Restored Venezia button accordion in the keys of G/C. This was made in Germany in the Hohner factory. It is in good condition overall. The black & gold painted wood case is in good shape. The original bellows are tight. The bellows paper has a colorful pattern and is covered with cloth for longer 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 Hohner accidentals. The treble, chord and bass aluminum reed plates have the ‘H’ 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 not perfect but quite passable. The wooden keyboard is intact with no cracks or missing pieces. This has had felt/foam strips installed under the treble buttons to partially limit the key stroke and prevent the buttons from disappearing down into the holes. 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. One bellows strap is missing the tip but still functions. The thumb loop has been removed. I have added a pair of new, 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 1 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.