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Nick Collis Bird

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Re: Value of pre war Hohners
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2013, 09:55:51 PM »

We only want bona Hohner owners

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Unfortunately, I do. Sunday mornings will never the same " ooh, went to the cottage last weekend, oh yes I love cottaging" and the BBC hasn't a clue what was going on. Not a Melodeon in sight, ducky.
Yeah! Bonar! Sorry meant Hohner
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Re: Value of pre war Hohners
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2013, 08:01:31 AM »

Hello, I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy - what brings you trollin' in here........?   ;D ;D ;D

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How bona to varda your dolly old eek!

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Re: Value of pre war Hohners
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2013, 08:13:20 AM »

Ooh! Isn't he bold!
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Re: Value of pre war Hohners
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2013, 09:24:15 AM »

Without having at the time the slightest ;D expectation of opening the floodgates, I must admit that the choice of phrase was not entirely unconnected with a particular radio programme.  ;D
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Re: Value of pre war Hohners
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2013, 01:33:17 PM »

Without having at the time the slightest ;D expectation of opening the floodgates, I must admit that the choice of phrase was not entirely unconnected with a particular radio programme.  ;D

Arh, remember it well, midday on Sunday, Around the Hohner with Kenneth Hohner followed closely by The Jimmy Treblerowe show. Then if you were lucky, an interview with Bonar Law or Gilbert Handy.
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Re: Value of pre war Hohners
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2013, 04:55:24 PM »

Without having at the time the slightest ;D expectation of opening the floodgates, I must admit that the choice of phrase was not entirely unconnected with a particular radio programme.  ;D

Arh, remember it well, midday on Sunday, Around the Hohner with Kenneth Hohner

That would be after the Billy Cairdin Band Show?
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Re: Value of pre war Hohners
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2013, 07:14:14 PM »

While being a Hohner enthusiast (1930s club and a modern Merlin) I'd like to put in a word for the modern box market.
When starting out I had to look up the difference between melodeon and concertina, couldn't work out how Louis Killen played so fast and still had time to suck'n'blow and the choice was Hohner, Bell. P or V Soprani and nobody could tell you the difference. Price-wise Hohners seem about the same. Difference is you can get them tuned nowadays and you can choose wet/dry/damp/just a bit moist etc
Another plus is the range of high end boxes out there (Castelfidardo) and the many independent French makers who are very innovative and competitively priced. Given that in the late 70s the melodeon (2-row) in France was more a political statement than a musical instrument, they have come a very long way.

Access to melodeon music and learning materials is better than it has ever been not least with Youtube etc. And people can play better and are much more inquisitive.
On the subject of Roland V-accordions - I don't reckon Stratocasters will ever catch on.
 Finally, as for using steel instead of brass for accordion reeds well... but I don't suppose brass will ever make a comeback either.
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