Mar 5, 2014

Alex' Musical Instruments

Alex Carozza has one of the best repair shops for musical instruments in the world. He is a master repairman and technician and his specialty is the customization and restoration of accordions. He works out of his store which is on the old music row on 48th street. The Accordion Showroom is on the second floor where you can find an antique collection and Bell Accordions  which is Alex’s company. On the third floor is the workshop. Originally from Italy, he moved to Argentina as a young man and eventually found his way to New York. He speaks four languages which helps with the musicians that visit from all over the world. One of his customers is legendary PelĂ©!!  He stops by occasionally to buy guitar strings..... Alex is joined in the workshop by master guitar luthier Pasquale Ficocecco. The two men met in Argentina and have worked together for six decades. Another legend related to the store is Carlo Greco  who made custom handmade guitars. These guys made Eric Clapton a custom double neck guitar,  Frank Sinatra used to rent Alex' office once in a while.  Alex has a million stories, too many for this site. Maybe just visit his store.....    165 West 48th Street.

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