Category Archives: Tuning

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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Same hohner box – very different tunings

Custom button accordion tuning: same Hohner box, very different sound! Listen to a side by side comparison below.

Recently I have fitted a vintage black Hohner box with a set of new Super Dural Reeds.

The tuning I choose was a medium wet tuning with +-10ct A.

Vintage black Hohner in C#/D with a medium wet tuning

Following the new owners wish, the box was re-tuned to a much wetter – Paolo like – tremolo. I am quite surprised what difference that makes but have a listen for yourself:

Vintage black Hohner in C#/D with a very wet -Paolo like- tuning

Personally, I love that new sound! So from now on, this particular – non-standard – tuning has a firm part in my tuning repertoire.

If you have any custom button accordion tuning questions or requests feel free to contact me.

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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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