Local squeezebox company Petosa weathers a century of accordion ups and downs

Joe Petosa Jr. puts the all-wood keys back in a Giulietti accordion after servicing it at his workshop in the back of the Petosa Accordions store in Lynnwood. Petosa is one of the last remaining accordion repair shops in the country, and Joe Petosa Jr. might be one of the only remaining technicians with the knowledge to service an accordion with all wood keys. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Seattle Times)
Joe Petosa Jr. puts the all-wood keys back in a Giulietti accordion after servicing it at his workshop in the back of the Petosa Accordions store in Lynnwood. Petosa is one of the last remaining accordion repair shops in the country, and Joe Petosa Jr. might be one of the only remaining technicians with the knowledge to service an accordion with all wood keys. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Seattle Times)

For 100 years, Petosa Accordions has produced some of the best accordions in the world. The small shop began in Wallingford and recently moved to Lynnwood.