Tuning & Repairs

Repairing an Accordion is labour intensive with a good 50 hours being spent on the average refurbishment, a good job takes time. Servicing your instrument on a regular basis helps keep your accordion in top condition.

Manfrini Accordions offer free estimates on all repairs and tuning. Many estimates can be made over the phone and we can arrange to have your accordion picked up and delivered back to you on completion of the work.

The first picture shows a reed being cleaned. We use a sonic tank to remove remnants of glue, old wax and any dirt that has built up over years of playing. This process also includes an anti rust treatment as well as cleaning. The second picture shows the reed tongues being re set to be sure they sound correctly. A badly set tongue can be the cause of a lack of compression. With this stage complete the reeds are ready to be valved and ultimately waxed back into their blocks.

Here, Patrick is applying the strengtheners to the leather valves. We use these as standard in our Repair work as well as our Manfrini Accordions.

The valved reeds are now complete. All the valves sit flat to the reed plate. This is very important as this insures the reed will sound properly and there is no loss of compression.

In the picture above the reeds have been placed on the reed block and Patrick is now applying the wax insuring an absolute seal between the reed and the wood of the reed block.

These pictures show Robert Rolston in the process of making the first tuning of an accordion which is done outside the accordion. There are a total of three tunings, the first as already described, the second is made inside the accordion on an open bellows. The third tuning is the final adjustments which are made on hearing the completed accordion.

And here you can see the finished article. These reed blocks were for a new Manfrini Esperto but the same care and attention is taken with reed blocks from customers accordions in the workshop for refurbishment.

The bass mechanism shown here was damaged in transit and needed reconstruction work.   At Manfrini Accordions, if your accordion can be repaired we can do it.  If we can't make the repair personally we'll know someone in Italy who can.

2 Glebe Crescent

Tillicoultry

Clackmannanshire

Scotland   FK13 6PB

01259 753832

07900 848513

robert@manfriniaccordions.co.uk

The first picture shows a reed being cleaned. We use a sonic tank to remove remnants of glue, old wax and any dirt that has built up over years of playing. This process also includes an anti rust treatment as well as cleaning. The second picture shows the reed tongues being re set to be sure they sound correctly. A badly set tongue can be the cause of a lack of compression. With this stage complete the reeds are ready to be valved and ultimately waxed back into their blocks.

Manfrini Accordions - Accordion Manufacturer and Repair Service.

Manfrini Accordions - Accordion Manufacturer and Repair Service.
Manfrini Accordions - Accordion Manufacturer and Repair Service.

These pictures show Robert Rolston in the process of making the first tuning of an accordion which is done outside the accordion. There are a total of three tunings, the first as already described, the second is made inside the accordion on an open bellows. The third tuning is the final adjustments which are made on hearing the completed accordion.

2 Glebe Crescent

Tillicoultry

Clackmannanshire

Scotland   FK13 6PB

Manfrini Accordions - Accordion Manufacturer and Repair Service.

Manfrini Accordions - Accordion Manufacturer and Repair Service.

Manfrini Accordions - Accordion Manufacturer and Repair Service.

The first picture shows a reed being cleaned. We use a sonic tank to remove remnants of glue, old wax and any dirt that has built up over years of playing. This process also includes an anti rust treatment as well as cleaning. The second picture shows the reed tongues being re set to be sure they sound correctly. A badly set tongue can be the cause of a lack of compression. With this stage complete the reeds are ready to be valved and ultimately waxed back into their blocks.

Manfrini Accordions - Accordion Manufacturer and Repair Service.
Manfrini Accordions - Accordion Manufacturer and Repair Service.