Hohner button accordion in the key of C, just tuned. This was made in Germany in the Hohner factory. It is in very good condition overall. The black and gold painted wood case is in great shape shows moderate wear for an instrument of this age. The original bellows are airtight and have orange colored papers and black taped edges. It has 10 treble buttons and 4 bass buttons.
The original plastic one way valves on the reedplates were all checked and none needed replacement so it should give a long trouble free life. Tuning occurs in situ with the reedblocks attached to the soundboard. The bass reed valves were just replaced with new composite valves.
I have improved the instrument by added button travel limiting on the treble side. The buttons stop slightly below the top of the keyboard instead of disappearing far down into the hole- a design flaw on Pokerworks.
As the photo shows, the metal grill is in nice shape with no dents. The grill cloths front and back are original and not punched through. The plastic keyboard is intact with no cracks or missing pieces. The thumb strap has been removed and I have added a pair of shoulder strap brackets. The bass strap has been replaced with new. A used but functional shoulder strap is included. The bellows straps have been replaced with new.
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 60 reeds in this instrument and every single one has been tuned. The treble reeds were tuned with a tremolo beat frequency of approximately 3 Hz at the low notes gradually rising to about 6 Hz at the high notes, for a sweet tremolo. It is close to standard Hohner tuning.
Unlike most of the older Hohner boxes purchased used, this is ready to play without further adjustment required.