Restored Supertone Milano button accordion in the keys of G/C. This was made in Germany. I’m not sure if it was after the Hohner acquisition or before but it is German made and has steel reeds on zinc reedplates. It is in excellent condition overall. The celluloid covered wood case is in very good shape. The original bellows are tight. The bellows are tight and show no signs of wear. Please look at pictures for condition. It has 21 treble buttons and 8 bass buttons. The low buttons on each row of the treble side are the standard accidentals. The treble, chord and bass zinc reed plates have the ‘O’ marking. It has steel reeds. The original leather one way valves were all removed and replaced with modern plastic one way valves for long trouble free life. All reedplates were removed, cleaned, coarse tuned in a fixture then rewaxed onto the reed blocks. Final tuning occurs in situ with the reedblocks inside the case.
As the photo shows, the metal grill is in nice shape with no dents or large scratches. The grill clothes look original front and back and are quite passable. The wooden keyboard is intact with no cracks or missing pieces. This has the added feature of a metal covering on the top of the keyboard. Often there are cracks or entire sections missing between keys on some of these old accordions. The bass and bellows straps look original and are passable. The thumb loop is intact. For an additional charge of $30, I can add a pair of new, shoulder strap brackets. No shoulder strap is included but is available on the website as an accessory.
Most of these older button accordions are found with numerous notes out of tune, wheezing or not sounding at all. This was just fully tuned. There are 124 reeds in this instrument and every single one has been tuned. The treble reeds were tuned with a tremolo beat frequency of approximately 2 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.
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