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Venezia (Hohner Factory) – Keys of AD (sold)

Restored Venezia button accordion in the keys of A/D. This was made in Germany in the Hohner factory. It is in good condition overall. The blond pressed wood case is in very good shape. Is does have some tape residue around the perimeter of the bellows that I have left. It is not sticky but will not be easy to remove. The original bellows are reasonably tight. The bellows paper has a colorful pattern but some of the edges are worn. Please look at pictures for condition.

There is a video of the instrument being played:

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Restored Venezia button accordion in the keys of A/D. This was made in Germany in the Hohner factory. It is in good condition overall. The blond pressed wood case is in very good shape. Is does have some tape residue around the perimeter of the bellows that I have left. It is not sticky but will not be easy to remove. The original bellows are reasonably tight. The bellows paper has a colorful pattern but some of the edges are worn. 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 Hohner accidentals. The treble, chord and bass aluminum 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 wooden grill is in nice shape with no cracks or missing pieces. The grill clothes were replaced front and back. The wooden keyboard is intact with no cracks or missing pieces. This has the desirable stepped keyboard. It has a removable back plate which provides a limit to the key stroke. The buttons stop when they are about flush with the top of the keyboard. Often there are cracks or entire sections missing between keys on some of these old accordions. The bass strap may be original but I replaced both bellows straps. The thumb loop has been removed. I have added a pair of new, double wide shoulder strap brackets. No shoulder strap is included.

Most of these older Hohner/Venezia 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 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. 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.

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