FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I require repairs or tuning for an upcoming performance. How soon can you complete the repairs?
- The usual turnaround time is one week for small jobs and two to three weeks for big jobs. I generally don't work to a strict timeframe as sometimes repairs can take longer than expected and the workshop can be very busy. Make sure you allow plenty of time to ensure your accordion can be completed in time for your performance.
Can you recommend an accordion teacher?
- I am a member of the Accordion Society of Australia. I recommend checking the Accordion Society of Australia website for available teachers in your area.
Will my accordion require a full restoration?
- An accordion is definitely in need of a full restoration if the accordion has a combination of the following: is out of tune, has fluttering and buzzing sounds, has leaking bellows, any signs of rust or mould, continuous notes playing, an uneven keyboard and/or uneven bass buttons. Full restorations take days of full time work to complete (and sometimes up to a week) depending on the complexity of the work involved.
I have a very old vintage accordion. Is it possible to have it restored so I can play it frequently and perform?
- It is possible to restore very old accordions. Even accordions over 100 years old can be restored to a playable condition; however, there should be an awareness that accordions over 50 years old have aged components and often significant wear and tear. This should be taken into consideration when purchasing an accordion with the plan to restore it for frequent use. There will most likely be a need for ongoing repairs.