Here’s a wonderful Hohner Laurel Leaf that we have recently rejuvenated. These beautiful instruments were Hohner’s premium models back in the 1930ies. Hohner Laurel Leafs make very nice Irish boxes when properly cleaned and set up.
In this case we went the extra mile and serviced and cleaned every single screw of the box down to the last metal parts. Since the old mechanics were corroded and the buttons yellowed, we replaced the mechanics on both treble and bass side. The original corroded reeds were removed and replaced with a set of new Tipo A Mano (TAM) reeds in C#/D.
The new reeds were then tuned dry and the thirds removed from the bass chords. In the end this became a smooth playing and modern sounding box.
Here’s Ole playing some tunes on the freshly tuned box. The tunes were learned off his father’s fiddle playing many years ago:
If you are looking for a similar Hohner Laurel Leaf, do check out our shop for readily restored accordions as well as custom restoration requests.