Restored Hohner 3 stop button accordion in the key of D. This was made in Germany in the Hohner factory. It is in variable condition overall. The black and gold painted wood case is in good shape but shows normal wear for an instrument of this age. The original bellows were shot so this now has brand new bellows imported from Europe. They are airtight and have black tape and white papers. It has 10 treble buttons and 2 bass spoons. The bass spoons and air spoon lever have been repadded with felt cushioned leather. The treble, chord and bass reeds are steel on individual aluminum plates and have the ‘T’ or ‘H’ marking. The stops have had some previous amateur repairs. I have them functioning now but they require more effort then they should. I have repadded the treble pallets for quiet action and good sealing. It has new bellows gaskets.
I have special tuned this instrument with Cajun style flatted thirds. It has LOW, MID1, MID2 reeds each with a stop. The L & M1 reeds are all tuned the same for a very sweet Cajun sound. The M2 reed is tuned slightly sharp from the M1 reed and gives a pleasant tremolo when engaged. Final tuning occurs in situ.
As the photo shows, the metal grill is present (usually missing on these). The grill cloth is fine. The wooden keyboard is very good. The bass and bellows straps are and functional.
Most of these older Hohner accordions are found with numerous notes out of tune, wheezing or not sounding at all. This was just tuned. There are 70 reeds in this instrument.