Monday, September 14, 2015

"Mouton" by Greg Mouton

Accordion: "Mouton"
Builder: Greg Mouton
Years: 1990-present

Mouton's hand crafted Cajun accordions offer quality and craftsmanship that extends more than 40 years through our Louisiana Acadian traditions. In the years leading up to 1960 "Shine Mouton" repaired and serviced accordions and late that year produced the first of the Mouton Series Accordions. Honed by time and technology, nephew Greg Mouton still builds timeless (and priceless) renditions of Cajun accordions. 

We handle factory instruments from Hohner and Goodlin for the beginner or special instruments for traditional Cajun and zydeco bands.

Mr. Greg Mouton was born in Crowley, in 1966. His main occupation is building accordions. He learned to build accordions from his uncle, Lawrence "Shine" Mouton, one of Louisiana's best known accordion makers.

Greg began building accordions in late 1990. At that time, his uncle's health was failing and Lawrence Mouton could not stand at the saw very long to work. Greg started building the accordions and his uncle would help. Greg says, "He helps me in some areas and I help him with some things."

Mr. Mouton has a shop, Mouton Accordions, where each individual accordion is hand crafted very little work is done with the saw. Greg and Mr. Mouton use hand tools, various hardwoods, metal, leather, skins, and waxes to construct the accordions.

Greg also repairs fiddles and guitars, and says, "It is mostly cosmetic, using the techniques I use in making accordions."

Mr. Mouton has presented his crafts at the Louisiana Folklife Festival in Monroe, Louisiana, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, and various schools and festivals across the southern part of the state of Louisiana.

According to Mouton:

Mouton's is one of the oldest running Cajun accordion shops offering Cajun, Zydeco and Tex- Mex accordions.We also offer accessories such as leather straps, cases ,and microphones. In addition we offer lessons and instrument repair. Today we're proud to provide quality products direct to your doorstep through an experience you'll enjoy. And most of all, we hope you'll enjoy the products as much as we do.

23466 Crowley Eunice Hwy, 
Crowley, LA 70526
Toll Free 1-877-715-2768



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