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Laurent Jarry

Laurent Jarry Accordion maker
Contact
French, English
Hours:
Monday 14:00 - 18:00, Tuesday to Friday 09:30 - 12:30/14:00 - 18:00
Phone:
+33 (0)148588397
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The accordina creator

  • • Laurent fixes and restores accordions
  • • He also sells second hand pieces in his shop
  • • He was the first to bring back accordinas in 1995

Laurent Jarry is adamant that you don’t need to be an accordionist to be passionate about the instrument. After playing it for some time in his youth, he knew that his love of accordions was not about playing, but rather the object itself. He opened his workshop to pursue his passion of the various aspects of the instrument: repairing, restoring, and selling second hand pieces to give them a new life. His signature creation is the accordina; a small accordion keyboard, the bellows of which have been replaced by the blow of the player. Invented by André Borel in the 1950s, Jarry was the first to bring them back in the 90s and has since designed three models that confirmed him as a specialist of the instrument.

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Works

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Photo: © Laurent Jarry
Elm accordina

The accordina is a wind, metal free reed and keyboard musical instrument of rectangular shape. The model presented here is made of elm burr and abalone for the buttons of the keyboard. A mouthpiece, located on the side, allows the column of air to be blown into the instrument. It succeeds Wheatstone's Symphonium, the wind accordions of the late 19th century or André Borel's accordina of the 1950/60s.

Length 29.5 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 7 cm

Photo: © Laurent Jarry
Taxus accordina

The accordina is a small musical instrument whose uniqueness sparks curiosity. This wind, metal free reed and keyboard instrument of rectangular shape is made here of taxus burr and grey nacre. The side of the instrument is decorated with ornaments engraved in the wood. A mouthpiece, located on the side, allows the column of air to be blown into the instrument.

Length 29.5 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 7 cm

Photo: © Laurent Jarry
Cherry accordina

The accordina is a wind, metal free reed and keyboard musical instrument of rectangular shape with ornamental decorations on the side. The model presented here is made of cherry wood and a synthetic material of a mother of pearls white colour for the buttons of the keyboard. A mouthpiece, located on the side, allows the column of air to be blown into the instrument.

Length 29.5 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 7 cm

Photo: © Laurent Jarry
Walnut accordina

The accordina is a wind, metal free reed and keyboard musical instrument with a mouthpiece on the side to play the instrument. Of rectangular shape with ornamental decorations on its sides, the model presented here is made of walnut and a black and white synthetic material for the buttons of the keyboard. The accordina by Laurent Jarry was the first new generation of the 1990s after André Borel invented them in the 1950s.

Length 29.5 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 7 cm

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