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Discussions => Instrument Makes and Models => Topic started by: RogerT on December 12, 2018, 06:32:41 PM

Title: Corona IIIR and RS
Post by: RogerT on December 12, 2018, 06:32:41 PM
Are there two models ..the Corona IIIR and the RS? If so, what is the difference?
Title: Re: Corona IIIR and RS
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on December 12, 2018, 07:04:42 PM
Hohner site says


CORONA III R (RS) HH 31 12 3 1/ Tremolo; 5/ Oktav 1963,73,87

Corona 3 says just Tremolo

SJ
Title: Re: Corona IIIR and RS
Post by: Dick Rees on December 12, 2018, 07:33:41 PM
"S" meaning selektor?
Title: Re: Corona IIIR and RS
Post by: Grape Ape on December 13, 2018, 01:20:05 PM
Never played an RS but I believe the only difference is the fingerboard.
Title: Re: Corona IIIR and RS
Post by: MarioP on December 22, 2018, 01:57:03 PM
Hi Roger,

From my humble research the R has a weaker coupler mechanism than the RS which has a more modern switch coupler mechanism when pushing those registers down...

I have played a modified Corona III R the box felt nice to me but the guy changed the bulky grill for a regular flushed corona grill which supposedly allows the sound to come out evenly.

I have ordered my Corona III RS i will be able to confirm the differences when it arrives.

Edited....

* Arrived**** to me this is loud enough 😱
https://youtu.be/iQ_iIZVTnwo
Title: Re: Corona IIIR and RS
Post by: Conjunto Dave on February 15, 2019, 07:34:46 PM
Here's some photos, without grills, showing the main differences between the Corona IIIR and IIIRS.
Title: Re: Corona IIIR and RS
Post by: Grape Ape on February 16, 2019, 01:09:54 PM
I have two of the IIIR. One in red ine in silver glitter.  They are great boxes- and light weight for a three voice.  I have never played an IIIRS but have always felt the IIIR looks better- the only difference being the shape of the fingerboard.

Really great instrument.