Restored Hohner button accordion in the keys of G/C circa 1930. 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 quite 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 aluminum plates have the Koch Chamois marking (a goat-antelope native to the European Alps). Hohner acquired the Koch company around that time and were using up the Koch reedplate stock. 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 & 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 no cracks or 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. The buttons stop when they are about flush with the top of the keyboard. Often there are cracks or entire sections missing between keys on some of these old accordions. The bass and bellows straps are old but functional. The thumb loop is intact but worn.
As an added cost option, I can fit two strap brackets and a single shoulder strap hand made by my daughter for an additional $50.
Another improvement I did was to change the staggered bass buttons to the modern inline arrangement. Since there was a guide plate for the inner 4 buttons the old unused holes are hidden.
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 on ebay, this is ready to play without further adjustment required. I repair and tune button accordions and have specialized in older Hohner button boxes.