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reconditioning an accordion

Postby stuartcnz » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:48 pm

Have an accordion. In fact I have had it for around 20 years now. Unfortunately, it was left abandoned in a shipping container for about eight years, which left it in a sorry state.

New accordions are very expensive instruments, so I have decided to attempt reconditioning the one I have. And also to document the process here.

To start with, I have disassembled the treble side, and freed up the reed switching mechanism. The next step will be to buy some parts, to refurbish the keys.

Removing the treble keys.

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Separating the treble side from the bellows.

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Treble reed banks: All of the leather stops will need replacing, but the reeds themselves seem to be in good order.

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The reed switching couplers temporarily reinstalled, as part of the freeing up process.

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