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Hohner Piano Accordion: Info Request

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:11 pm
by Ed
Hi,

I volunteer in a charity shop, and we have recently had a Hohner Piano Accordion donated. As far as I can see, it has no model name written on it. It's a 120 Bass/41 Key model and given that the case contained various instruction pamplets from the late '30s, I assume it's from that era.

I've posted a couple of pictures of it here

Apart from having one Bass button missing, it seems in pretty decent condition with all the keys working and the bellows appear in good order.

Can anyone identify the model and/or advise me as to what sort of price we should ask for it? Grateful for any thoughts.

Thanks,

Ed

Re: Hohner Piano Accordion: Info Request

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:28 pm
by george garside
unlike good violins old accordions do not retain value and are worth very little. Best suggestion I can give is put up as 'open to offers' aand be prepared to let it go for anything over ,say, £10

george

Re: Hohner Piano Accordion: Info Request

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:36 pm
by Soulsaver
Sorry to say, George isn't going to be far out, if a little pessimistic; when it's a charity shop, eBay seems to get bit better prices.
Be careful saying it's in good condition unless you add the word 'cosmetic' - a bass button missing is not good and is likely indicative of it not being serviced and maybe not looked after.. in which case it'll be only good for decoration or fettling practice...

Re: Hohner Piano Accordion: Info Request

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:32 am
by JerryPH
Doesn't that look like an old Verdi I to some of you?

Re: Hohner Piano Accordion: Info Request

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:15 pm
by Soulsaver
JerryPH wrote:Doesn't that look like an old Verdi I to some of you?

Nope - maybe Verdi but not Verdi I - I's didn't come in 120 bass.

Hohners from this period tend to look much alike to me, so if no model name on there it's any bodies' guess.

I'm happy to be informed but for non-playability & value reasons not many, if any, seem to be too interested in this era.