Concertina repair


Concertina repair and restoration normally applies to older mostly English made instruments. These can have good monetary value when restored. I see instruments from a range of makers, for instance, Lachenal, Jones, Jeffries and Wheatstone. I also see the larger German made Chemnitzer concertinas and the similar but more complex bandoneon. Repair and tuning costs are based on time and materials (£40 for first hour, and then £30 per hour). Concertina materials tend to be more expensive than accordion parts.

Repair and tuning

  • Overhaul and tune the reeds, including replacement of valves and broken reeds.
  • Replace pads, fix button action issues.
  • Repair cracked action plate.
  • Replace broken ends with new custom made ends.
  • Rebind or repair bellows, or replace the bellows.
  • Bushing the buttons, replace broken buttons etc.
  • Replace broken reeds in bandoneon/Chemnitzer long reed plates.

Concertina repair and tuning of modern instruments normally entails resolving reed issues, either with broken reeds or with tuning problems. Sometimes also the button action needs attention. As a rule, low cost German or Chinese made instruments, the sort that cost £40 on eBay, are not worth repairing.

Want to know how much it costs? Go to the guide to costs. For melodeon repairs go to Melodeon Repair and for accordions go to Accordion Repair. If you want to contact me call 07526 658430 or send me a message here. And you can read about me here.