Nice Hohner pre Pokerwork button accordion in the keys of C&F. It is in good condition overall and has a rare green finish. My guess is that it was manufactured by Hohner in Germany in the late 1930’s or 40’s. It has the nice original hand cut wooden grill in a matching green color. The front grill cloth is intact as is the rear. The green embossed case is in good shape and has gilded decorations. The original bellows are reasonably tight but don’t particularly look good. I replaced both old string bellows gaskets with new foam gaskets. There is some wear on the bellows tape where it rests on your knee. It has 21 treble buttons and 8 bass buttons.
This is a CF accordion with 2 treble voices.The low buttons on each row are the standard Hohner accidentals. It has a third button start (C note is third button push on inner row). The zinc reed plates have the ‘T’ marking. It has steel reeds. All the reedplates were removed and the leather valves replaced with modern plastic valves. The reeds were coarse tuned on a machined fixture then reattached to the reed block. All reeds were then fine tuned in situ. For this instrument I have tuned it a little drier than standard Hohner.
As the photo shows, the wooden grill is in nice shape with no breaks and the grill screen is intact. The wooden keyboard is intact and is the more rare stepped design. This provides a natural end stop for the keys preventing them from being depressed below the surface. The original thumb loop has been replaced. The bellows straps are also new.
As an added cost option, I can fit two strap brackets and a shoulder strap hand made by my daughter for an additional $50 (see picture).
Most of these older Hohner accordions are found with numerous notes out of tune, wheezing or not sounding at all. This was completely retuned this week. It was tuned to A=440 Hz so it can be played along with other modern instruments.
This instrument has the highly desirable old Hohner zinc reedplates.
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. One picture shows my tuning table being used on a similar reed block using A=440Hz as the reference frequency. The next photo shows the accordion specific computer software I use for tuning. You can see some of the other Hohner accordions being repaired in the last picture. Check my other listings as I have others for sale.
I am offering a 14 day return policy on this accordion to ensure your satisfaction. I have had a 100% rating on ebay since joining more than 10 years ago. I communicate well and will pack this carefully for safe arrival at your door.