Since our launch in 2011, Black Diamond Accordions and Melodeons quickly established a fine reputation as excellent instruments for both students and more experienced players, and are now widely recommended by teachers throughout the UK.


Made in the oldest-established accordion factory in China, using Italian reeds by Cagnoni, our standard range of instruments offer a really good sound at an affordable price. 


Arriving in 2017 . . . Black Diamond's Italian range. Watch this space for further information. 


Black Diamond Accordions are now available in the USA and Canada through our exclusive distributors,
D&A Accordions, Fountain Valley, California.
See our BDA USA page for more information.

The Cairdin English Box


We're delighted to be selling the Cairdín "English Box". Hand-crafted by Cairdín Accordions of Co. Offaly, Ireland, this superb 3-Voice D/G Mini Deluxe Melodeon is available in the UK exclusively through Black Diamond Accordions. For more information, please go to our Cairdín English Box page

What's special about Black Diamond Accordions

Italian reeds in both bass and treble ends of our boxes are what puts Black Diamond Accordions and Melodeons head and shoulders above inferior Chinese-made instruments. 


We visit our factory in China regularly, and keep a close eye on quality control, as well as satisfying ourselves that working practices are ethical and health and safety standards adhered to.


All instruments come with the usual full statutory year's warranty but after the first year of purchase we are still more than happy to help with any problems, as we pride ourselves on our personal approach to lifetime customer satisfaction.


We encourage our customers to keep in touch - via the social networks and also in person - and to join the growing community of customers who are delighted with their Black Diamond instrument (see the 'Happy Customers' section below).

"Ideal student instruments"

Our instruments are recognised as being amongst the best student boxes on the market, and have been endorsed and recommended by top teachers in England and Scotland. 


We are always pleased to hear from accordion and melodeon teachers - whether individuals or organisations such as fèisean and music academies - and are happy to discuss specific requirements of teachers and pupils, as well as bulk purchases by institutions. 


Where can I buy Black Diamond Accordions?

Black Diamond Accordions are available via our online shop, from our trade stand at music festivals, or from our showroom, which you can visit by appointment to try the instruments for yourself. Drop us a line to arrange a convenient time (contact info and directions are on our Contact page). 

What do Black Diamond instruments sound like?

You can hear our 96-bass piano accordion in four professionally recorded tracks played by Sam Pirt, and see a video review of our B-system button accordion, on our videos page. To see and hear our melodeons in action, click here.

Where can I try out Black Diamond Accordions and Melodeons?

If you are within easy reach of Mersea Island, drop us a line and come and try out our instruments at our office. To reach those in other parts of the UK, we take our trade stand to folk and other music festivals. Coming up, you can try our instruments at:


Melodeons & More - Saturday 25 March 2017


Sidmouth Folk Week - 4-11 August 2017


Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 25-28 August 2017


If you can't get to one of these events but would like to try a particular instrument, give us a ring and we'll do what we can help. 

Some happy customers

We love receiving photos from owners of our instruments. Here are a few of our favourites: