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Hohner AD Black & Blond

Restored Hohner button accordion in the keys of AD circa 1925.

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Description

Restored Hohner button accordion in the keys of AD circa 1925. This was made in Germany in the Hohner factory. It is in very good condition overall. The embossed and painted wood case is in very good shape but shows normal wear for an instrument of this age.  The original bellows have beautiful colored papers and are reasonably tight. It has 21 treble buttons and 8 bass buttons. The low buttons on each row of the treble side are the standard Hohner accidentals. The original treble, chord and bass reeds are steel on individual zinc plates have the ‘T’ marking. The original leather one way valves were all removed and replaced with modern plastic one way valves for long trouble free life. All reedplates were removed, cleaned, one-way valves replaced and remounted and rewaxed onto the reedblocks. Final tuning occurs in situ with the reedblocks inside the case. New bellows gaskets were also fitted.

As the photo shows, the wooden grill is in nice shape with one repaired crack and no missing pieces. The original front and rear grill clothes are still intact. The wooden keyboard is intact with no cracks or missing pieces. This has the desirable stepped keyboard. Often there are cracks or entire sections missing between keys on some of these old accordions. The bass strap is a newer replacement and the bellows straps are old but functional. The thumb loop is missing. I have added two single shoulder strap brackets. No strap is included.

Most of these older Hohner accordions are found with numerous notes out of tune, wheezing or not sounding at all. This was just fully tuned. There are 124 reeds in this instrument and every single one has been tuned. The treble reeds were tuned with a tremolo beat frequency of approximately 1 Hz at the low notes gradually rising to about 3 Hz at the high notes, for a sweet tremolo.

Unlike most of the older Hohner boxes purchased used, this is ready to play without further adjustment required.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 13 × 8 in

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