Restored Hohner button accordion in the key of C. This was made in Germany in the Hohner factory. It is in good 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 are airtight and have yellow colored papers and black taped edges. It has 10 treble buttons and 4 bass buttons. The treble, chord and bass reeds are steel on individual aluminum plates and have the ‘H’ or ‘T’ marking.
The original leather one way valves on the treble reedplates were all removed and replaced with modern plastic one way valves for long trouble free life. The bass and chord valves were repaired or replaced as needed. Final tuning occurs in situ with the reedblocks attached to the soundboard.
As the photo shows, the metal grill is in nice shape with no dents or missing pieces. The grill cloths have been replaced front and back. The wooden keyboard is intact with no cracks or missing pieces. Often there are cracks or entire sections missing between keys on some of these old accordions. The thumb strap has been removed and the bass and bellows straps are all replacements. I have just added 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 60 reeds in this instrument and every single one has been tuned. The treble reeds were tuned with a tremolo beat frequency of approximately 1.5 Hz at the low notes gradually rising to about 5 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.