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#1 Mike Pierceall

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 12:03 PM

I was wondering, did Boris Matusewitch service the instruments used by his students?  I restored one of these instruments and was delighted at the quality of the reeds which had previously been re-tuned to modern pitch.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 02:14 PM

Contact Randy Stein (search members). He studied with both Boris and Serge M.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 02:53 PM

Boris did not do his own repairing.  He mostly used Alex's Accordion repair shop on 48th Street although also used Accordion-o-rama which at the time had a Wheatstone-trained repair person.  I recall reading that Alex finally retired at the age of 90!



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:59 PM

Contact Randy Stein (search members). He studied with both Boris and Serge M.

 

 

Boris did not do his own repairing.  He mostly used Alex's Accordion repair shop on 48th Street although also used Accordion-o-rama which at the time had a Wheatstone-trained repair person.  I recall reading that Alex finally retired at the age of 90!

Thank you, David and Richard.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:17 PM

Hi, folks. This is Eric Matusewitch, Boris' son. While my father did not do major concertina repairs, he was quite handy at more minor repairs, such as fixing loose mole skins on the reeds. He had to be handy, because years earlier--when he toured the US with dance partner Rod Strong--he found himself in small towns with no bellows repair shops. Although I never learned to do minor repairs, I often watched my father repair his and his students' instruments. Hope you find this helpful.






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