Category Archives: Repairs

DIY Box repairs

I started a series of small accordion repair instructions. Simple things that are easy and good to know for every accordion player.

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For Sale: Restored C/F Weltmeister

A nice pre-1990 Weltmeister Box tuned in C/F. I have come across a couple of Weltmeister Accordions already and this one is in surprisingly good condition. Accordion making has a long tradition in the area of Klingenthal as can be read in this little overview. This box was made in the days of the nationally owned enterprise, VEB Klingenthaler Harmonikawerke most likely pre-1990 as indicated by the sticker of origin (DDR – socialist eastern germany).

The accordion is in mint condition, fully restored and tuned. The tuning is C/F with additional semi-tones (F#/G# , D#/C#) placed at the bottom of the keyboard. It plays light and makes an ideal first instrument for a beginner or travel accordion.

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Restored Hohner B/C for sale

I decided to sell my recently refurbished black Hohner B/C to make some room for new boxes ;-)

The box was fitted with new TAM reeds in B/C as well as new feltpads. It’s 2-voice and the bass layout is standard G/D, C/G, A/E, C/F without thirds. Here you find some more info on the instrument.

Here’s a sample of what it sounds like:

Play Keogh's - Dom and Ole

Played by me and Dom in an Amsterdam session.

Update: Sold and shipped to the US.

Watch me restore a beautiful vintage Hohner two-row

Whilst I removed all the old reeds and replaced them with new TAM reeds in B/C on the inside, I decided to keep the look and feel of the instrument on the outside.
The buttons show some tear from being used all those years, but in my opinion this adds to the instrument.
The only thing I had to fix on the outside was putting new feltpads to take away the button noise.

The result can be watched and heard in this little youtube clip