Laurent Jarry, accordinas maker

Since 1995

For 25 years, Laurent Jarry, Master craftsman in craftsmanship, has been creating accordinas in his workshop in Montreuil (Paris). Since 1995, Laurent Jarry has been reviving the manufacture of the accordina in the tradition of Charles Wheatstone’s Symphonium in 1829, the “wind accordions” from the end of the 19th century to André Borel’s accordina marketed in the 50s and 60s.

My Story with the Accordina

My Story

with the Accordina

Fascinated by these “wind accordions”, from 1992 onwards, I began creating an accordina of an entirely new design to meet the requirements of today’s musicians; Guided just as much by the desire to achieve “something” as a challenge, as by expressing through a realization, a know-how.

After three years of work and research, the prototype was presented at a concert given by Jacques Bolognesi (accordina), Mico Nissim (piano), Francis Jauvain (accordina) and Pierrick Hardy (guitar) as part of the Journées de la Facture Instrumentale en Seine-Saint-Denis in May 1995.

Since then, I have been continuously manufactoring this instrument.

My accordinas are now being exported throughout the European continent as well as to the United States, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, Taiwan, Korea…

Laurent Jarry

Master craftsman in craftsmanship

Accordinas maker
Restorer-tuner maker for accordions and bandoneons
Winner of the Grand Prix Départemental des Métiers d’Art (SEMA)
Expert in accordions and other free reed instruments from the French Union of Experts Specialised in Antiquities and Works of Art (UFE)
Winner of the 2006 “Artinov” Prize

1949 |

1949

Patent registration of the first accordina invented by André Borel under the name of Chromatic Harmonicon.

This instrument is in line with the “wind accordions” whose existence dates back to the 19th century.

1992 |

1992

Beginning of the adventure with the design of a new accordina by looking for a timbre specific to the instrument and a quality of keyboard to meet the requirements of the instrumentalists.

1995 |

1995

Accordina

The accordina is presented in concerts, as part of the Journées de la Facture Instrumentale en Seine-Saint-Denis.

Laurent Jarry has been the first to design an accordina since André Borel, creator of the instrument after the Second World War, following Charles Wheatstone’s Symphonium in 1829 and the “wind accordions” of the late 19th century.

2004 |

2004

Accordina 2

Two years of development have resulted in significant improvements to the instrument.

Mounted on a new chassis that promotes sound emission, the specifically developed stainless steel reeds are “handmade”.

The 2nd generation accordina has a richer timbre, a dynamic and powerful sound allowing for an even more nuanced playing.

2017 |

2017

Accordina 3

After more than twenty years of experience, a 3rd generation accordina is born!

A completely redesigned design and new manufacturing tools offer extreme quality and precision while maintaining a specific and incomparable sound of the instrument.

• Models in stock
Models in stock

Natural wood types

Accordina Cherry wood

1 610,00

Natural wood types

Accordina Yew wood

1 610,00

Natural wood types

Accordina Walnut wood

1 610,00

Natural wood types

Accordina Apple wood

1 690,00

Limited Editions

Accordina Black Intense

2 650,00
3 290,00