Many years have passed since Emilio first opened his own shop in Lewisham, South London in 1981, and it has since changed a great deal. However, the Allodi tradition has and continues to be maintained. Bruno's youngest son has perfected his skills. His craftsmanship, experience, honesty and integrity are much sought after and renowned in the accordion world. Indeed, he is frequently visited by enthusiasts from other countries, as well as contributing to TV and radio programmes when expert information is needed. In addition to his commitment to the largest stock of new and secondhand instruments anywhere in the United Kingdom, the shop provides an on-site repair facility, and the bulk of Emilio's time is spent restoring customers' much loved pieces. Emilio Allodi repairing an accordion in his workshopThis can be a good and bad thing, as with a never ending workload, the queue for overhauls and repair work becomes longer and longer and any days off are usually spent at the workbench! Many customers and accordion enthusiasts find it really enjoyable to go to the workshop section and watch him work. For the professional musician, the knowledge that he can and will fix a problem, on the spot wherever possible, is a huge benefit. Many of us face the dilemma of leaving our prized instruments to be sent away for repair with no certain knowledge of when they might return or what the cost will be. Most of us feel the same way about any possession we cherish; we want to know that the person we leave it with to restore is trustworthy and capable of the job required, and without fear of any contradiction, there is no-one in the United Kingdom who will serve you better.