AndrewFH Posted January 11, 2012 Share Posted January 11, 2012 Hi all, I inherited by grandfather's 40 button Stagi anglo when he passed away earlier this year. He wasn't a really serious musician, just happy to play and sing a ditty now and then, and didn't care for the instrument very fastidiously (at the time of his death it was hanging off the side of his desk by one of the hand straps). So I've been plugging away at it and having a good time but the buttons all stick (the don't always depress straight and then I need to sort of pick at them to make them pop out) and who knows what else has gone wrong in there. Basically, I'd really like to have someone look at it and do some basic maintenance. The thing is, I'm in northeast Iowa and can't find anyone around here who services concertinas. There's a guy up near Minneapolis who builds and repairs Chemnitzers but I haven't been able to get ahold of him and don't know if Chemnitzers and anglos are enough alike for him to help me anyway. So does anyone know of anyone in the Midwest who could help me? I'm willing to take a bit of a trip, but 18 hours to the Button Box isn't real appealing. Any other suggestions? I've seen some discussion of how I might fix the buttons myself but am hesitant to make things worse. I may well end up buying a new instrument and keeping this one for sentimental value, but I'd really love to have it in proper order. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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