Posted on January 6, 2010September 7, 2021 by Dale Phillips Review: How to Repair Your Diatonic Accordion or Concertina by John Townley and Jehan Paul Review: How to Repair Your Diatonic Accordion or Concertina by John Townley and Jehan Paul Reviewed by John Calkin Origially published in American Lutherie #55, 1998 How to Repair Your Diatonic Accordion or Concertina John Townley and Jehan Paul Lark in the Morning LAR019 approx. 1 hour available from Mel Bay dealers and Elderly Instruments Townley and Paul set a new standard of sorts for instruction videos. Their workbench is a cafe table. Townley would blend right in at any luthier’s convention, while Paul looks like a Parisian street musician. It’s a Mutt-and-Jeff combination that works very well. As Paul says, “It’s important to be relaxed while working on accordions,” and the two belt down tequila as the show progresses. It’s pretty amusing at first, but by the end you’ll want to pour out some shooters for yourself for the second viewing. Become A Member to Continue Reading This Article This article is part of our premium web content offered to Guild members. To view this and other web articles, join the Guild of American Luthiers. Members also receive 4 annual issues of American Lutherie and get discounts on products. For details, visit the membership page. If you are already a member, login for access or contact us to setup your account.