Buyers Guides

In this section, you will find all the info necessary to make the purchase of a new accordion or a free-reed instrument easier. Our well-researched guides will help you select the gear and parts you are looking for. If there is a particular item you are looking for and don’t see it in this section, please send us a message. We will be happy to assist you.

  • What to look for when buying a used accordion?

    What to look for when buying a used accordion?

    Shopping for an accordion is not always an easy task. Especially if you are a beginner. Buying a used or a refurbished one could sometimes be as complex as buying a used car. In this article we give you some important pointers on what to look for and best places to shop for a used…

  • A brief history of The Chinese Accordion music

    A brief history of The Chinese Accordion music

    Origins and popularity of accordions in China Chinese folk music instrument Sheng is closely related to an accordion in a sense that is purely a free reed-based just like the accordion. Some musical historians even believe that Sheng inspired the inventor of the modern accordion to produce accordion reeds. China is known for adopting musical…

  • Global Talent Competitions for Accordionists

    Global Talent Competitions for Accordionists

    Almost every country in the world identifies with a musical instrument known as the accordion. Either through folk music or some other musical genre. Most countries have various competitions for accordionists regardless of the instrument’s popularity. A competition on an international level would be something that would make every fan of accordion music happy.

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Purchasing the Best Accordion

    A Beginner’s Guide to Purchasing the Best Accordion

    So, you want to be an accordionist? Great choice! There are many articles and guides on best accordions for beginners out there. We try to go an extra mile in researching the latest trends and provide you with the best advices on what accordion to select if you are just starting to learn how to…

  • Piano vs Button Accordion, which one is best for me?

    Piano vs Button Accordion, which one is best for me?

    While Piano accordions are predominantly played in the US, UK and some EU countries, button accordions are prevalent in the rest of the world. Popularity of Chromatic Button Accordions is on the rise in the US. Most of us start our first music lessons with a piano accordion. Which one is easier to play? What…

  • How Italian Accordions have evolved over the years

    How Italian Accordions have evolved over the years

    Italy deserves much of the credit for taking an invention first patented by Germany and refining it to create a beloved instrument that has been used in music around the world. With their skillful craftsmanship and eye for detail, Italians were able to morph this new introduction into something special – becoming synonymous for piano…

  • Why are Accordions associated with Folk Music?

    Why are Accordions associated with Folk Music?

    In a relatively short amount of time, the accordion became one of folk music’s most prominent and beloved instruments.This global phenomenon could be attributed to its portability, ease-of-use and ability to adapt harmoniously with different styles – all major factors driving it from obscurity into worldwide recognition within decades!

  • What is a Concertina and how is it played?

    What is a Concertina and how is it played?

    Out of all versions of the accordion, concertinas probably have the most colorful history. Over the years various versions of this squeeze box musical instrument have evolved and became a folk instrument to many cultures on different continents. become a folk instrument to many cultures on different continents. As popularity of the accordions grows, we…