A good friend of mine and local Accordion player of note, Tom Pearce, has ask me to collaborate on the refurb/ upgrading of an old instrument
He’s done the initial separation of the parts
He has asked if I can make a new carcass for it. This could be expensive and time consuming in solid wood (the first idea) but looking at it the plywood body is in good condition with some work needed on the plastic coating (green bit). Tommy is after a natural wood finish instead so I’m suggesting veneering the old carcass. I might even be able to get him interested in some veneer patterns (what do you think, Tommy?).
First job though is to block off both ends of the bellows section
and build a carrier for single reads to enable him to clean and re-tune them. I’m excited about this, more to follow
Be seeing you.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com