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DAN TURPENING'S

ACCORDION SHOPPE

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SERVICES

REPAIR SERVICES

REED WORK / TUNING

Reed work including waxing, leathers, and tuning

BELLOWS

ACTION

Repair of metal corners, gussets, and tape

Rebuilding of treble and bass action and mechanisms including free bass

ABOUT US

ABOUT ME

Dan Turpening is a professional accordionist, accordion repair technician, and accordion teacher.

Dan is a certified accordion repair technician who studied under Helmi Harrington in Duluth, MN at her accordion repair school.

Please contact Dan if you are interested in learning accordion, buying one of his refurbished accordions, hiring him for an event, or having your accordion repaired.

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OUR WORK

ACCORDIONS FOR SALE

I have refurbished all accordions and concertinas listed. All are guaranteed for 2 years and come with quality straps and a hard case.

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Titano Dandy LM $1,600

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Here is a very clean and sweet sounding Titano from the classic days of Italian accordion production. It is a 2 reed model so lightweight, with a compact 15 7/8" keyboard. I have done extensive work on it including rebuilding the treble keyboard and replacing all the pads with new. The keyboard is nice and quiet. I took the bass disassembled the bass machine and cleaned it as well and added a new high quality Italian made bass strap. I then rewaxed all the reeds with new wax and leathers as needed. It has nice hand finished reeds from the factory. I then retuned the accordion to A442.

Anglo 2 row GC Regoletta Concertina $400

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This is a very nice GC Italian made Anglo Hex Concertina. I replaced all reed wax and reed leathers. I rebuilt the button action with new rubber joints. I then retuned it to A440.

Titano Standard LMM $2,500

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Here I have a beautiful and very clean Titano Standard. These models are mechanically very similar to the Titano Grand line, but in a LMM reed configuration. They have very nice hand finished reeds and the Titano split blocks that counteracts any tendency for warpage in the blocks. The keybaord size on this example is 18 5/8". It's very close to what's considered a full size keyboard.

I've done extensive work refurbishing this accordion. I disassembled and cleaned the bass machine, and the treble action. I replaced all treble pads with new and the attachment wax. It has a very fast, smooth, and quiet action. I rewaxed all the reeds and replaced the leathers as needed. I then retuned the accordion to A442 with the sharp middle tuned on the dry side. I tuned that reed set from about 5 cents sharp on the bottom end progressively to 4 cents sharp at the top of the range. The result is a lovely and subtle swing tuning.

Cajun style Hohner one row key of C $650

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Get your Cajun music dreams started! Here is a nice starter Cajun one row. Tuned at A440. It is a LMMH reed arrangement. I replaced the reed wax with new and sorted a few minor issues. Plays really well. Nice action, decent reeds and excellent bellows compression.

Serena 12 bass LM $675

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Here is a lovely little Italian 12 bass likely from the 70s in excellent shape both mechanically and cosmetically. It is an LM reed configuration. It has nice action and reeds. It's a small instrument with a big warm sound. I rewaxed all reeds and replaced leathers as needed. I then retuned it. It is at A442.

Olympic 120 bass LM 18 3/8" $1,200

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Olympic 2/4

This is an Italian made Olympic accordion. It has an almost full size keyboard of 18 3/8" so it is nice for those with larger hands or those used to wider keys. I rebuilt the treble and bass action. I rewaxed all the reeds and replaced leathers as needed. I then tuned it to A442. 

Menghini 2/4 120 bass 15 1/2"  $1,300

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Here is a lovely little 120 bass Italian made Menghini Midget. It is a 2 reed LM accordion with a 15 1/2" keyboard. This makes it perfect for those with smaller hands or those looking for a very compact instrument. Very nice reeds and nice action. I replaced all the reed wax with new, and leathers as needed. I rebuilt the treble action and rebuilt the bass machine and action, replacing padding and attachment wax with new. I then retuned it to A442.

Planet 72 bass LMM $4,500

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Here is a very high end professional quality accordion that has seen very little use. Italian made using very high quality reeds and action. It is a pleasure to play. The work I've done includes a full rewax of all the reeds. The factory synthetic leathers were not aging well, so I replaced them all with new Italian reed leather and proper metal boosters. I then went over the tuning. It's set at A440 with the sharp middle set tuned to 20 cents sharp at the lowest note progressively to 14 cents sharp at the highest.

Garvey two row Irish B/C $1,600

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Here is a Garvey 2 row 2 reed Irish B/C accordion. This is a lovely instrument with very smooth action, responsive hand finished Italian reeds, and excellent compression. It is basically new. That said I wasn't happy with the reed wax so I rewaxed all the reeds and fixed some reed leather (mylar) allignment issues while I had the reeds off the blocks. I then went over the tuning. It is at A440 with the sharp middle set tuned to 14 cents sharp at the bottom of the range progressively to 11 cents at the top. This also has the bonus of a MIDI system installed. 

Titano Standard LMM $2,300

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Here is a very nice Titano Standard. It is a LMM reed configuration  with a mid sized 17" keyboard. It features high quality hand finished reeds and the Titano split blocks for long term stability. It has a high quality action and great balance. The work I've done includes rewaxing all reeds and releathering reeds as needed. I took the bass machine apart, cleaned, and reassembled it. I rebuilt the treble action with all new padding and attachment wax. I replaced some bellows tape that had worn. I then went over the tuning and set it at A442. The sharp middle reeds are set to a very pleasing and fairly dry 3 cents sharp. It could be described as a dry swing tuning. The accordion plays beautifully, with responsive balanced reeds and the action is smooth, and quiet and with the dry tuning it would blend well in an ensemble.

Italian 120 bass LMM $1,900

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Here is a very nice Italian made accordion from the 60s I'd say. It's a LMM 3 reed with a 17" keyboard. I did extensive work on this. I rebuilt the treble and bass action relining the pallets with new padding. I rewaxed and releathered all the reeds. I bought and installed a custom made bellows from Castelfidardo, Italy. I then retuned the accordion down to A440 with the sharp middle tuned to 18 cents sharp at the bottom end to 14 cents at the top. It has a lovely rich tremolo and being tuned at A440 means it will be in tune with a band if your playing with others. 

Baldoni 48 bass MM $2,200

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Baldoni 48 bass MM

Here is a beautiful looking and playing Baldoni 48 bass Combo 1 model. It is a recently made Italian accordion. Nice action and reeds in a very lightweight package. I disassembled the treble action, cleaned, and leveled the keys. I rewaxed all the reeds and replaced the leathers that needed replacement. I then tuned it to A440 with the sharp middle set at 22 cents sharp at the bottom of the range progressively to 16 cents at the top. 

Monterrey 72 bass LMM $3,500

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Monterrey 72 bass LMM
Monterrey 72 bass LMM

This is a Monterrey 72 bass. It was made by Italo American. It features hand finished reeds, beautiful fast and quiet action on the bass and treble side, and perfect bellows compression. It is in basically new condition. That said, I disassembled and cleaned the treble action and rewaxed all the reeds with fresh wax for longevity. I included  a photo of the reeds with new wax on the blocks. The tuning was pretty accurate once reassembled, but I fine tuned it. It is at A440 with the sharp middle set tuned to 22 cents sharp at the bottom of the range progressively to 18 cents at the top.

CONTACT
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1618 Central Ave. NE, Suite 21

Minneapolis MN

 

danturpening@yahoo.com


Tel: 612-239-5589

HOURS:

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