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Brcobrem

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Hi,

Thank you ReyesAccoridan for letting me post here :-)
I'm not an accordion player, but I'm posting this thread for someone who is (ie. Dave). Dave doesn't do computers so he asked me to help. The following is a true story that is unfolding as we speak, as follows:

This week my friend Dave goes into a music instrument store to see their accordions. As here's going in, another guy is walking out. He sees an old Abutti & Sons accordion on the counter in an open case. Dave asks about it and the salesman says the guy who just walked out the door left it here. The salesman says the guy's girlfriend booted him out of her house and threw his accordian out the second story window (ouch). Yes, this is true. I feel sorry for the guy but would have loved to have caught that scene for Youtube. Anyway . . .

The accordion was in a sturdy case and both the case and the accordion survived the fall in what looked like good condition. However, the insides of the accordion did not do as well. To make a long story shorter, Dave went back to the store several days later and the salesman gave him the accordion and case for free.

Dave has taken the accordion apart. The rattling inside turns out to be many treble and bass reeds (ie. little aluminum rectangles with a metal reed and leather seal). I'd say 70% of them were dislodged from the wax from the fall. Dave is retired and has the time to do the repairs. He has laid the reeds out on a table but it's hard to tell from sight where they should go back into the reed blocks. Of course if this were a normal wax resealing job, we'd lay the reeds out in order as they were removed and there would be no question what goes where.

Question: Is this accordion repairable by Dave, or anyone for that matter. I'm also guessing that a repair done by a professional (if even possible) would cost more than the accordion is worth.

Any ideas, comments, suggestions or maybe . . . even jokes you care to offer will be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Brcobrem (for Dave)

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sidebarrio

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I think your best bet would be find a accordion repair shop in cleve. ohio which is not that far from you.There is one on east 185th st. my Dad used to take his there for tuning. And yes it can be repaired.You could google accordion repair shops in cleveland ohio and should come up. 
Brcobrem

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Hi sidebarrio !

Thank you for the advice. I'll advise Dave that he needs to either trash it, ebay the parts, or take it in for a repair.

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Brcobrem (for Dave)
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