How to buy Accordions

Accordions has been a bit of a resurgence in popularity lately largely thanks to some bands incorporating folk instruments into their music. Some of us may not be able to find an old accordion in grandma’s attic.

A new entry-level accordion will cost you between $500 and $600. Prices can fluctuate depending on factors such as brand, number of buttons, and finishes. Professional models may cost upwards of $15,000.

Piano Accordions

These are the three most popular models, and they can all be purchased through online shops. However, I strongly advocate that you try before buying high-end items like musical instruments. Although Hohner is a popular model and has the highest marks, it might not be for everyone.

INSTRUMENTPrice
Hohner$850
Sofiamari$580
Rossetti$700

Button Accordions

When putting together a price list, it can be difficult to decide on a style and size for the button accordion. The price of buttons can vary greatly in different sizes, so this chart will focus on the most affordable models.

INSTRUMENTPrice
Hohner (Diatonic)$600
Alacran (Diatonic)$650
M.Gerarda (Chromatic)$1800
McNeela(Diatonic)$650

Concertina

They are all similar in sound, but have different button layouts. A player wouldn’t be able to pick up a German model to play if he didn’t know how to play an English concertina.

INSTRUMENTPrice
Hohner (German)$250
Musicians Gear (Anglo)$260
Wren (Anglo)$500
Sparrow (English).$600

Final Thoughts

Before you can even think about the price, you need to be clear on what you are looking for. Consider the following and do your research:

  • What type of music do you want to listen?
  • Accordion and Concertina
  • Piano Style or Button Style
  • Chromatic or Diatonic
  • Bisonoric and Unisonoric

Once you have decided on the items, start looking for brands that offer to buy accordions that match your needs.

2 Comments

  1. David Cutler

    06/06/2020 at 1:25 PM

    Thanks for the information.

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