Compiled by Jeroen Nijhof.
Please let me know if you find any errors, or if you know of a link that should be included!

Manufacturers and Brands

There are many accordion manufacturers, and even more brands -- may shops will import accordions and sell them under their own brand name. Here is a list, cobbled together from various sources.
But first, here are some logos of unknown accordion brands -- please let me ( Jeroen Nijhof ) know if you recognise any of them!

1) identified as made by Paolo Soprani. 2) unknown accordion logo: ram's head 3) identified as a Marinucci logo 4) Unknown logo with eagle: unknown accordion logo: eagle with accordion on shield. The motto reads "BEAUTY TONE QUALITY".

  • Dutch diatonic accordion maker Frans van der Aa (back in the Netherlands, in Geldrop) [MR]
  • Ab. Orfeo from Osimo, Italy (active 1945 - 1951) [HA] [IT]
  • Acadian Accordions are made by Marc Savoy [CA]

  • Accordeon King was a brand name of Gum Einar Ohlsson's Älvdalens Instrumentverkstad, produced from 1951 to 1958. [MM]
  • Mengascini Nello in 1985. [IT]
  • Belgian accordion manufacturer Accordiola [MR] [WM]

  • Accorgan [GA]
  • Accoroni from Castelfidardo, Italy [HA]
  • Ace from Brooklyn, New York [GA] [DC]

  • Acme [WM] [GA]
  • Acmette was apparently a student accordion made by Giulietti (at some point), under specs provided by Pietro Deiro's school. [WM]
  • Karl Willy Adler was a manufacturer of accordions from the Klingenthal area, Germany, founded some time before 1906, and still around in the 1960s. They produced the brand brand. [MH]

  • Admiral. Models: Solo [WM]
  • Aemmitaler Reist Oergeli (in German) is a Schwyzerörgeli manufacturer from Wasen, Switzerland. This seems to be one of two successors of Rudolf Reist: director Peter Wisler-Reist was his son-in-law. (Reist Oergeli, owned by Rudolf's son Hansruedi is the other).
  • Aida is a brand name of Xianghe Tianyin Musical Instrument Co. Ltd

  • Aidi is a relatively new Chinese accordion brand
  • AKKO (in Russian) from Voronezh, Russia, makes bayans and piano accordions. It was founded by Vladimir Vasylyevich Avralev (who died in February 2006).
  • Akkord from Kaluga, Russia (piano + chromatic Altair, Orion) [MR]

  • Alas [GA]
  • Alba produces (or produced?) a MIDI (2-row) button accordion
  • Fratelli Alessandrini from Castelfidardo makes piano accordions and chromatic button accordions. Allesandrini was founded in 1978. [CC] [MR] [WM] [AM] [IT]

  • Allegra is the brand name for economy models from Teknofisa
  • Allegro [WM]
  • Allodi is the own brand of the epynomous shop; they are currently made by Fantini.

  • Alpha Music from Castelfidardo, Italy, (active 1978 - 1998) owned the Elena Soprani and Moreschi Brands. These brands are now owned by Pasco Italia [IT]
  • Älvdalens Instrumentverkstad from Sweden was founded in 1947 by Gum Einar Ohlsson. From 1951 he produced accordions under the Accordeon King brand name. Production ceased in 1958. [MM]
  • Americana [WM]

  • Andante [WM]
  • Gualtiero (later S. A.?) Anelli from Cremona, Italy (active 1938 - 1952) [HA] [WM] [IT]
  • Ansaldo [WM]

  • Antelope. Models: Preciosa (German diatonic) [WM]
  • Antonelli from Osimo, Italy [HA]
  • Aquila was a brand name of Elio Gabbanelli [GA]

  • Alfred Arnold ("AA") was a manufacturer of bandoneons and accordions from Carlsfeld, Germany, founded in 1911. It was and still is a sought after brand -- apparently Astor Piazzolla only played on pre-war Alfred Arnold bandoneons. [MH]
  • Ernst Louis Arnold was a manufacturer of bandoneons and concertinas from Carlsfeld, Germany, founded in 1864. [MH]
  • Arpeggio [WM] [GA]

  • Art Novelty [GA]
  • Artisan. Models: Royal [WM]
  • Atlas. Models: Century [WM]

  • Augusto Torio from New York [WM]
  • Avanti [GA]
  • Dino Baffetti from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1977. [CC] [MR] [WM] [AM] [IT]

  • Tianjin Bai Di Musical Instruments Co. was founded in 2004, after the bankruptcy of the Tianjin branch of the Parrot Accordion Company. They make both piano accordions and chromatic button accordions. In cooperation with the Beijing Children's Palace they have founded the Accordion Band of Beijing Children's Palace. [Flash menu]
  • Baile (China) [WM]
  • Baldoni from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Apart from their own brand, they also sell Baffettis and Stagis, and recordings, sheet music, accessories, etc. [MR] [WM]

  • Altimoro Baleani from Castelfidardo (active 1948 - 1976). Logo: Altimoro Baleani logo: eagle with accordion [IT] [Q]
  • The Ballarini brand is owned by Nick Ballarini and his son Nick. [WM]
  • Accordion manufacturer Ballone Burini from Castelfidardo, Italy, makes piano accordions and chromatic button accordions, both with Stradella and with free-bass. Ballone Burini was founded in 1922. [CC] [HA] [MR] [WM] [AM] [IT]

  • Niclot Mario Banche from Leni Torinese, Italy, founded in 1933. [AM]
  • Bandmaster (Germany) [WM]
  • Bandonion & Concertinafabrik Klingenthal from Klingenthal, Germany, produces bandoneons and Chemnitzers. They aim to continue the tradition of the Alfred Arnold instruments -- apparently they bought the rights to the AA brand.

  • Barcarole was the brand of Gebr. Gündel from Klingenthal, Germany. [MH] [WM]
  • Baro from Roth, Germany (piano + chromatic bandoneon concertina) [MR]
  • Bartona from Vercelli, Italy [HA]

  • Music shop Baston (in Russian) from Tula sells bayans, piano accordions and garmons from many brands (including Weltmeister, Ballone Burini, OVK Melodiya etc.), as well as own brand Baston garmons (in Russian)
  • Accordion dealer Bayanoff (in Russian) from Kazan sells bayans, piano accordions and garmons from many brands (including Weltmeister, Pigini, AKKO, etc.), as well as own brand Bayanoff (in Russian) garmons and a converter bayan.
  • Bayerland Harmonikas, (in German) from Hemau, Germany, owned by Konrad Rahm, makes Steyrische accordions and piano accordions. They also sell second hand instruments. They have a museum too, with over 300 instruments.

  • Beaver (Germany) [WM]
  • Beccaresci from Recanati, Italy [HA]
  • Begnaud Accordions are Cajun accordions made by Lee Begnaud; he is retired. [CA]

  • Bell from New York [WM] [GA] [DC]
  • Bellard Accordions are Cajun accordions that were made by Floyd "Slim"" Bellard; he is retired. [CA]
  • Bellini [WM]

  • Beltrami Accordions, made by Claudio Beltrami from Stradella since 1975 (company founded 1988) [AM] [IT]
  • Beltuna from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1982. As of 2008 Beltuna employs about 40 people. [CC] [MR] [WM] [AM] [IT]
  • Bengts (or Bengt's) was the brand of AB Dragspelstjänst in Stockholm, which was founded in 1940 by Algot Bengtsson. Previously he had worked for Gunnar Orre and for the Hagström repair shop. Bengts accordions have a good reputation. The brand still exists, but the accordions are now made by Bugari. [MM]

  • Olav Bergflodt from Moss, Norway, has been making diatonic accordions for almost 20 years.
  • Bergrauner was the brand of Hugo Rauner from Klingenthal, Germany. [MH]
  • Beronius & C:o from Sweden made accordions between 1952 and 1958. [MM]

  • Bertrini [WM]
  • Otto Beuschold was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]
  • Felice Bianchi from Stradella, Italy (active 1948 - 1950) [HA] [IT]

  • Bianco from Portland, Oregon
  • Bippus (in German) / (in Dutch) is the accordion brand of Siegfried Bippus, from Behrensdorf, Germany, also sold by Gernot Lorenzen from Blekendorf and Jan Bruintjes from Buitenpost, the Netherlands. Models with and without cassotto are available.
  • BGK Beschäftigungsgesellschaft Klingental makes accordions under the Silvetta brand name: piano accordions, chromatic button accordions, and diationic accordions (Club, Wiener, German, and Schweizer Örgeli) It is a "Schaumanufaktur", i.e. part of the factory is open to the public.

  • Black Diamond accordions are made in China, with Italian reeds. The brand is owned by Greg Dunn, from West Mersea, Essex, and sold on-line, at their showroom, and at various accordion and music festivals around the UK.
  • Gebrüder Blei was a manufacturer of accordions from Sachsenberg-eorgenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1941. [MH]
  • Robert Bleier was a manufacturer of bandoneons from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1923. [MH]

  • Luigi Bocchi from San Pancrazio, Parma, Italy (active 1889 - 1920) [HA] [IT]
  • Bolero [WM]
  • Bomar, made in Italy; but probably an American brand [Q]

  • Bompezzo from Castelfidardo makes chromatic button accordions, piano accordions and diatonic accordions. Bompezzo was founded in 1983 by Giampaolo Bompezzo. [CC] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Bon Cajun Accordions are made by Jay Miller, grand son of Larry Miller who made Bon Tee Cajun Accordions [CA]
  • Bon Tee Cajun Accordions were made by Larry Miller. He retired in December 2006 and passed his business on to his grandson, Jay Miller, who continues under the Bon Cajun Accordions brand name. with Mike Miller Larry authored a You Can Play Cajun Accordion Book & CD Set. An article about Larry Miller [MR]

  • Bon Temps Accordions are made by Jude Moreau from Groves, Texas. Previously Anthony Falcon also made accordions under the "Bon Temps" name. [CA]
  • Bonelli [WM]
  • Ubaldo Bontempi from Castelfidardo, Italy (active 1936 - 1952) [HA] [IT]

  • Bonvicini [WM]
  • Borelli from Chatillon - Colignu, France (piano + chromatic diatonic Borelli) [WM] [MR]
  • Borsini, [uses flash] founded in 1922 by Elio Borsini, makes piano accordions and chromatic button accordions, with or without free-bass convertor. During the 1990s Elio's son, Vincenzo Borsini has worked on improving the bass mechanism of free-bass convertors, and on designing lighter instruments. [CC] [HA] [WM] [MR] [AM] [IT]

  • Bos Melodion [WM]
  • Boudini [WM]
  • Bouelli [WM]

  • Bowmar [WM]
  • The Boxeen was a light 3-voice instrument inspired by the Paolo Soprani accordions from the 1950s and 1960s, designed by Jim Coogan from New York (who passed away November 2006) and John Nolan. They were made by Alessandrini.
  • Brandoni & Sons from Castelfidardo makes piano accordions and chromatic button accordions, from student models to cassoto and convertor models. Brandoni was founded in 1951; it is now owned by Bompezzo [CC] [MR] [AM] [IT]

  • A site on "The making of musical instruments in Canada" includes two diatonic accordions, one by Clément Breton from Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon (1990-1991) and (on the same page) one by Gagné et Frères, made ca. 1910.
  • Brindisi [WM]
  • Brunati. Model: Italo. Logo: Brunati logo: weapon, quarters, two gold notes on a red background and two stars on a blue background [Q]

  • Brünner Musica from Recanati, Italy, is the manufacturer of Stagi (/Bastari) concertinas. They make English and Anglo concertinas and bandoneons. [MR]
  • Buday [GA]
  • Budowitz (Austria) [WM]

  • Bugari Armando from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1961. [CC] [WM] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • (Ildo) Busilachio from Osimo, Italy [HA]
  • Butoni [Q]

  • A[ntonio] Butti & Sons N.Y. was an accordion dealer in New York. According to [GA] Charles Nunzio got a $700 accordion from Antonio Butti when he was aged 7 (in 1920). Might or might not be related to the A. Butti of Italfisa [GA] [WM]
  • by Marco accordions (piano or chromatic button accordions) are made by Marco Cagiada from Stradella, Italy. Before he started for himself in 2000, he worked for Fratelli Crosio, Dallapè and Lucchini. [IT]
  • Cagnoni from Osimo, Italy [HA]

  • Cairdin makes Irish button accordions
  • Cajun Accordions is used as a brand name by John Roger and by Elton Doucet [CA]
  • Jim Meloche's list of builders Of Cajun Accordions

  • Camaro [WM]
  • Camerano [WM]
  • Camillo accordions were "hand crafted exclusively for Canadian Accordion Institute LTD, 1784 East Hastings St. Vancouver G.B.C by Guerrini & Sons". Model: Superlini. [WM]

  • Campana [WM]
  • Cantabella (in Spanish) is a brand of conjunto accordions, owned by Ramón Ayala. Apparently they are made by Polverini
  • Ulderico Cantarini, and later Fratelli Cantarini from Castelfiardo (active 1942 - 1963) [WM] [IT]

  • Cantulia accordions and bandoneons were manufactured by the company Kahnt & Uhlmann, situated at Altenburg/Thüringen, Germany, starting 1880. On 2nd January 1937 the Cantulia KG moved to Siegburg (26 km from Cologne and 10 km from Bonn) and rented a hall, nowadays property of the Siegwerk AG, from the cigarette manufacturer Haus Neuerburg. In the 50s Cantulia/Siegburg competed with Hohner, and Hohner finally bought the company to kill the competition - they manufactured a few more Cantulias before closing the factory forever on December 31, 1957. The spelling Kantulia also occurs. [WM] [Q]
  • Capri [WM]
  • Marino Carbonari from Castelfidardo (active 1955 - 1962) [GA] [IT]

  • Primo Carbonari from Castelfidardo, Italy (active 1945 - 1955) [HA] [IT]
  • Accordéons Carpentier from Verdun, France (piano + button diatonic) [WM] [MR]
  • Carroll Concertinas, owned by Wally Carroll from Villa Hills, Kentucky, makes Anglo concertinas, based on a Wheatstone design.

  • Casalli [WM]
  • Casino [WM]
  • Castagnari from Recanati, Italy, is a maker of quality diatonic instruments. A Castagnari page by Laurent Daverio It was founded in 1914 by Giacomo Castagnari. [WM] [MR] [AM] [IT]

  • Castelfisa from Recanati, Italy (active 1946 - 1961) [HA] [IT]
  • Castiglione from Warren, Michigan, imports and sells accordions under their own brand name (as well as other brands). [WM] [DC]
  • Catena, either a very smal manufacturer or an importer ("badge manufacturer") from New York. "Catena Accordion Corp." is listed as an exhibitor at a 1940 trade fair in Chicago.

  • Cav. Della Noce (in Italian) di Falconi Gianni from Miano, Italy, founded in 2000. [AM] [IT]
  • Cavagnolo Accordions (in French) from Beynost, France, specialises in Musette accordions (5 row chromatic button accordions), but it also makes piano accordions. They also produce the reedless Odyssee model. [WM] [MR]
  • Cellini [WM] [GA] [Q]

  • The company Cemex ("Compagnia Elettro Musicale Excelsior s.r.l") from Castelfidardo, Italy, was founded in 1985. It has been renamed to Excelsior, which always was the brand name. [CC] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Cerabino [GA]
  • Cerini [WM]

  • Chanson is a Chinese value brand of accordions and concertinas
  • Charron Freres [WM]
  • Giovanni and later Giacinto Chiusaroli from Recanati, Italy (active 1886 - 1954). [HA] [IT]

  • Chromaster, possibly made by (or for) Crown Accordion Company from Chicago. [Q]
  • Ci & Emme from Castelfidardo, Italy, was founded in 1992. They make accordions to order, with personalised brand names. [AM] [IT]
  • CIFD from Osimo, Italy [HA]

  • Cinelli [WM]
  • Giovanni and later Francesco Cingolani from Recanati, Italy (active 1856 - 1973) [HA] [WM]
  • Fratelli Cintioli from Castelfidardo, Italy (active 1953 - 1964) [GA] [IT]

  • Cintiolli (maybe a typo fo Cintioli) [WM]
  • Vince Cirelli from Brisbane, near San Francisco (USA) established Cirelli Accordion Service in 1946. He made a few accordions under his own name, it seems, but later mainly focussed on accordion repair and teaching. He is still around -- December 2008 the San Francisco Accordion club celebrated his 88th(?) birthday. [GA]
  • Paddy Clancy from County Limerick, Ireland makes hand crafted (Irish diatonic) accordions.

  • Co-Operativa from Pesaro, Italy [HA]
  • Co-Operativa Armonica from Vercelli, Italy [HA]
  • Co-Operative Armonica from Stradella, Italy [HA]

  • Colombo & Sons from San Francisco was founded in 1927 by Colombo Piatanesi (who was previously co-owner of Guerrini) and his two sons, Gary and Faust. From the late 1930s they imported the less expensive models from the Piatanesi family in Italy; in 1954 production in the USA stopped, and all accordions were imported from Italy. Colombo Piatanesi died in 1941; around that time another family member, Gordon Piatanesi had joined the company, and he became the sole owner in 1981. In 1987 Paul Pasquali became a partner, but he sold out his share in 1992 to set up Accordions International in Salt Lake City; Gordon Piatanesi retired and disbanded the company in 1994. [WM] [GA]
  • Combo 'Cordion [GA]
  • Como, made in Italy; badge manufacturing? [Q]

  • Connor Concertinas from Rochford, England [MR]
  • Contello [WM]
  • Continental was (also) a brand name used by Mike Carino (Enterprises / Music), from San Francisco. They were made by Galanti. Model: Harlequin (which has the colours on piano keys inverted, black for the scale of C and white for the accidentals). [Q]

  • Continental was a brand name of Herfeld & Co from Neuenrade, Westphalia, Germany.
  • Cooperativa Armoniche from Vercelli, Italy, was founded in 1921. The company is now renamed to Cooperfisa, it seems. [AM]
  • Cooperfisa from Vercelli, Italy, produces accordions of any type: chromatic button accordions and piano accordions, with Stradella bass or free bass, as well as diatonic accordions and MIDI accordions. In some countries they trade or traded under the name of Coopèrativa Armoniche. [MR]

  • Cora was a brand of Svenska Dragspelsfabriken [MM]
  • Cordovox [WM]
  • Corelli [WM]

  • Corinaldes from Mondolfo, Italy [HA]
  • Corona was a brand of Svenska Dragspelsfabriken. Corona is also a Hohner diatonic accordion model, popular in Tex Mex. [MM]
  • Cortini [GA] was a brand of Frontalini Accordion Co. in Chicago

  • Cotati [WM]
  • Covella [WM]
  • Crawfish Cajun accordions are made by Jarkko Helin from Finland.

  • Albino Cristofanelli from Recanati, Italy (active 1951 - 1962)
  • Crown Cajun accordions were made by the late John Clifton Hëbert from Maurice, Louisiana. Models: Master [CA]
  • The Crown Accordion Company from Chicago was founded in the 1950s by Tony Serbellini (who had previously co-founded Imperial), Geramia Georgietti and Oswaldo Guerrini. [WM] [GA]

  • Sante Crucianelli from Castelfidardo, Italy (active 1888 - 1971) [HA] [WM] [GA] [IT]
  • Cucchini from Stradella, Italy [MR]
  • Daily di Monaco from Numana, Italy (active 1964 - 1975) [HA] [IT]

  • Mariano Dallapé e Figlio, founded in Stradella in 1876, produces "personalised" accordions, both piano accordions and chromatic button accordions, with either standard bass or converter free bass. [HA] [WM] [GA] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • DaVinci [WM]
  • De Rossi [WM]

  • Dega accordions were made by Alberto Morbidoni [MR]
  • Del Principe [GA]
  • Delco [WM]

  • Czech manufacturer Delicia, now owned by Zdenek Koutny - Accordion Service, makes (cheap) chromatic button accordions, piano accordions and diatonic accordions, as well. They also make (more expensive) accordions under the Ligatone and Fantasy brand names. [WM] [MR]
  • Eredi Della Noce was a maker of diatonic accordions ("organetti") from Teramo, Italy (active 1985 - 2000) [AM] [IT]
  • Guiseppe Della Noce from Teramo, Italy (active 1928 - 1992) [IT]

  • D.E.M.M. di Cionfrini M. from Porto Recanati, Italy, founded in 1990. [AM] [IT]
  • Antonio Di Leonardo & Figli from Chieti, Italy, founded in 1935. They make diatonic instruments. [MR] [AM]
  • Currently Michael J. Arralde sells accordions under the Diamond brand name.

  • Diamond cajun accordions are made by Horace James Thibodeaux from Houston, Texas [CA]
  • In the early part of the 20th century, after the Piatanesi Accordion Company faltered, Aldo Morbidoni imported accordions from the Morreshi brothers in Italy and sold them under the Diamond brand name on the West Coast of the USA. [WM] [GA]
  • D'Intino from Ripa Teatina, Italy, founded in 1980. [AM]

  • C & R Dipper Concertinas [MR]
  • Viktor Dise from Gothenburg, Sweden ran the Skandia factory, which made accordions for Hagström's Skandia line. Later he made accordions under his own name. The brand still exists. [MM]
  • Carl Wilhelm Dölling was a manufacturer of bandoneons and concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1898. [MH]

  • Carl Dölling was a manufacturer of bandoneons and concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1880. [MH]
  • Joh. Hermann Dörfel was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1894. [MH]
  • Don Nobel Co. [GA]

  • Dorovi [WM]
  • Elton Doucet from Church Point, Lousiana, makes accordions under the "Cajun Accordions" brand name
  • D'Scala [WM]

  • Duma [WM]
  • E. guidi seems to be the own brand name of Eleonora Guidi from London, UK.
  • E[lena] Soprani is a brand name used by Pasco Italia

  • Frank Edgley from Michigan has played Anglo concertinas for almost 18 years, and repaired them for 15 years; and he now builds them as well. He has played with several Celtic groups in Michigan and Ontario, and teaches as well.
  • Edler Harmonikas, owned by Gerhard Grübl from St. Martin am Tennengebirge in Austria, makes 3 and 4 row diatonic accordions and piano accordions and chromatic button accordions with Helikon basses.
  • Egisto Bontempi [WM]

  • Eichhorn (in German) from Schwyz, Switzerland, claims to be the oldest Schwyzerörgeli manufacturer from Switzerland - it was founded in 1886 by Alois Eichhorn (in German) In their shop they also sell Bugari and Hohner accordions, and they repair all brands of schwyzerörgeli and chromatic accordions.
  • Ekart (in German) München, Germany, owned by Josef Ekart, makes Steyerische accordions -- including self playing ones (that play from mini disc...)
  • Eldorado [GA]

  • Elettra L'Artigiana from Castelfidardo, Italy [HA]
  • Elgeria was an accordion brand from Klingenthal, East Germany. [Q]
  • Elka from Recanaty, Italy (active 1965 - 1994) mostly made electronic and MIDI accordions (and later keyboards); it was taken over by GEM, the successor of Galanti [WM] [IT]

  • Embassy [WM]
  • Empire accordions from New York [DC]
  • Empress [WM]

  • Enfonica from Castelfidardo, Italy [HA]
  • The Excel Accordion Company from Chicago was set up around 1950 by former Italo-American employees, but after a lawsuit from Excelsior they had to change the name; they changed it to Imperial [GA]
  • Excello [WM]

  • Excelsiola was a brand or model name of Excelsior [GA]
  • Excelsior was established New York in 1924; in 1948 a factory in Castelfidardo was opened. Models: Excelsiola, Accordiana [WM] [GA] [AM]
  • Falcon Accordions are Cajun accordions made by Randy Falcon from Duson, Louisiana

  • Faletti and Drew, labeled "made in Italy" [Q]
  • Fantini Accordions from Castelfidardo, Italy, was founded in 1984. They produce piano accordions, chromatic button accordions, converter accordions and diatonic accordions. [CC] [WM] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Farfisa from Castelfidardo/Camerano, Italy, was founded in 1946 by Silvio Scandalli, Settimio Soprani, and Frontalini. Farfisa stands for "FAbbriche Riunite De FISArmoniche", United Accordion Factory, although the Farfisa brand name is best known for electronic organs, of course. Paolo Soprani merged with Scandalli in 1984 (or 1987?). From 1987 Farfisa became part of Gruppo Bontempi, and the accordion producing part of the company went under the name of La Fisarmonica di Paolo Bontempi. In 1995 the Paolo Soprani and Scandalli brands were spun off into Menghini, later Suoni s.r.l. [WM] [GA] [AM] [IT]

  • Fas from Castelfidardo [CC]
  • Federfisa [WM]
  • Ferrari [WM]

  • Ferroni [WM]
  • FIAS (Fabbrica Italiana Armoniche Stradella) from Stradella, Italy (active 1946 - 1965). Brand currently owned by Tino Lucchini. [HA] [IT]
  • Pasquale Ficosecco from Castelfidardo, Italy (1889 in Loreto; from 1927 in Castelfidardo. Successor: Cesare Ficosecco) [HA] [IT]

  • Finnish Accordion Works is owned by Aaro Luukinen from Pori, Finland; he makes and repairs one and two row diatonic accordions. He also repairs chromatic button accordions and piano accordions. He is the son of accordion maker Matti Luukinen.
  • Firotti was the brand of Fritz Rockstroh from Georgenthal, Germany. [MH]
  • FISAR from Ancona, Italy [HA]

  • Fisart & Vignoni from Castelfidardo produces both stradella and converter piano and chromatic accordions, as well as diatonic accordions. Fisart was founded in 1982 by Giancarlo Vignoni. Was also known as "Fisart di Pigini & Vignoni" and "Fisart di Vignoni & Pigini". [CC] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Gebrüder Fischer was a manufacturer of accordions from Zwota, Germany, founded some time before 1941. [MH]
  • Paul Fischer was a manufacturer of children's accordions and concertinas from Untersachsenberg, Germany, founded in 1887. [MH]

  • Fisitalia from Castelfiardo makes piano accordions and chromatic button accordions. [MR] [IT]
  • Fismen (in German) Used to be Fismen di Menghini Nello & C. from Loreto, Italy, founded in 2000, (and is stil listed as such, in Castelfidardo), but as of 2010 the brand -- or at least the domain name -- seems to be Austrian, and owned by Günther Lerch. [AM] [IT]
  • Flatscher Harmonikas (in German) from Lofer, Austria, makes Steyrische accordions.

  • Cesare Fontanella from Castelfidardo, Italy (active 1925 - 1958) [IT]
  • G. Fontanella from Pesaro, Italy (active 1951 - ?) [HA]
  • Foreman Accordions are Cajun accordions made by Blackie Foreman from Maurice, Lousiana. Formerly he built accordions under the Kajun Klassic Accordions name. [CA]

  • Frama. Models: Princess [WM]
  • Francini [WM]
  • French/Italian accordion manufacturer Fratelli Crosio from Stradella makes chromatic button accordions and piano accordions. The company was founded in 1934 by Ettore and Mario Crosio; in 1975 the brand was taken over by Federzoni e Bosoni (who stopped production in 1995?); today the brand is owned by Cooperativa Music Pool. [HA] [WM] [MR] [IT]

  • Fratelli Soprani from Castelfidardo (active 1916 - 1978). There's also a "Soprani Fratelli", active 1951 - 1981 -- they might or might not be the same brothers. [IT]
  • Carl Fridberg was the first Swedish accordion manufacturer. He started in 1873. [MM]
  • Frisco [WM]

  • Frontalini was a brand of Frontalini Accordion Co. from Chicago, with the factory in Numana, Italy. In 1946 Frontalini merged with other companies to form Farfisa [WM] [GA] [HA] [IT]
  • G Soprani from Castelfidardo [Q]
  • Elio Gabbanelli (September 11, 1903 - 1972) from Castelfidardo was the first member of the Gabbanelli family to manufacture accordions. He learned his trade with Paolo Soprani, and worked for Crucianelli and Silvestrini, before starting his own company in 1929. His sons, Marcello, Ubaldo, Gianfranco (John) and Anacleto, joined him around the 1950s, and Elio opened a second operation which produced accordions under the Aquilla brand. Gabbanelli accordions were also sold in the United states under the Noble and Reno brands. In 1960, John Gabbanelli emigrated to Houston and set up the US Gabbanelli brand. In 1966 Ubaldo Gabbanelli took over his father's company; and in 1973 the Gabbanellis co-founded SEM. (This information comes from a chapter in "The Golden Age of the Accordion" by Julius V. Tupa.) [GA] [IT]

  • Formerly Ubaldo, and now Elio II Gabbanelli Accordions from Castelfidardo, Italy, produces diatonic accordions, piano accordions and chromatic button accordions. Ubaldo Gabbanelli took over (or re-founded) the company from his father, Elio Gabbanelli in 1966. [CC] [MR] [AM] [GA] [IT]
  • Accordion manufacturer Gabbanelli from Houston, Texas produces piano, chromatic, midi and diatonic accordions. The company was started in 1960 by John (Gianfranco) Gabbanelli, son of Elio Gabbanelli. Since 2001 they are made by International Music Company from Castelfidardo. [MR] [GA] [WM]
  • Bertrand Gaillard (in French) is a French maker of diatonic accordions. [WM] [MR]

  • The Galanti accordion factory in Mondaino, Italy, (active 1898 - 1974) was founded by Domenico, Egidio and Robusto Galanti, sons of accordion builder Antonio Galanti, at the end of the 19th century. In 1920 they started exporting to New York as "Galanti Bros". In 1959 the sons of Egidio Galanti set up "Galanti Egidio Mondaino S.r.l" (GEM) which focussed on electronic instruments (altough it seems that 1951 and 1955 there was a "Galanti Egidio" accordion brand). Marcello Galanti left in 1969 to set up electronic organ manufacturer Viscount, GEM became Generalmusic which is still managed by Matteo Galanti. A history of Galanti and Generalmusic (PDF). From an article about Dutch trio The Three Jacksons (in Dutch) I get the impression that Galanti accordions were later made by Baldini from Cattolica (but that might be wrong). Models: Chrysler. According to a 1981 Directory of contemporary American musical instrument makers in 1975 Galanti Brothers were located in Ridgefield, New Jersey. [HA] [WM] [IT] [DC]
  • Remolo or Romolo Galassi from Mondolfo, near Fano, Italy (active 1931 - 1952) [HA] [IT]
  • Galitzie Sordoni [WM]

  • Galizi Bros. from New York [WM] [GA]
  • Galleazzi & Sons from San Francisco (active 1896 - 1944) [GA]
  • Galliano accordions are made by Luciano Gallo from Preganziol di Treviso, Italy. The company was founded in 1980. [AM] [IT]

  • Galotta was the brand of G. A. Schlott & Söhne from Zwota and Brunndöbra, Germany. [MH] [WM]
  • Ganinskaya Garmonnaya Fabrika (in Russian) is (or was?) a maker of Garmons, Russian diatonic accordions. According to a 2002 article about Ganinskaya (in Russian) the company used to be a supplier to the army, and an exporter, but was close to bankruptcy at that point.
  • General [GA] [WM]

  • Enrico, and later Figli (or Fratelli) Gentili from Macerata, Italy (active 1921 - 1975). There also was a Luciano Gentili in Recanati who made accordions. [WM] [IT] [HA]
  • Dutch Bandoneon and concertina maker Harry Geuns. Apart from building them, he also repairs and tunes bandoneons. On his website, he has got layout diagrams of a few types of bandoneons: so far Zademack, Kusserow, and Gabla. [MR]
  • Franco Gioacchini from Osimo Stazione, Italy, founded in 1990, makes diatonic schwyzerörgeli. [MR] [AM] [IT]

  • Giulianova -- possibly not a brand name, but the town. [WM]
  • Giulietti accordions was founded in New York in 1923 by Luigi (Louis) Giuletti. Previously he had learned his trade with Soprani in Italy, emigrated to the USA in 1914 and co-founded Italo-American; in 1919 he traveled to New York, worked for Galizi for a while. His son Julio joined the company, and took over after his father's death in 1950. He was very interested in improving the accordion, and in particular in 1960 he introduced the Giulietti Free-Bassetti System. Giulieti Accordion Corporation was active until at least 1984, by which time it was located in Westfield, Massachusetts. In 2010 the brand was revived again by Petosa; the instruments are made by Zero Sette factories in Scandinavia and Brazil. [WM] [GA] [MR] [DC]
  • Giulietti & Pigliacampo (or the other way around) from Sirolo (active 1952 - 1962). Marino Pigliacampo died 1983. [IT]

  • Luchini Giustini from Stradella, Italy (active 1946 - 1954); succeeded by Musitalia. There also was a Gino Giustini, also in Stradella (active 1954 - 1966). [HA] [IT]
  • Giustozzi from Castelfidardo makes chromatic button accordions, piano accordions and diatonic accordions. The company was founded in 1938 by Luigi Giustozzi. [CC] [WM] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Gebrüder Glaß was a manufacturer of accordions from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded some time before 1938. [MH]

  • Horst Glass (in German) from Klingenthal builds and repairs accordions.
  • Reinhard Glaß was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Georgenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1925. [MH]
  • Glaß & Schmidt was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1939. [MH]

  • F. A. Glaß-Magister was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1864. [MH]
  • Globe [WM]
  • Golden Cup accordions are or were made by Jiangyin Jiyang Musical Instrument Co

  • Pedro Gomes from Trossingen, Germany produces accordions for children, hobbyists and professionals, both piano accordions and chromatic button accordions. He also sells second hand accordions, and does repairs.
  • Gondola [WM]
  • Goodlin is a Chinese manufacturer of small accordions. They used to manufacture the Hero brand as well.

  • Grande Vox [WM]
  • Otto Graupner was a manufacturer of accordions from Untersachsenberg, Germany, founded some time before 1929. [MH]
  • Paul Greub from San Francisco (active 1924 - 1975) [GA]

  • Moritz Grimm was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1890. [MH]
  • Gruber is or was a brand of piano accordions and Styrian diatonic accordions made by SEM from Castelfidardo.
  • F. A. Grünert & Söhne was a manufacturer of accordions from Zwota, Germany, founded some time before 1941. [MH]

  • Guagliardi [WM]
  • Gebr. Gündel was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1872. They were still around as late as the 1960s. They produced the brand brand. [MH]
  • Guerrini Da Vinci [WM]

  • Guerrini from Castelfidardo produces chromatic button accordions and piano accordions (also under the Sonola brand) Guerrini was founded in 1920 by Arrigo Guerrini; from 1923 Guerrini accordions were sold in Cleveland through his brother in law, Petromilli. [CC] [HA] [WM] [MR] [AM]
  • There was another Guerrini company in San Francisco. This company was founded in 1903 by Paul Guerrini and Rafaelo Carbonari, who sold the company to Pasquale Petromilli and Colombo Piatanesi in 1907. In 1927 Colombo Piatanesi sold out his share to found Colombo & Sons. Guerrini Company was disbanded in 1968. [GA]
  • Eugenio Guglielmetti from Giaveno, Italy [HA]

  • Guidobaldi from Recanati, Italy [HA]
  • Klaus Gutjahr (in German) is a bandoneon maker from Berlin, Germany. He also performs: as a soloist (mainly baroque music), in two tango groups (Tango Ensemble and Tango Futur), and in a duo with singer/guitarist Michael Z. Together with Melanie Ziesche he has written a self study course for learning to play the bandoneon.
  • Musikhaus J. Gwerder & Sohn (in German) from Steinen, Switzerland, is a manufacturer of Schwyzerörgeli and barrel-organs.

  • Hagström (Sweden). Models: Ambassador, Constellation, Super Chromatic. Musik för miljoner (in Swedish) by Mikael Jansson is a history of Hagström; a 59 page English summary is available from the above page. In Älvdalen there is also a Porphyry and Hagström Museum, [ page in Swedish, but there's a link to an English leaflet] and there is a society Bälgdraget (in Swedish) for former Hagström employees and other accordion enthousiasts. A Wikipedia article about Hagström [WM] [MM]
  • Hansa [WM]
  • Harmona (in German) from Klingental, Germany, produces Harmona and Weltmeister accordions [WM] [MR]

  • Harmonium [WM]
  • Harmony from Ancona, Italy; there also was a Harmony Accordion Company in Manhattan, owned by Phil and Eddie Strongaroni. [HA] [GA]
  • Uwe Hartenhauer (in German) from Klingenthal, Germany, produces bandoneons for professionals and beginners. He also tunes, repairs and restores accordions, bandoneons and concertinas.

  • Gholamreza Seyed Hasani (in Persian) is an accordion/garmon player, maker and collector from Tabriz, Iran.
  • Harald Henschien (in Norwegian) (1902 - 1968) was an accordion manufacturer from Hønefoss, Norway. He made accordions from 1936 to 1958, 6810 instruments in total. Harald Henschien also performed professionally, and published a musig magazine "Rytme" until 1961.
  • Herfeld & Co from Neuenrade, Westphalia, Germany. They produced/sold accordions under their own brand name and under the "Continental" brand name; Also, the company still existed in 1956, it seems: some antiquariat is selling a Herfeld & Co price list from 1956, which lists "Continental" and "Hohner" accordions, as well as various other musical instruments. <--E Paul Hotchkis paul.hotchkis@gmail.com -->

  • Hero (Chinese toy accordions) [WM]
  • Carl Georg Herold was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1906. [MH]
  • Louis Oswald Herold was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Georgenthal, Germany, founded in 1883. [MH]

  • Herrington Concertinas from Mesquite, Texas, makes 30 button Anglos.
  • Ernst Heß was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1872. [MH]
  • Hessmühler Harmonikabau Kurt Schmiedel (in German) from Morgenröhte-Rautenkranz near Klingenthal was founded in 1990. They make piano accordions and diatonic accordions, and sell other brands as well, both new and second hand. [MR]

  • Hlaváček (Czechoslovakia) [WM]
  • Matth. Hohner AG is one of the world's biggest accordion manufacturers. There are separate sites for Hohner USA and Hohner, France. (in French) Models: Verdi, Carmen, Tango, Atlantic, Morino, Ariette (Chinese), and many more: an incomplete list of Hohner accordion models runs to 8 pages. And Matt Kerwin's Hohner Accordion Buying Guide gives an overview of various types of diatonic button accordions (and also piano accordions in the PDF linked to from that page) [WM] [GA] [MR]
  • Arno Hopf was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1902. [MH]

  • C. Robert Hopf was a manufacturer of accordions from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded some time before 1939. [MH]
  • Horch was the brand of Karl Willy Adler from Klingenthal, Germany. [MH]
  • Peter (Stormy) Hyde Accordions from Aldgate, South Australia, makes button accordions. Another site for Hyde Accordions [MR]

  • Imperial from Chicago started out as The Excel Accordion Company, which was founded around 1950 by former Italo-American employees Carl Gaspesetti, Mike Malatesta and Italo (Tony) Serbellini. But after a lawsuit from Excelsior they had to change the name. After a few years Tony Serbellini went on to found the Crown Accordion Company [GA] [DC]
  • International. Models: Super [WM] [GA]
  • International Music Company from Castelfidardo is the maker of Piermaria and Gabbanelli accordions (the USA Gabbanelli brand, that is) The company was founded in 2001 by Mike Gabbanelli and Mary Gabbanelli from Houston, USA (children of John Gabbanelli), Eric Piermaria from Paris, France (great-grandson of Nazzareno Piermaria) and Bruno Casali. [CC] [WM] [IT]

  • Invicta, [WM] "made in Czechoslovakia"
  • Invicta di Del Bello from Osimo, Italy (active 1946 - 1957) [IT]
  • Invicta di M. & N. Mazzola from Castelfidardo, Italy. (active 1953 - ?) (Selmer) [HA] [WM] [IT]

  • Iorio from New York. Models: Candido, Accorgan [WM] [GA] [DC]
  • Irish Dancemaster from Florida, USA, specialises in low cost, affordable, C#/D and B/C Irish button accordions
  • Italfisa di Butti Antonio from Osimo, Italy (active 1949 - 1958) [HA]

  • Italo Gloria [WM]
  • The Italo-American Accordion Company was founded around 1914 in Chicago, by Luigi Giulietti, Demo, Finau and Bramante Piatanesi and Roberto Rocianni. Finau Piatanesi left around 1920 to start Piatanesi Accordion Company, and in 1923 Giulietti left to found the Giulietti Accordion Company. At the peak, the company had some 100 employees; the brand was a favourite of Guido Deiro. In 1950 the company was taken over by by Guiseppe "Joe" Romagnoli, whose family still owns the business (now in Oak Lawn, Illinois). [WM] [GA] [DC]
  • Emil Jahn was a manufacturer of concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1875. [MH]

  • Herman Jamnik Harmonikabau from Austria produces Steyrische accordions
  • Giuseppe Francesco Janni from Giulianova, Italy, founded in 1882. [AM]
  • Jiangyin Jiyang Musical Instrument Co. from JiangYin, China, is a manufacturer of various types of musical instruments, including the Jinbei and Golden Cup accordion brands. (amongst which the Golden Cup midget accordion). Or was, anyway - the website doesn't mention accordions anymore.

  • Jinbei accordions are or were made by Jiangyin Jiyang Musical Instrument Co
  • Kurt Jobst was a manufacturer of bandoneons and concertinas from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded in 1920. [MH]
  • Joles was the brand of Joles Pelle Olsson, who made accordions in Särna in Sweden between 1945 and 1954. It had the reputation of being a quality brand. [MM]

  • Bayan Jupiter JSK from Moscow, Russia, was founded in 1994 as a successor of the Moscow Experimental Musical Instruments Factory (MEMIF). They make the "Jupiter" brand of bayans.
  • Kärntnerland Schwarz, (in German) from Molln, Austria, owned by Karl and Maria Schwarz, makes diatonic accordions. They do MIDI as well -- and jews' harps.
  • Kajun Klassic Accordions was the brand name of Blackie Foreman. He now trades as Foreman Accordions [CA]

  • Kantulia (in Spanish) is an alternative spelling for Cantulia, also occurring on instruments.
  • Karntnerland (Austria) [WM]
  • Karpek from Milwaukee made (or imported) accordions and concertinas. Founded 1915, inactive as of 1980 (stopped somewhere between 1975 and 1980, it seems); it had 2 employees. [GA] [DC]

  • C.C. Keene [GA]
  • Ketron from Ancona, Italy, founded in 1981. [AM]
  • Kincora Accordions are Irish diatonic accordions, handmade in Ennis, Co. Clare, by master accordion player and tutor Martin Connolly

  • King [GA]
  • Musical Instruments Factory Kirov from Kirov, Russia (piano + chromatic bayans Rubin) [MR]
  • Klingenthal [WM]

  • Kobližek (in Czech) from Humpolec, Czech Republic, makes heligonka accordions. The company was originally founded in the 1930s by Karel, Vlaclav and Antonin Koblizek, in Svetla Nad Sazavou and in Prague. They stopped after the communist nationalisation in 1948, but in 2010 the founder's grandson Jaroslav Kobližek started making accordions again.
  • Andreas Koch from Trossingen, Germany started making accordions in 1904 or so, and were taken over by Hohner in 1929. [WM] [Q]
  • C. A. Koerner was a manufacturer of accordions from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded in 1880. [MH]

  • C. Eduard Körnder was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]
  • Kratt is or was the brand of Krat-Musik GmbH, owned by Jürgen Kratt from Trossingen.
  • L'Aurora from Stradella, Italy (active 1947 - 1952) [HA] [IT]

  • La Diamante from Numana, Italy (active 1955 - 1963) [HA] [IT]
  • La Divina [WM]
  • La dorica from Ancona, Italy (active 1939 - 1946) [HA]

  • La Fisarmonica di Paolo Bontempi was the accordion making part of Farfisa, after that became part of Gruppo Bontempi in 1987 (making Paolo Soprani and Scandalli accordions). In 1995 it was spun off as Menghini.
  • La Louisianne Cajun Accordions are made by Ken Guillory from Lake Charles, Louisianna. [CA]
  • La Melodiosa [WM] was apparently the brand name under which Vince Cirelli designed/ imported accordions from Italy to the USA.

  • La Nuova Stella from Pesaro (or Mondolfo?), Italy (active 1947 - 1963) [HA] [IT]
  • La Prima or LaPrima from New York [GA] [DC]
  • La ritmica from Macerata, Italy [HA]

  • La Scala model Voce D'oro [Q]
  • La Sirena from Loreto, Italy (active 1921 - 1930) [IT]
  • La Stradellina di A. Psotti from Urbana, Italy, founded in 1982. [AM] [IT]

  • La Stradellina from Stradella, Italy (active 1946 - 1964) [HA] [IT]
  • La Tosca. Models: Seville [WM] [GA]
  • La Voce di Castelfidardo from Osimo (or Castelfidardo?), Italy (active 1945 - 1951) [HA] [IT]

  • Louis Lahl was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]
  • Antonio Lajolo from Torino, Italy (active 1950 - 1990) [HA] [IT]
  • Landry Accordions are Cajun accordions made by Leo Landry from Thibodaux, Louisianna [CA]

  • F. Lange from Chemnitz, Germany [WM]
  • Paul Langhammer was a manufacturer of accordionds from Klingenthal, Germany. [MH]
  • Langhammer & Söhne was a manufacturer of accordionds from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]

  • Lantan from Tula, Russia (piano + chromatic bayans, concertina) [MR]
  • Lanziger Harmonikas makes Steyrische accordions and piano accordions (the latter with or without tone chamber).
  • LaSouvana [WM]

  • Le Capitaine Accordions are Cajun accordions made by Danny Dyson from Lake Charles, Louisiana [CA]
  • Le Mar [WM]
  • Dutch diatonic accordion maker Karel van der Leeuw [MR]

  • Ernst Leiterd was a manufacturer of concertinas from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded in 1859. [MH]
  • LeJeune Accordions are Cajun accordions that were made by the late Eddie LeJeune. [CA]
  • Leland (Germany) [WM]

  • Leone [WM]
  • K. A. Leonhardt was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]
  • Lester (Germany) [WM]

  • Lignatone (Delicia | Czechoslovakia) [WM]
  • Lindo [WM]
  • Lira [WM]

  • L'Italia [WM]
  • Musikhaus Littau from Lüdinghausen, Germany, owned by Viktor Littau, is a maufacturer of garmons, Russian type diatonic accordions.
  • Lo Duca Bros from Milwaukee, Wisconsin make accordions -- or import them from Italy and sell them under their own name, I suspect: they also deal in printed music, wine and cooking oils... Models: Petite Grande [WM]

  • Locatelli from Vercelli, Italy [HA]
  • French diatonic accordion builder Bernard Loffet [MR]
  • Logic System from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1990, make MIDI accordions [AM] [IT]

  • Lombard [WM]
  • Longhorn Accordions are Cajun accordions made by Calvin Brisco from Baytown, Texas [CA]
  • Migliorini Losio from Stradella, Italy (active 1937 - 1966) [HA] [IT]

  • F. Lubas from Windischgraz, (nowadays Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia). [WM]
  • Lucchini Fisarmoniche from Stradella, Italy. The company was founded in 1939 by Luigi Lucchini. Since 2003 they are made by by Marco. [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Lucia [WM]

  • Gebr[üder] Ludwig (in Dutch) was founded as a mouth harmonica manufacturer in 1844 in Brunndöbra by Friedrich Adolph Ludwig. In 1864 Franz Louis Ludwig opened a branch in Zwota, which started making (diatonic) accordions in 1889, and soon after chromatic accordions. In 1906 it had some 300 employees. In the GDR times it became a "Betrieb mit staatlicher Beteiligung"; at that point it had 24 employees, of which 10 women and 13 home workers (?) In 1972 it became the VEB "Zwotaer Akkordeonfabrik", which merged into the VEB "Klingende Täler" in Zwota in 1975. Brand or model names included Viking, Parzival, Royal, Wessola, and Gloria. [MH]
  • Lumshedens Instrumentfabrik from Sweden was founded in 1947 by former Hagström employee Emil Blomström. Production stopped in the mid 1950s. [MM]
  • Lupernacci [GA]

  • Matti Luukinen from Kotalankylä, Finland used to make repair one and two row diatonic accordions; he died May 2007. His son Aaro Luukinen now makes accordion under the Finnish Accordion Works company name.
  • Lux Fisa [Q]
  • Lyon & Healy. Models: Maraviglia [WM]

  • Lyric [WM]
  • Maestro [GA]
  • Maga Ercole from Stradella, Italy was founded in 1895; from 1935 they were made by Fratelli Maga & Pemetta; since 1982 the brand is owned by Luigi Trovabene. [HA] [IT]

  • A. Maggi from Numana, Italy (active 1946 - 1963) [HA] [IT]
  • Maggini [WM]
  • Umberto Magi from Castelfidardo, Italy [HA]

  • Magnavox [WM]
  • Magnolia Accordions are Cajun accordions that were made by the late Fred Cormier [CA]
  • Magrini [WM]

  • Major [Q]
  • Majoret [WM]
  • Archimede Mancini from Pesaro, Italy (active 1951 - 1962) [HA] [IT]

  • Giocondo (or Fratelli) Manfrini from Camerano, Italy (active 1936 - 1942) [IT]
  • Mantovanelli [Q]
  • Marca D'Oro [GA] [WM]

  • Marcus Music is a manufacturer and repairer of amongst others Anglo concertinas from Gwent, Wales.
  • Marichka ( Марічка ) is an Ukrainan brand of Garmoshka. [Q]
  • Erideo Marinucci from Recanati, Italy (active 1922 - 1984). An article about Marinucci, Logo: Recanati coat of arms: golden lion with sword on a red and yellow background. That is the Recanati coat of arms, with the text "justissima civitas recinetti". [HA] [IT]

  • Silvio Marotta from Castelfidardo (active 1930 - 1977) [WM]
  • Marrara (in Italian) from Calabria in Italy is a manufacturer of organetti: one and a half row, two bass diatonic accordions.
  • Bruno Marti (in German) builds or built Schwyzerörgeli

  • Martin Accordions from Scott, Louisiana, owned by Clarence "Junior" Martin, make Cajun accordions [CA]
  • Eric Martin (in French) is a Cajun accordionist from Maxent, France. He also builds Cajun accordions. [MR]
  • Noud Martinali was a Dutch diatonic accordion maker, amongst others of instruments with spoon basses. [MR]

  • Marzioli, founded in 1938 by Antonio Marziolli from Recanati, Italy, makes or made piano accordions, chromatic button accordions and diatonic accordions. [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Various Massonis from Stradella, Italy: Enrico (active 1900 - 1936), Renato (active 1937 - 1954), and Egidio (active 1936 - 1953) [HA] [IT]
  • The late Charlie Ortego made Cajun accordions under the Master Accordions brand name

  • Master Sound (di Ciucciomei Maximiliano & C. snc) produces, or used to produce MIDI-accordions, MIDI keyboards (with keys or buttons), expanders, and accordion microphones and amplification systems. (the website stopped working)
  • Mastercraft. Models: Spinet, Midget [WM]
  • Masterfonic [WM]

  • Matelli [Q]
  • Matusek [WM]
  • Maugein Frères (in French) is an accordion manufacturer from Tulle, France. [WM] [MR]

  • Mazzieri from Ancona, Italy [HA]
  • Stephen McKelvey has started an Accordion Makers Resource Site to gather together useful information for amateur accordion makers --- contributions are welcome.
  • Gebrüder Meinel - Bartmüller was a manufacturer of bandoneons and concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1919. [MH]

  • Carl Meinel was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Georgenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1925. [MH]
  • F. C. Meinel was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1897. [MH]
  • Franz Louis Meinel was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany. [MH]

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Meinel was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Untersachsenberg, Germany, founded some time before 1906. [MH]
  • C. W. Meinel - Georgadel was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1891. [MH]
  • Kurt Meinel was a manufacturer of accordions from Zwota, Germany. [MH]

  • Max Meinel was a manufacturer of bandoneons and concertinas from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]
  • F. Reinhard Meinel was a manufacturer of bandoneons and concertinas from Untersachsenberg, Germany, founded in 1902, and still around in the 1960s. They produced the brand brand. [MH]
  • Meinel & Herold was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1893. [MH] [WM]

  • W. L. Meinel was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Untersachsenberg, Germany, founded in 1853. [MH]
  • Moritz Meinhold Nachf. was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1890. [MH]
  • Wilhelm Meisel was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1868. [MH]

  • F. W. Meisel was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]
  • Melba [WM]
  • Melodia is or was a trade name of Tulskaya Garmon [MR]

  • Melodiana from Castelfidardo, Italy. There also was a Melodiana in West New York, New Jersey (probably the US importer). [WM] [DC]
  • Melodija from Mengeš, Slovenia, [uses flash for navigation] makes piano accordion and diatonic (Steyrische) accordions. [WM]
  • Melotone [WM]

  • Mengascini Nello from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1974. [CC] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Menghini Srl from Castelfidardo, Italy, was founded in 1995; it was spun off from Farfisa. They made Paolo Soprani and Scandalli accordions. In 2003 it merged with SEM to form Suoni. A 2005 interview with Mirco Patarini, director of Menghini [CC] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Mengozzi from Castelfidardo [Q]

  • Mervar [GA]
  • Mestre Arnaud is the own brand of Atelier d'Accordéons A.T.D Arnaud (in French)
  • Milano [WM]

  • E Miller [WM]
  • Louis Miller from San Francisco (active 1883 - 1917) [GA]
  • Modern [WM]

  • Monarch Accordions, owned by Mike Aman, has piano accordions (standard bass or free bass, with our without MIDI) and diatonic accordions. (previous) models: Imperial [WM] [MR]
  • Mondolfo. Models: Accordionette [WM]
  • Monterrey is a brand name of Italo-American; they are made by Elio Gabbanelli

  • Alberto Morbidoni (active 1946 - 1999) made the Dega brand of accordions. [CC] [MR] [WM] [IT]
  • Vitaliano Morbidoni from Castelfidardo (active 1974 - 1999) [IT]
  • Morelli. Models: Artist [WM]

  • Moreschi is a brand name now used by Pasco Italia; The logo suggests Moreschi was founded in 1910. There was a Giuseppe Moreschi & Figli in Castelfidardo that was in operation between 1932 and 1976; [IT] [WM]
  • Cesare Morini (1886-1957) from Camerano started a small workshop for diatonic accordions in the early 1900s. In the 1920s he produced accordions under the "l' Universelle" brand name. [IT] [Q]
  • R Morse & Co. Concertinas, owned by Richard Morse of The Button Box, makes both Anglo and English concertinas.

  • Moscow State Music Instruments Manufacturer (piano + chromatic bayans Youpiter, Orphei, Byilina, Russia) [MR]
  • Mouton Accordions, owned by Greg Mouton, is a maker of Cajun accordions [CA]
  • Harmonika Müller (in German) from St. Leonhard, Austria, produces Steyrische accordions.

  • Multivox [WM]
  • Music Marche [flash site] is a consortium for the protection, the promotion and the development of hand-crafted, quality musical instruments produced in Marche. Marche is the region of Castelfidardo, Italy, so it has got many accordion (and accordion parts) manufacturers as its members.
  • Musitalia SAS di Giustini, or di Giustini & Galimb[erti] (active 1954 - 1983) was a successor of Giustini [IT]

  • Mussi from Brooklyn, New York. Models: Chevette [WM] [DC]
  • Nardone accordions were made by Frank Nardone and his son Anthony, operating under the name of Modern Accordion Manufacturing Co. Phila., Pa. Apparently it took them 3 months to make an accordion! In 1927 Frank Nardone filed US patent no 1,693,616, about accordion registers, it seems. [WM]
  • National [WM]

  • G[uiseppe] Navini from Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy, was founded in 1955. [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Nazareno (Frontalini?) from Numana, Italy [HA]
  • Gunnar Orre & C:o from in or near Älvdalen, Sweden made accordions under the Necco brand in 1930. Later he joined Hagström. [MM]

  • Nobility [WM]
  • Noble was the brand of Don Noble Co., in Chicago, made by Elio Gabbanelli [WM] [GA]
  • Joaquim Nogueira (in Portuguese) is a maker of diatonic accordions from Matosinhos, Portugal.

  • Nordisk Dragspelstjänst from Sweden was founded in 1936 by former Hagström employee Valentin Juhlin. Instruments were considered to be of low quality. The shop burned down in 1954. [MM]
  • A. C. Norman & Co, from Uckfield, Sussex, UK, owned by Andrew Norman, makes and repairs concertinas.
  • North American [GA]

  • Nota d'Oro from Osimo, Italy (active 1946 - 1975) [HA] [IT]
  • Garmon manufacturer Nota (in Russian) from Vologda made garmons until 2001. Before it was privatized in 1992 it was the Vologda Accordion Factory, which from 1946 made instruments under the "Simfoniya" brand name.
  • Novak Harmonikas from Großbettlingen, Germany, makes Steyrische accordions. [WM]

  • Nunziola. Models: Super Tone [WM] [GA]
  • Joseph Nussbaumer was one of the early Schwyzerörgeli manufacturers, with a heyday between 1920 and 1929. Apart from Schwyzerörgeli he also made chromatic accordions and 8 bass Club accordions.
  • Öllerer Harmonikas (in German) from Freilassing, Germany produces diatonic accordions, piano accordions and chromatic button accordions. [MR]

  • Richard Oertel was a manufacturer of accordions from Bad Brambach, Germany, founded some time before 1939. [MH]
  • O.R.A (in German) di Guerrini Aldo from Castelfidardo, Italy makes Steyrische and piano accordions. The company was founded in 1948. [CC] [MR] [IT]
  • Organette [WM]

  • Orla is a manufacturer of MIDI instruments: MIDI accordions, and keyboards. And not just normal keyboards, but also keyboards with a layout like the accordion stradella bass buttons and piano or chromatic button right hand, side by side. [WM]
  • Ortigara [Q]
  • Musig Ott (in German) from Unteriberg, Switzerland, is a manufacturer of Schwyzerörgeli.

  • Ovidio Ottavianelli (in Italian) [Flash site] is a manufacturer of piano accordions and chromatic button accordions from Castelfidardo, Italy, since 1937 (but the current company was founded in 2000?) [CC] [HA] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Otto Glass (concertina) [GA]
  • Ouverture [WM]

  • OVK Melodiya (ОВК Мелодия) seems to be a manufacturer of bayans and piano accordions from Moscow.
  • Pacific from San Francisco (active 1945 - 1954) [GA]
  • Renato Pacini from Malva, Italy [HA]

  • Florindo Palma from Penne, Italy, founded in 1904. Successor: Alparizio Palma. [AM] [IT]
  • Pampiana [Flash menu] from Porto Alegre, Brazil imports (from Italy) and exports accordions and parts; they sell accordions under "Pampiana" brand name. It is owned by Jose Franco Garcez.
  • Pancordion is part of the Deffner businesses (as is Titano). Models: Video [WM] [GA]

  • Antonio and later Cesare Pancotti from Macerata, Italy (active 1865 - 1950) [HA] [IT]
  • Panitalia [WM] [GA]
  • Paolo Soprani [flash site] from Castelfidardo is a brand of piano accordion, chromatic button accordions and diatonic accordions. Paolo Soprani (in Italian) was the first Italian accordion manufacturer -- he started making accordions in 1864. In 1984 (or 1987?) Paolo Soprani merged with Scandalli, by then a part of Farfisa; from 1987 Farfisa was owned by Gruppo Bontempi, La Fisarmonica di Paolo Bontempi ; in 1995 the Farfisa's accordion manufacturing was spun of to become Menghini, which merged with SEM in 2003 to become. Suoni. Logo: Paolo Soprani logo: man with accordion with stars in the background, in the past also with a grey or back background, or with a different number of stars, see Han Speek's Evolution of the Paolo Soprani box article. But apparently this logo: unknown accordion logo: man in frock with stick looking over his shoulder is also a Paolo Soprani logo. [HA] [WM] [IT]

  • Paramount Accordions di Eraldo & Elio Busilacchio, from Castelfidardo (active 1946 - 1982) [IT]
  • Parrot (China) [WM] [GA]
  • Original Altsteirische Harmonikaerzeugung Franz Parz (in German) from Semriach Thoneben, Austria, makes Steyrische accordions.

  • Pasco Italia Castelfidardo, Italy, produces the Moreschi and Elena Soprani brands; piano and chromatic button accordions, and Italian and Irish diatonic accordions. The company was founded in 1995; the brands were previously owned by Alpha Music [CC] [HA] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Pasquale Soprani from Recanati (active 1904 - ?) [IT]
  • Patek [GA]

  • Patti Bros (Milwaukee) [WM]
  • Pazzoli Accordions (in Dutch) (Harry Schroevers) from Vlissingen, the Netherlands has a German and an Italian line of accordions.
  • The Pedrosini brand of Portugese "concertinas", i.e. diatonic accordions, is owned by Carlos Viana Pedrosa. Apparently the accordions are mostly made in Italy (by Settimio Soprani or Polverini), and finished off by him.

  • Peredie seems to be the own brand of A.A.C. Australian Accordion Centre from Brisbane.
  • Nazzareno Pesaresi from Osimo, Italy (active 1947 - 1955) [HA] [IT]
  • Petosa accordions in Seattle has been making and selling custom made accordions since 1922. Petosa currently manufactures several digital reedless / midi accordions in addition to their popular diatonic and chromatic acoustic models. The Petosa store provides sales, repairs, restorations and tuning. As of 1975 they had 3 employees, and made 10 - 25 accordions a year; as of 1980 they had 5 employees. [WM] [GA] [MR] [DC]

  • Petrolinni from Numana, Italy [HA]
  • Gebrüder Pfaff was a manufacturer of accordions from Zwota-Zechenbach, Germany, founded in 1912. [MH]
  • Philharmonic [WM]

  • Piatanesi Accordions from Castelfidardo, Italy, was founded in 1920 by Francesco Piatanesi. They company was later run by his son Giovanni, and is today run by his grandsons Ovidio and Guiseppe. Another (older?) site for Piatanesi Accordions (in Italian) [WM] [CC] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Gualtiero Piatanesi from Castelfidardo (active 1952 - 1967) [IT]
  • Italo Piatanesi from Castelfidardo (active 1944 - 1952) [IT]

  • Raimond Piatanesi from Castelfidardo (active 1911 - ?) [IT]
  • The Piatanesi Accordion Company was started some time after 1920 by Finau Piatanesi, after he left Italo-American Accordion Company. He sold the company to Alfredo and Aldo Morbidoni, but they could not compete with Italo-Americaon. [GA]
  • Piermaria [flash site] produce chromatic button accordions and piano accordions. Cooperativa Piermaria was founded in 1905 in Castelfidardo, Italy (and active until 1910?); in 1922 Nazzareno Piermaria opened a workshop in Paris. Since 2001 the brand is owned by International Music Company. In the past they were made by SEM. A website for Piermaria France. (in French) [WM] [MR] [IT]

  • Pietro from Castelfidardo specialises in piano accordions for the US market: it seems to be the own brand of Music Magic from Clifton, New Jersey. [WM]
  • Pigini from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1945. [CC] [HA] [WM] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Pilzweger is the own brand of Pilzweger Akkorden & Harmonika (in German)

  • Antonio Pistelli from Teramo, Italy [MR]
  • Luigi Pistelli from Poggio San Vittorino, Italy, founded in 1888. Successor: Raffaele Pistello from Teramo [AM] [IT]
  • The Pitzschler. An old German brand, it seems: Pitzschler accordions appear in a 1905 Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog. [WM]

  • The late "Dick" Richard made Cajun accordions under the Pointe Noire Accordions brand name [CA]
  • Pollina from Ancona, Italy (active 1950 - 1970). There also was a Pollina in Detroit, Michigan (probably the US importer) [WM] [IT] [DC]
  • Polverini from Porto Recanati, Italy, produces piano accordions, chromatic button accordions, converters, and various kinds of diatonic accordions including Steyrisches, trikitixas, Schwyzerörgeli and Cajun accordions. I.G.M. di Polverini was founded in 1980. They also make accordions under the Ranco Antonio and Settimio Soprani brand names (the latter brand name bought in 2010 or slightly before). [MR] [AM] [IT]

  • Pompeo [Q]
  • Popular [WM]
  • Poullard Accordions are Cajun accordions made by Ed Poullard from Beaumont, Texas [CA]

  • Premier Bandoneonbau from Berlin, owned by Peter Spende. [MR]
  • Prima [WM]
  • Princetti from Castelfiardo. Models: Magna [WM] [IT]

  • Professional Accordions are Cajun accordions made by Ervin LeJeune from Lake Charles, Louisiana, son of the late Iry LeJeune.
  • Puschtra Harmonikas from South Tyrol makes Steyrische accordions, chromatic accordions and piano accordions. The Dutch Puschtra Harmonikas (in Dutch) importer has a site that shows slightly more models.
  • Quagliardi [WM]

  • Quastelli [WM]
  • Fratelli Radicioni from Numana, Italy (active 1946 - 1954) [WM] [IT] Ragner "Raggie" Sundquist (in Swedish) sold accordions under his own brand name, Raggie Special. At first he imported Excelsior accordions from the USA, but later he had his own factory in Stockholm, Amerikanska Dragspelscentralen. It seems that during the second world war he also made Excelsior accordions under license.

  • Ragtime makes automated music machines, including player accordions
  • Ramona [WM]
  • Ranco Antonio Accordions from Vercelli, Italy, makes piano accordions, chromatic button accordions and diatonic accordions. They claim that Guido Deiro's first piano accordion was one made by Ranco. The company was founded in 1890. At some point (certainly from ~2002) Ranco Antionio accordions were distributed by Master Sound; as of end of 2009 (?) they are produced and distributed by Polverini [AM] [IT]

  • Gugliemo Ranco from Vercelli, Italy (active 1914 - 1939) [HA] [IT]
  • Luigi Ranco from Vercelli, Italy (active 1919 - 1931) [IT]
  • F.A. Rauner was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded in 1864. [MH]

  • Gebrüder Rauner was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1938. [MH] [WM]
  • Hugo Rauner was a manufacturer of accordions from Klinegnthal, Germany, founded some time before 1938. They produced the brand brand. [MH]
  • Recanati [WM]

  • Reed Accordions are Cajun accordions, made by Tim Reed (originally from Ville Platte, Lousiana, but now living in Northbrook, Illinois, it seems [CA]
  • Regal (Germany) [WM]
  • Regina Accordions di Taborro R. from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1999, was a maker of hand made accordions. [AM] [IT]

  • Otto Reichelt was a manufacturer of accordions from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]
  • Reist Oergeli (in German) is a Schwyzerörgeli manufacturer from Wasen, Switzerland. This seems to be one of two successors of Rudolf Reist: owner Hansruedi was his son. (Aemmitaler Reist Oergeli, run by Rudolf's son-in-law Peter Wisler-Reist is the other).
  • Renelli was a brand of Sonola Accordion Co. from Chicago [WM] [GA]

  • Reno was a brand of diatonic accordions, owned by Pete Reno; they were made by Elio Gabbanelli [GA]
  • E. Rüger was a manufacturer of Erlbach from bandoneons and concertinas, Germany, founded some time before 1928. [MH]
  • Riccordi [WM]

  • French manufacturer Richard (in Italian) makes or made chromatic button accordions and piano accordions
  • Riviera [WM]
  • Fritz Rockstroh was a manufacturer of accordions from Georgenthal, Germany, founded in 1920, and still around in the 1960s. They produced the brand brand. [MH]

  • John Roger from Meraux, Louisiana, makes "Cajun Accordions" (that's the brand name) [CA]
  • Paolo Rogledi from Stradella, Italy (active 1904 - 1972) [HA] [WM] [IT]
  • The Roland V-Accordion is a digital accordion ("V" stands for "virtual", I think), based on physical behavior modeling (as opposed to sampled sounds). A review of the Roland V-Accordion by David Keen. There is a rolandv-accordions Yahoo group, started by Mike O'Regan. [WM] The worldwide Roland site. [IT]

  • Rollina [WM]
  • Roma [WM]
  • Rondelli [WM]

  • Rondoni [WM]
  • Rosati [WM]
  • Gianfranco Rosciani from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1981. [CC] [AM] [IT]

  • Giovanni Rosciani from Castelfidardo, Italy (active 1946 - 1963) [IT] Enrico
  • Roselli [WM]
  • Nazzareno Rossini from Castelfidardo, Italy (active 1914 - 1983)

  • Rossini (in Dutch) was a manufacturer that started in Ancona in the 1930s; around the 1950s the production moved to the S.I.L.A. factory in Camerano. By the 1970s the factory produced accordions under the "Super Rossini" brand name, but at the end of the 1980s the production stopped. In the 1990s the brand was bought by Kees van Willigen & Zn, and now the "pro" line is produced in Castelfidardo, and the "standard" line in the Czech Republic.
  • [MR]
  • Rowe Accordions from Atlanta, Georgia [DC]

  • Royal Standard was the brand of Zuleger & Mayenburg from Brunndöbra, Germany. [MH]
  • Uberto Ruggieri from Nepezzano, Italy, founded in 1980, is a maker of diatonic "organetti" [AM] [IT]
  • Russo Accordions from the Bronx, New York

  • Rutar Harmonikas from Črniče, Slovenia, owned by Jožko and Aleks Rutar, makes diatonic (Steyrische) accordions and piano accordions. [uses Flash for navigation]
  • Sabbatini Lucilla & C from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1982. [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • SAIPR from Ancona, Italy [HA]

  • Nicolo Salanti [WM]
  • Salas di Barozzi Dante from Stradella, Italy (active 1948 - 1982) was founded by Barozzi, Ferrari and Viglini [HA] [IT]
  • Salas from Stradella, Italy (active 1910 - 1947) was founded by Pasquini, Filipponi and Zanetti. [IT]

  • Saleri [WM]
  • Saltarelle from France makes diatonic accordions. If you want a heated discussion, try asking which is better: Saltarelle or Castagnari... [WM] [MR]
  • Ernst [and Werner] Salvisberg (in German) was an early Schwyzerörgeli manufacturer, founder around 1920.

  • Sano from Cranford, New Jersey. Models: Zon-Rio [WM] [GA] [DC]
  • Santelli, probably an American brand, around 1940s, made in Italy. [Q]
  • Saverio Soprani from Castelfidardo, Italy [HA]

  • Savoy Music Center sells Acadian Accordions, made by Marc Savoy, as well as Cajun CDs, videos and books. There is a weekly jam session in the back of the store (in Eunice) every Saturday morning. He plays in the Savoy Cajun Band and the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, both of which are represented by Folklore Productions. A Marc and Ann Savoy biography at the LSU at Eunice website. An interview with Marc Savoy by Barry Jean Ancelet. [CA]
  • Scandalli [flash site] from Castelfidardo is a brand of piano accordions and chromatic button accordions. Silvio Scandalli from Camerano started working for Paolo Soprani around 1900; Between 1916 and 1920 he made accordions under his own name, and later together with his brother Enrico as "Fratelli Scandalli". The company grew to employ 400 to 700 people in Camerano. in 1946 Silvio Scandalli co-founded Farfisa. In 1995 Farfisa's accordion manufacturing was spun off to become Menghini, which in 2003 merged with SEM to become Suoni. Models: Silvietto, Delfino, Butterfly. A history of Scandalli and Farfisa in Camerano. [HA] [WM] [GA] [IT]
  • Scelzo Diatonici from Brienza (PZ), Italy, founded in 2001 by Giuseppe Scentzo [AM] [IT]

  • Robert Schädlich was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Georgenthal, Germany, founded in 1908. [MH]
  • G. A. Schlott & Söhne was a manufacturer of accordions from Zwota and Brunndöbra, Germany, founded in 1909. They were still around in the 1960s. They produced the brand brand. [MH]
  • Gustav Schlott was a manufacturer of accordions and concertinas from Sachsenberg-Georgenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1925. They produced the brand brand. [MH]

  • Harmonika-Erzeugung Schmidt from Weinitzen, Austria, make Steyrische accordions.
  • Harmonikabau Schneeberg, (in German) owned by Udo Schneeberg, from Zwota, Germany, makes club accordions, Steyrisches, bandonicas, children's piano accordions, and German and Viennese diatonic accordions.
  • Scholer was the brand of F. Reinhard Meinel from Untersachsenberg, Germany. [MH]

  • Friedrich Schuster was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingenthal, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]
  • Karl Schwarz Harmonikabau from Molln, Austria (diatonic) [MR]
  • SEM [flash site] from Castelfidardo, Italy, was founded in 1973 in Recanati. In 2003 its merged with Menghini to form Suoni s.r.l. -- the SEM factory is now for sale. Under the SEM brand name they make amongst others MIDI and reedless accordions. [AM] [IT]

  • Marc Serafini (in French) from Toulouse, France, makes diatonic accordions
  • Serani [WM]
  • Serenati [WM]

  • Bordiccia Serenelli from Castelfidardo, Italy (active 1919 - 1929) [IT]
  • Francesco Serenelli from Castelfidardo, Italy (active 1903 - 1963) [HA] [IT]
  • Serenellini di Serenellini Luciano & C from Loreto, Italy, founded in 1978. [WM] [GA] [MR] [AM] [IT]

  • Clemente Serra from Valle Lomellina, Italy (active 1902 - 1957) [HA] [IT]
  • Settimio Soprani from Castelfidardo, Italy was active 1872 - 1945. In 1946 the company merged with Paolo Soprani, Scandalli and Frontalini to become Farfisa in 1946. Models: Petite. Settimio Soprani is now owned by Maxim's Group, who make accordions under this brand name again since 2010. Distribution exclusively by Maxim's Group and its owners, Matt Danton from Australia and Maximiliano Ciucciomei. [HA] [WM] [IT]
  • Arno Seypka was a manufacturer of accordions from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded some time before 1938. [MH]

  • Shkorka [GA]
  • The current Syuyskaya Garmon' (in Russian) (Шуйская гармонь) from Shuya (Ivanovskaya Obl.) was founded in 1935. But there was accordion production there before, since 1887; there was a previous Shuyski accordion company, at the same address, even! They made accordions under the Teza brand name.
  • Antonio Silvagni was apparently an accordion manufacturer from Castelfidardo, Italy (although one instrument was advertised as "made in Germany"), probably from the early half of the last century. He made diatonic button accordions and piano accordions. [Q]

  • Silvertone was the brand name for accordions and concertinas (and other musical instruments) of the US department store Sears Roebuck. They sold accordions under that name in the 1940-60s.
  • Silvestri, logo: unknown accordion logo: conductor, text 'pause and learn' [Q]
  • Aldo Silverstrini from Mondolfo, Italy (active 1910 - 1974) [HA] [GA] [IT]

  • Silvetta is the brand name of manufacturer BGK Beschäftigungsgesellschaft Klingental
  • Silvio Soprani from Recanati, Italy (active 1910 - ?) [WM] [HA] [IT]
  • Sirena from Pesaro, Italy [HA]

  • Siwa & Figli from Castelfidardo, owned by Ivan Stanojlovic.
  • Skandia was a subsidiary brand of Hagström, (initially) produced by Viktor Dise
  • Slava from Belarus makes or made bayans, from learners' instruments to professional converter models (C system button accordions are available as well as B system).

  • Soberano was the brand of Gustav Schlott from Sachsenberg-Georgenthal, Germany. [MH]
  • Social accordions were made by Guido Taffi from Castelfidardo (active 1949 - 1952). Successor: Universal accordions
  • Sociale Accordion (or Sociate?) from Castelfidardo (active 1946- 1958)

  • Solton [WM]
  • Sonart [WM] [GA]
  • Sonerfisa di Francenella Giancarlo from Castelfidardo [CC]

  • Sonola was founded in 1935 in Castelfidardo; in 1973 the brand was aquired by Guerrini. Logo: Sonola logo: head with musical note superimposed. There also was a Sonola Accordion Co. in Chicago. Models: Rivoli. I don't know which one of the two this logo and logotype belong to:
    Sonola logo: castle tower and Sonola logotype. As of 1975 there was a Sonola Accordion Company in Hoboken, New Jersey. [WM] [GA] [MR] [IT] [DC]
  • Sonora Fratelli Osimani from Castelfidardo, (active 1954 - 1961) and later "La Sonora di Osimani" (active 1965 - 1973) - probably the same people. And it's unclear whether that's Sonora or Sonola... [IT]
  • Sonus is the own brand of importer Accordeons Bonné, made by Bugari Armando.

  • Soprani: could be Elena Soprani, Fratelli Soprani, G Soprani, Paolo Soprani, Pasquale Soprani, Saverio Soprani, Settimio Soprani, Silvio Soprani, or Virgilio Soprani, [WM] [GA]
  • Giovanni, and later Paolo Sora from Mondolfo, Italy (active 1867 - 1963) [HA] [IT]
  • Sorkin [GA]

  • Spano accordions are the own brand of Spano Accordion Center, made by Morbidoni. [MR]
  • St. Petersburg Musical Instruments Manufacturer produces or produced piano accordions and bayans under the Voskhod, Rhapsodia, Leningrad, Ilmera and many other brand or model names [MR]
  • Standard from San Francisco (active 1933 - 1936) [GA]

  • Stanelli [WM]
  • Star (Concertina, as in Chemnitzers) [GA]
  • Hugo Stark was a manufacturer of accordions, bandoneons and concertinas from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded some time before 1941. [MH]

  • Stephanelli is the own brand of Steve Clinkscale Music from Scotland.
  • Fisarmoniche Stocco (in Italian) from Stradella is owned by Elvezio Stocco, makes piano accordions and chromatic button accordions since 1981. [AM] [IT]
  • Stradavox. Italian? [WM] [Q]

  • Stradella [WM]
  • Stradivari. Models: Italia, Spinet [WM]
  • Stradovox [WM]

  • Strasser Harmonikas, from Austria, manufacturer of Steyrische accordions [WM]
  • Streb is an English brand of an electronic (reedless) melodeon.
  • Suoni from Castelfidardo was formed on January 2nd 2003 from a merger of Menghini and SEM. They make accordions under the Paolo Soprani, scandalli, and SEM brand names. (the merger was finalised on January 1st, 2006. [IT]

  • Superba [WM]
  • Superior Accordion Company from New York (active 1930 - 1935) [Q]
  • Suttner Concertinas. Jürgen Suttner builds his concertinas after the historical models of Wheatstone and Jeffries. [MR]

  • Svenska Dragspelsfabriken outside Stockholm was founded by former Hagström employees Sten Bergman and Tage Larsson and made Cora and Corona accordions from 1946 until the mid-1950s. [MM]
  • Syn-Cordion from New Jersey produced/distributed Iorio accordions and MIDI accordions -- Iorio/Syncordion closed May 31, 2009. [GA]
  • Antonio Tavani from Casoli Di Attri, Italy, is a maker of diatonic accordions, founded in 1888. Successors: Giovanni and Pietro Tavani. [AM] [IT]

  • Teknofisa from Vercelli makes (or customizes?) accordions under the Teknofisa brand name, and for economy models under the Allegra label. The also sell second hand accordions and do repairs. It is run by Gian Luca Bronzini, Giovanni Castagno, Alessio Galazzo and Fabio Sette Radice.
  • Tell. Models: Ballerina [WM]
  • Testimonial [WM]

  • Teza (Теза) was the brand of the (old) Shuyskaya Accordion Company Models: Beryozka (Березка, "Birch"), Kalinka (Калинка) [Q]
  • Thüringer Musikantenschmiede, owned by Gilbert Watterott, makes self-playing accordions and concertinas
  • Titano, part of the Deffner businesses. Deffner also owns Pancordion. [WM] [GA] [MR] [DC]

  • Guido Tizzoni from Stradella, Italy (active 1944 - 1981) [HA] [IT]
  • TLR di Romualda Giorgi from Castelfidardo, Italy [MR]
  • Todeschini (in Portuguese) was/is a Brazilian accordion manufacturer, founded by Luiz Matheus Todeschini, founded in 1932. The original company stopped making accordions in 1973, but the brand is now owned by Mano Moneiro, who produces accordions under this brand name in partnership with Giulietti (= Zero Sette?), since 2009.

  • Emilio Tombolini & Figlio from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1945. [CC] [WM] [MR] [AM]
  • Tonaveri [GA]
  • Angelo Torcianti from Castelfidardo, Italy, is a maker of Steyerische accordions, founded in 1991. [AM]

  • Tourini Royal [Q]
  • Traficante [GA]
  • Hugo Tröger was a manufacturer of accordions from Zwota, Germany, founded some time before 1938. [MH]

  • Tulskaya Garmon claims to be the oldest accordion factory in Russia. They manufacture bayans, garmons (Russian diatonic accordions) and piano accordions.
  • Tyrolean (Slovenian) [WM]
  • Erhard Uebel & Co. was a manufacturer of accordions from Klingental, Germany, founded some time before 1939. [MH]

  • United Accordion Company [GA]
  • United Artists [WM]
  • There was a Universal Accordions company in Castelfidardo, Italy between 1952 and 1983, but there also were two in the USA: a Universial Music Company in San Francisco, between 1957 and 1975, owned by Wayne D. Parker and Paul Miners (presumably this is the one that is listed with an address in Alhambra, California as of 1975), and a Universal Accordion Company in Detroit, owned by Zupetti. [WM] [GA] [IT] [DC]

  • Akkordeonwerkstatt Untersee (in German) from Rorschach is run by father and son Marco and Daniel Untersee. They build their own accordions, piano accordions, chromatic and diatonic button accordions and Schwyzeroergeli. They also repair and sell accordions.
  • Fratelli Vaccari from Modena, Italy, founded in 1901 by Alberto Vaccari [AM] [IT]
  • Valanti [WM]

  • Venezia [WM]
  • Venice [WM]
  • Giuseppe Venuti [WM] [GA]

  • Vercelli Italia [WM]
  • Verde from Leini, Italy, was founded in 1893by Goivanni Verde. They have have an accordion museum. [MR] [AM]
  • Cajun musician, accordion maker, and boat maker Errol Verret has recorded and performed with amongst others "Beausoleil" and the "Basin Brothers".

  • Victoria from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1936 -- before that it was Dari & [Adriano] Picchietti. since 1988 it is owned by the Breccia family [CC] [HA] [WM] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Video [GA]
  • Vignoni: See Fisart & Vignoni [MR]

  • Giovanni Vignoni from Osimo (active 1952 - 1976) [IT]
  • V[irgilio] Soprani di Silvio from Recanati, Italy (active 1937 - 1963) [HA] [IT]
  • La Voce D'Oro from Stradella, Italy (active 1944 - 1965) [HA] [IT]

  • Vogtlander [WM]
  • Vogue [WM]
  • Volga [GA]

  • Volkovich from Moscow, Russia (piano + chromatic bayans Jupiter) [MR]
  • Vologda Bayan Manufactury from Vologda, Russia (piano + chromatic bayans Unison, Tembr and others) [MR]
  • Vuemme accordions di Lucconi Rossana & C. from Castelfidardo, Italy, founded in 1999. [CC] [MR] [AM] [IT]

  • Otto Weidlich was a manufacturer of accordions and chemnitzers from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded in 1873. [MH]
  • Weidlich's US Advance (Germany) [WM]
  • Weltmeister used to be the main East German brand (when it was the GDR), made by VEB Klingenthaler Harmonikawerke; nowadays they are made by Harmona. Models: Supita [WM] [MR] [MH]

  • C. Wheatstone & Co., in Suffolk, England, nowadays run by Steve Dickinson, makes concertinas on order. [MR]
  • H. O. Wohlrab was a manufacturer of accordions from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]
  • Otto L. Wohlrab was a manufacturer of accordions from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded some time before 1911. [MH]

  • Wurlitzer [WM] [GA]
  • Xianghe Tianyin Musical Instrument Co. Ltd (in Chinese) from the Hubei province of China makes piano accordions and chromatic button accordions under the "Aida" brand name, since 1975.
  • Yingjie accordions (diatonic, piano and toy models, and Anglo concertinas) are made by the YangZhong HuaLian Accordion Company from Jiangsu, China.

  • Harmonikabau Zernig from Sedersdorf, Austria, owned by Herfried und Erika Zernig, makes Steyrische accordions and schrammelharmonikas. The also sell Pigini piano accordions, and they do repairs and tuning.
  • Zero Sette is an accordion manufacturer from Castelfidardo, Italy. They make accordions under its own name and under the Giulietti name, but they also seem to be a favourite supplier for the own brand of many dealers. Zero Sette was founded in 1945; January 1st 2007 it was taken over by/ merged with Bugari Armando [CC] [WM] [MR] [AM] [IT]
  • Rolando Zimmermann was a manufacturer of bandoneons and concertinas from Brunndöbra, Germany. [MH]

  • Zuleger & Mayenburg was a manufacturer of accordions from Brunndöbra, Germany, founded some time before 1910. They produced the brand brand. [MH]
  • Zupan Accordions makes amongst others Steyrische and piano accordions. Factory-made accordion can be bought without delay, but if you want one hand-made by Valentin Zupan himself you have to wait a few years. [WM]

References

The following references were used in the list of manufacturers above:
[AM]
A list of Italian accordion manufacturers with their year of foundation from Akkordeon Maurer
[CA]
A list of Cajun/Creole Accordion Builders
[CC]
Addresses of Manufacturers of accordions and parts in Castelfidardo (in Italian)
[DC]
Susan Caust Farrell: Directory of Contemporary American Musical Instrument Makers, University of Missouri Press, Columbia and London, 1981.
[GA]
The Golden Age of the Accordion (by Ronald Flynn, Edwin Davison, and Edward Chavez), about the US. accordion history from the 1900's through the 1950's
[HA]
The Home of the Accordion by Prof. G. Pizzuto (from the Accordion Review, December 1950), essentially a list of Italian accordion manufacturers/brands and where they are (were) based.
[HI]
Benjamino Bugiolachi's article on the accordion history in Italy
[IT]
A list of Italian accordion manufacturers, apparently compiled by Benjamino Bugiolacchi, director of the Castelfidardo Accordion Museum. Versions of the list can be found in various places: On the Wikipedia "Fisarmonica" article, (in Italian) the list of Italian accordion manufacturers in alphabetical order, as found on the website of Accordion & Clinicks Tokyo-Bay; and the list of Italian accordion manufacturers 1850-2003 (in Finnish) in chronological order, with added comments by Viljo Mannerjoki. (in Finnish) And on accordions.com: Chronology of Production of Italian Accordions
[MH]
Der Musikwinkel und die Harmonika by Kurt Kauert, a book about the free reed instrument in Klingenthal and the surrounding area
[MM]
Musik för miljoner (in Swedish) by Mikael Jansson is a history of Hagström, with a section about other accordion manufacturers in the Dalecarlia province of Sweden. An English summary of Musik för miljoner in PDF format (62 pages)
[MR]
Mauro Ravera's addresses of French and Italian accordion makers (as of November 1999, from the Wayback Machine Internet Archive)
[Q]
Someone sent me an email asking about whether I knew this brand. Any information is welcome!
[WM]
Wendy Morrison's list of brand and model names,

Manufacturers of parts and accessories

  • Accordion Amplification Systems Australia makes the ReedBlaster 2000 accordion amplification system.
  • Accordion Magic from Cheshire is owned by Roy Whiteley. They repair all free reed instruments, and design and install MIDI components for any keyboard instrument including concertinas and bandoneons/chemnitzers and hurdy gurdys.
  • accordionbackstrap.com, owned by Elena Erber, sells infinitely adjustable accordion back strap -- on-line, or also available from Liberty Bellows from Philadelphia, Accordion Heaven from St. Paul or The Button Box from Sunderland.

  • Applied Microphone Technology from Livingston, New Jersey, has developed an (internal) condenser microphone system for accordions, with 3 microphone system for bigger instruments or one for smaller instruments.
  • Reed manufacturer Artigiana Voci
  • Asimov Electronics from Lockerbie, Scotland, build and install MIDI interfaces for accordions

  • Reed manufacturer Binci
  • Bono Electronic from Karlskoga, Sweden, makes MIDI units for accordions.
  • Cagnoni [Flash site] is an Italian reed manufacturer

  • Carina "DE.NA." from Castelfidardo, Italy is a manufacturer (or dealer?) of accordion parts and accessories: buttons, keys, straps, reeds, brackets, bags, etc.
  • Ci & Emme from Castelfidardo makes accordion parts and accordions.
  • Voci Armoniche Ciccarelli is an accordion reed manufacturer from Castelfidardo, founded in 2007 by Ciccarelli Jurgens.

  • Colorado Case makes custom fit soft cases for accordions, as well as hard cases for airline travel.
  • Dimbath from Germany produces gig bags, amongst others for accordions.
  • FAS from Castelfidardo manufactures reedblocks.

  • FM from Castelfidardo supplies accordion parts such as bass cases, screws and reed rivets.
  • Galassi makes accordion bellows
  • Great Accordions makes accordion back pads / chest pad, that can be installed without without drilling any holes or marking up your accordion in any way. They also make accordion dust covers.

  • GSB from Castelfidardo manufactures accordion keyboards, and does mechanical assembly of accordions. They also do accordion repair (but they don't sell accordions).
  • ha-vent from Backnang, Germany, owned by Julius Hader, produces vinyl and artificial leather (Viledon) reed valves for accordions and chromaticas.
  • The Harmonikas from Louny, the Czech Republic, makes reeds for accordions, harmonicas and bandoneons, in various qualities. Reed production was started in the Josef Hlaváček Louny factory (previously a manufacturer of diatonic accordions), but in 1984 a completely new factory was built.

  • Homewood Musical concertina bellows
  • Italcinte from Castelfidardo makes accordion straps and bags.
  • Jiujiang Celluloid Industrial Co is a manufacturer of celluloid from JiuJiang, China

  • K & K Sound Systems from Coos Bay, Oregon produces a accordion microphone system
  • HDSmusic (in German) from Munich, Germany, (former HDS LIMEX) makes MIDI systems, and accordion microphone systems. Limex Benelux. (in Dutch)
  • Logic Systems from Castelfidardo produces and installs MIDI systems for chromatic and diatonic accordions.

  • Marco Magi from Castelfidardo, Italy, produces instrument cases and various luggage, amongst which accordion cases
  • Bellows manufacturer Marconi [flash site] from Castelfidardo
  • Master Production produces MIDI modules and chromatic MIDI keyboards (i.e. MIDI keyboards with buttons as per a chromatic button accordion).

  • Microvox makes microphone systems especially for accordions or for concertinas
  • MusicTech from Castelfidardo produces (accordion) MIDI systems, accordion microphone systems, and chromatic master keyboards
  • RCH frmo Potenza Picena, Italy (near Castelfidardo) makes amongst others hardshell accordion cases

  • Reed Kotler makes transcribing aids that can help you learn by ear from recordings by playing them back at a slower speed.
  • Frank Romano from Montreal, Canada, sells accordion parts like bellows, buttons, keys, accessories such as cases and straps as well as accordion repair tools. He also sells Piermaria accordions.
  • Schlosser Leder- und Metallwarenverarbeitung (in German) from Klingental, Germany, makes amongst others accordion straps and bags.

  • Sonus from Denmark, run by Torben Ejersbo and Søren Ploug, makes professional accordion microphone systems.
  • Reed manufacturer Voci Armoniche [Flash site] from Castelfidardo was formed through the merger of Siva/Antonelli and Salpa
  • Dirk Wolters has developed a professional accordion tuner program for PCs or laptops with a soundcard and microphone, with which it is possible to measure the frequency of two or three voices at the same time.