Accordionplayer Ragnar Sundquist was born in 1892 and grew up in Stockholm but his mother came from Ämtervik in Värmland 1951 . In 1913 Ragnar Sundquist had a ticket to the Titanic to go to America. He changed his ticket to go on the Olympic instead and so he was saved from the desaster. During his time in America he learned new things that he brought with him back to Sweden. He started the company Amerikanska Dragspelscentralen in Stockholm with a shop and later on accordion manufactory. In the early days the Raggie Special accordions were made in America and Italy. 1937 the swedish production was flourishing. Raggie Special was played by many of the famous musicians in Sweden and other countries. The accordions are many times beautifuly with ornaments and thousends of pearls.
In the Museum in Torsby you can see about 70 Raggie Special accordions and 30 other accordions. There are accordions from some of the legendary players at the museum, souch as Ragnar Sundquist, Sven Hylen, Olle Johnny, Karl Grönstedt, Jack Gill, Oscar Mossberg och Conny Sahm.
The museum is open all year round but you need to book your visit ahead, it's possible even on short notice.
Raggie Special Ragnar Sundquist-Museum
For booking call
Roger Snäll +4670-609 55 36
ArrangörRaggie Special Ragnar Sundquist-Museum
68532 Torsby+46 70 609 55 36