Introduction

Welcome to our on-line store and thank you for taking a look at what we have to offer. John Gaunt has been selling accordions in Clearwater Florida, Tampa bay area for over 40 years. "Accordions & Keyboards" is your one stop shop for your accordion needs! John started the business in 1970, selling Iorio accordions from his home, then in 1984 he started "Accordions & Keyboards", which he has run ever since. The majority of sales are in the used accordion area, that is because of the cost of new accordions. Our new reed-less midi accordions only weigh 14 pounds if you want a light weight accordion. The new midi accordions have digital sounds which were sampled from real accordions. Most people who purchase a midi accordion also purchase an accompaniment sound module which can make you sound like you are playing in a big band. You won't need other band members to go out and perform at your local venues with one of these modules. We load up these modules with over a thousand songs so they are ready for immediate use.

We have a very large inventory of new and used accordions and keyboards. Our top selling items are the new light weight electronic midi accordions with sampled sounds and bellows expression. Most buyers also purchase a full accompaniment sound unit which are loaded with hundreds of midi songs. At "Accordions & Keyboards" you will find all types and models to choose from, new, used and some collectible antiques. John also has a good size collection of sheet music and instruction books for the accordion. John said he even has an accordion for the "Harley Rider", it appears to have an emblem similar to that found on a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Kurt Schrotenboer is our repair tech and has been repairing electric and acoustic accordions for over 35 years. Kurt worked for music stores in Michigan repairing guitars and amplifiers since 1974. He was involved as a sound engineer with The Who sound system in 1976. He also performed in jazz, disco and hard rock bands. He moved here in 1983 and worked for a few music stores repairing all kinds of organ keyboards, studio and club equipment. After starting work with John he was tutored by Accordion International master tuner Leon Zukowski. Kurt tunes accordions the old masters way.

We are warm and friendly, they make you feel right at home ...and we have a huge sense of humor so be ready. If you're planning a visit to Florida make sure it includes a stop at "Accordions & Keyboards!" Accordion sales are also done by phone, with Worldwide shipping available.

We service what we sell and provide warranty service for Ketron, Orla, SEM, Yorkville, Music Tech, Yamaha and Roland as well as repairs on all brands of keyboards, accordions and amplifiers. Yes we can properly tune and refurbish most accordions. Yes we can install midi in your accordion. We install midi kits from Music Tech and Limex that come with a control panel with bellows pressure control. We also have our own simple midi system which is the most popular system. Yes we can install a great microphone system.

John and Kurt invite you to look over the featured stock, and look forward to assisting you with all your accordion needs! There's lots of things to do and places to go while you are in our area should you decide to come down and visit us. There are accordion clubs which meet once a month where you will meet some very nice people and excellent performers. Check out our clubs and links on the front page.