Hohner button accordion in the key of G, recently tuned. This was made in Germany in the Hohner factory. It is in excellent 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 treble, chord (“H” marking) and bass reeds (“T” marking) are steel on individual aluminum plates.
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 approximately flush with the top of the keyboard instead of disappearing down into the hole- a design flaw on Pokerworks. I have also added custom machined delrin flanged bushings to the bass button holes to reduce sloppiness.
As the photo shows, the metal grill is in nice shape with no dents or missing pieces. The grill cloths front and back are original and are not perfect. The wooden 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 looks fine. No strap is included but straps are available in the Miscellaneous category.
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.