Launched in 2011, Black Diamond Accordions was born of Greg and Juliet Dunn's shared love of music and passion for selling interesting things.
An impromptu trip to China to visit the country's oldest-established accordion factory resulted in us designing our own-brand range of piano and chromatic button accordions, built by experienced craftsmen and women in the time-honoured tradition. But we added one vital modification: Italian reeds by Cagnoni, for a really great sound.
It's this combination of budget-price Chinese manufacture and the excellence of the Italian reeds, alongside our rigorous quality control and personal service, that's established Black Diamonds Accordions' reputation for good value, reliable instruments - ideal for beginners and students.
And the name? Well, the instruments are black, they are shiny, they have diamond-shaped grilles. So it didn't need a lot of thought. We named them after out beautiful classic racing yacht, Black Diamond.
UK and Europe
If you'd like to try or buy an instrument, you're very welcome to visit to Black Diamond Accordions HQ on beautiful Mersea Island in Essex. But please contact us in advance and make an appointment, to avoid a wasted journey.