes.)

These are the bass button pistons that I’ve removed from the bass machine. This panel of button holes keeps all of the rods organized, so I know where to put them back in when I rebuild the machine. Bass machine rebuilds are very time-consuming and expensive. Most bass side problems can be repaired more easily, but it’s hard to know what the repair will require until I open up the bass panel and do a thorough diagnosis.

On this accordion, the black keys have an axle rod, and the white keys have a second axle rod. For this repair, I’m removing the axle rod for the black keys. The white keys will stay in place, because they’re mounted on their own separate rod.

 

This is a keyboard disassembly in progress. A white key all the way at the right was sticking down, and this is often the only way to fix it. Unlike the above accordion, on this one there’s a single axle that goes through both black and white keys. You can see the key axle sticking out at the right; it’s a long metal rod that goes the full length of the keyboard. You remove the keys one by one, from left to right. This is why it can be expensive to repair even just one sticking key.

On the accordion below, the bass register shifts weren’t working. The problem was that the metal had corroded and locked up the register shifts. The repair required a deep cleaning of the foundation plates and register slides. In most cases, when a register shift isn’t working, it’s an easier repair. But sometimes it can be expensive; it’s often hard to know until I start the job and get a ways into it.

Our repair work is guaranteed. Take a look at the guarantee here.

Repaired accordions waiting to be picked up. This was an unusually busy weekend in 2020!