The Squeezebox Surgeon

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As a child growing up in Bulgaria, Guenadiy Lazarov was mesmerized by great accordionists tearing off serpentine melodies over uneven Balkan rhythms, as they played for tips at weddings and parties.

“The accordion was king — there was a special respect for the instrument in our culture,” said Mr. Lazarov, who runs one of the last accordion repair shops in the New York City area.

The Accordion Gallery, his small showroom and repair shop in a nondescript house in New Jersey, is where …read more

Source: New York Times

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