Theo Gibb


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The Box Place is open for repairs and sales, but not for personal callers. Please contact me to discuss repair or tuning work or if you would like to buy an instrument.

Hello and welcome to The Box Place

About me

I’m Theo Gibb and I specialise in offering a first class repair, tuning and sale service for melodeons and concertinas. I offer a full service including tuning and repairs of working instruments, and complete rebuilds of older instruments and I sell instruments on commission.  If you would like to discuss your repair or tuning needs please contact me by phone, email or letter,  all the details are on my Contact Page.

My aim is to do work only of the highest quality. As a customer, you can expect me to take time to listen to you and to discover precisely how you want your instrument set up. I will work closely with you to understand the sound you want, and how you want your instrument to respond as you play.

My quality control is based on the width of your smile when I put your instrument back in your hands. If you are not delighted with the work I’ve done for you, then please tell me. I want to know so I can do whatever is necessary to put things right. If you are delighted with my work then please tell anyone you think might be interested!

I am a melodeon player and play in ceilidh bands in the Northeast of England. I was a founder member of the Angels of the North and played with them until 2006. I now play with Sunniside Up! Ceilidh Band inspired by the great dance music tradition of Northumberland. (Sunniside is a place near my home).

I hope that my playing experience enables me to understand what you as a customer want from your instrument, and that my repair and tuning skill enables me to meet your expectations.

I can also be found chatting about all things squeezebox on discussion forums at and

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