About us

Bellinger's Button Boxes

Bellinger’s Button Boxes is a small enterprise focused on the restoration and tuning of button accordions and concertinas. Scott is assisted by his son Eric and Eric's brother-in-law Daniel. Eric and Daniel have become experts at revalving, repadding, waxing and many other critical restoration tasks. Scott performs the tuning, fine reed work and repairs. Scott worked as a woodworker and machinist while studying to become a design engineer. A musician for 55 years, Scott has a passion for bringing old button accordions “back to life” and newer instruments into prime playing condition. His background in both design and fabrication combined with a trained musician’s ear has resulted in the development of a state-of-the-art tuning and restoration shop.

Services include commissioned restoration and custom tuning for customer instruments. The shop also has used instruments for sale both ready to play and unrestored that can be tuned to a customer’s preference.

If you plan to travel near Rochester, New York, USA you are welcome to make an appointment to try an instrument or see the shop.