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Accordion Restore repairs, restores and finds homes for used & new accordions.

The Accordion ReStore

Accordion Re.Store is based near Asheville, NC. We have been re-purposing,repairing and restoring accordions & concertinas since 2005 as an Asheville, North Carolina, regional word-of-mouth service. We wish we had a storefront but, over the past two decades, the accordion has suffered in popularity and economics do not support an “accordion-only” shop in town, especially with on-line competition and a large number of cheap Asian accordions flooding the internet on places like Ebay and Craig’s list.

Instead, we work with individuals seeking service via the internet and with local music shops as an area hobby service. Accordions still need service and we desire to provide help and products to musicians in need. Our customers come from all over the central Southeast: From as far as Memphis, TN, Newport News, VA, Charleston, SC and all throughout the Carolinas from the mountains to the coast. We accept work on all accordions & concertinas including diatonic, chromatic and an occasional harmoniums or pump organ. We also have lots of parts, shoulder-straps, cases, and many other accessories essential to accordionists.

The Accordion ReStore is designed for accordion enthusiasts of all levels and we encourage/teach beginners to the experienced pro. In addition to repairs, we sell refurbished gems, restored antiques, estate & personal consignments plus modern accessories for all types of players and performers. An example of a quality used Italian-made beauty, the Excelsiola 940, is featured below.We also rent accordions. Our accordions have been used by many traveling musicians and for theatrical productions.

For those seeking to learn how to play the accordion, we can provide in person or on-line lesson programs thru the shop or local resources. Lessons can focus on diatonic accordions to play cajun, zydeco, tex-mex, nortena to the traditional chromatic keyboard in styles like Irish, Polkas, Blues, Country and Faith based music. c.2018.