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Hohner Pokerwork Bb/Eb For Sale

For sale is a very special, very sweet sounding Hohner Pokerwork in the key of Bb/Eb. The instrument was restored and tuned following a baroque tuning system from Andreas Werckmeister first published in his writings from 1691.

Readers of our website know about our praise of Ollie King’s fantastic solo record and obviously we had to make a Bb/Eb box after hearing it sound so mellow and pure on that recording. To generate an even more harmonic and sweet sound we choose Werckmeister’s non-equally tempered tuning system in combination with a flat and modern tremolo.

The Hohner Pokerwork itself, is an early one with a black wooden keyboard. Some normal, age related, wear and tear, can be seen on the outside of the box but it comes in overall perfect playing condition.

Included are

  • brand new reeds
  • new felt pads (to quieten the noise of the keyboard)
  • limited button travel
  • tight bellows
  • a shoulder strap
  • Free option: Bass without thirds
  • Free option: Gedraaide 5te toets
  • our 1-year workshop warranty

We can provide a small suitable Hohner hard case or a gig bag for an additional fee. Just contact us for details.

Price: 625 EUR (incl. 21% VAT) + Shipping

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For Sale: Paolo Soprani Elite II B/C

If you are digging the old Paolo sound as much as we do, then this box might well tempt you: We are selling a 4-voice (LMMM) B/C tuned red Paolo Soprani Elite II at an affordable price. The instrument shows some age related wear and tear on the backside but is in excellent playing condition.

The accordion was most likely made between 1980-90. It comes with 9-treble couplers that allow for an M, MM, MMM, LM, LMMM sound. Four couplers are dublicate. The bass coupler takes out the lower bass and thirds. The instrument is tuned to a nice Paolo style tremolo.

Hear it played!

It comes with a suitable hard case and two shoulder straps. This is a private sale out of our personal collection and trade-in offers are welcome.

Price: Sold.

Contact us for more details about the red Paolo Soprani Elite II in B/C.

For Sale: Weltmeister C/F (516)

We just finished servicing a lovely wooden Weltmeister 516 melodeon in C/F, made in Germany. The melodeon was bought in 2007 and has hardly ever been played. Apart from some very minor scratches below the keyboard, the instrument is in excellent condition. It is well in tune with a medium wet tremolo that sounds full and warm. However, in case you prefer a dry tremolo, we will re-tune the melodeon for a small additional fee.

weltmeister 516 melodeon in C/F

The fifth button of the inside row has been switched. In Dutch this is called “gedraaide 5de toets” and a common (and handy!) Dutch modification. If needed, this can be reversed without any additional cost.

The instrument feels new and plays very easy. Therefore this quality melodeon is an ideal beginners instrument that is easy to handle and easy to make sound good:

The melodeon comes with a set of two nice shoulder straps and custom fit solid case as well as our 1-year workshop warranty.

Price: 726 EUR (including 21% VAT, excluding Shipping)

Drop us a note if you are interested in this lovely Weltmeister 516 melodeon in C/F.

Custom restoration of a 1950ies Hohner Erika

I just finished the restoration of an old Hohner Erika with a lovely wooden keyboard. Judged by the characteristic recessed grille, black bellows and black wooden keyboard, this is one of the first Erika accordions made by Hohner in the mid-fifties. One of the first in this incredibly successful button accordion series. Certainly this is one of the oldest Erika boxes I have seen so far. Above all, it sounds nice too!

Here is a sound sample of the converted accordion.

Drop me a note if you would like to have a custom made accordion too.

Weltmeister in A/D (“gedraaide 5de Toets”)

A very pretty Weltmeister button accordion for sale in A/D, freshly tuned and serviced – ready to play. The accordion sounds very mellow and quiet because A/D is much lower sounding in pitch than C/F. This is a perfect instrument for a beginner or someone with sensitive neighbors.

A Swedish waltz played on the Weltmeister A/D

The bellows are as new, the keyboard plays smooth and quiet and the instrument is light and easy to handle.

The accordion has the following features:

  • New tuning to medium flat tremolo (+8 ct on A)
  • Gedraaide 5de toets – push/pull of 5ths button on inside row is reversed. Note: I can remove this if needed.
  • Optional: Bass without thirds
  • Shoulder strap
  • Full 1-year workshop warranty
  • You can add a suitable hard case for an additional fee

Price: Sold.

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RESTORED 3-VOICE HOHNER C#/D (~1930)

This beautiful Hohner accordion is from the 1930ies and was one of Hohner’s top range models in those days. It was originally tuned C/F before I converted it to C#/D.

It has been fitted with new super dural reeds and tuned to medium tremolo of +-10ct on A. Due to the three voices it plays loud and with a rich and mellow sound. The thirds have been removed from the basses.

The keyboard and buttons are kept original but have been setup (limited button travel, new felt pads and mechanics adjustment) to play much more quiet and easy. The visible metal parts have been cleaned and de-rusted and the bellows are in a good condition.

The instrument comes with a full 1-year workshop warranty and a shoulder strap. A suitable hard case can be added for an additional fee if needed.

Price: Sold.

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For Sale: Hohner Marca Registrada 1-row

Hohner Marca Registrada melodeon for Sale! Playing one-row boxes has become a bit of a trend lately. Maybe it’s the search for simplicity or just Emma Corbett killing it on her melodeon (listen here)…

On behalf of an acquaintance, I’m selling a beautiful old Hohner Marca Registrada in the key of C. The box belonged to a relative that recently passed away and was hardly ever played. The instrument is stunningly beautiful and in top condition: Ready-to-play. It does not come with my full workshop warranty but has been checked in the workshop and the felt pads on the bass-side have been renewed. It plays nicely, the bellows are tight and the tuning is good.

some say…. on the old one-row

Comes with the original fabric bag and shoulder strap.

Price: Sold.

Contact me if you want more information about the melodeon.

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Workshop warranty on all my boxes

Button accordion workshop warranty for 1 year on all my work. Every box I sell has been thoroughly set up and serviced in my workshop. In the unlikely event that there is an issue within the first year, I will fix it for you.

This applies for:

  • Problems with the buttons or keyboard
  • Leaking bellows
  • Blocked or out of tune reeds
  • etc

If you have not made use of this warranty after one year, it turns into a 50% voucher for refreshing the tuning of your box.

Conditions

  • Shipping has to be paid by the box owner
  • The warranty holds for defects in material or my workmanship and does not include damage that has been caused by (obvious) misuse or accidents such as water damage, damage from non-expert tuning attempts, etc…
  • Warrant is issued at my discretion

Contact me for if you have any questions regarding the button accordion workshop warranty!

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For Sale: Hohner Erika B/C for trad. irish music

A beautiful Hohner Erika B/C melodeon fitted with brand new Hohner reeds, new felt pads and gaze on grill and bass. Tuned to a medium dry +8ct on A. The bellows show some wear, but are in good working condition. No air leeks, no serious damage.

The box was made for trad. music:

Tell me know, a nice waltz on the freshly tuned Erika B/C box.

Very happy with the outcome of the melodeon. It plays light and sounds nice.

Comes with an one year accordion-doc workshop warranty and shoulder straps. A suitable small Hohner hard case or gig bag can be added for an additional cost of 50 EUR / 30 EUR.

Contact me if you want more information about the Hohner Erika B/C melodeon.

Price: 665 EUR (incl. 21% VAT)

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Hohner Pokerwork in A/D

I am selling a German made Hohner Pokerwork in the tuning A/D. The instrument has been improved with new felt pads (silent keyboard action, even in fast tunes) and a fresh tuning with less tremolo that suits the mellow sound of the box very well. New shoulder strap holders were added and the grill lining renewed on both treble and bass side.

Here’s what it sounds like solo.
Here’s what it sounds like when playing some reels

The instrument is in excellent playing condition and looks as shiny as new though it is a second hand instrument.

Hohner Pokerwork in A/D Melodeon

One or two shoulder straps are included and a suitable small Hohner hard case or gig bag can be added for an additional cost of 50 EUR / 30 EUR.

If you want more information about the Hohner Pokerwork in A/D please contact me!

Price: Sold.

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