Fraton-Accordions, that´s me, Andreas Sommer from Brandenburg, Germany. I am a melodeon maker and primarily concerned with the manufacture of handmade diatonic accordions and the repair of all kinds of accordions. I have completed my apprenticeship at Klingenthal, Germany and extended my knowledge during some internships with Olav Bergflødt (Norway) and Aaro Luukinen (Finland).
I spend most of my work time repairing used melodeons, accordions,and bandoneon . My interest in the instrument began with a discovery of a rare item at a flea market. The mechanics, the various materials and the sound are more facinating for me than the playing itself. Today I am able to maintain and further develop this versatile instrument.