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Mike Gott

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Link to Hohner Enthusiast's Site, worth a look.
« on: December 13, 2007, 05:59:49 PM »

Link to a very interesting site by a German Hohner Corona enthusiast with lots of photos of the old Hohner factory and a tour round the current one in Trossingen with photos of reed construction, fitting, tuning etc, and mostly in English: http://www.peterunbehauen.de/p/06-hohner.html

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Re: Link to Hohner Enthusiast's Site, worth a look.
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007, 06:35:04 PM »

Cool site!

Did you see that melodeon thing with 5 rows of 20/21 buttons! Its huge.
Probably had a full 120 bass system as well but we couldn't see it
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Re: Link to Hohner Enthusiast's Site, worth a look.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007, 07:30:00 PM »

The link I've provided takes you straight to the "new" factory tour photos. To look at the pictures of the derelict old factory, go to the index and select "akkordeon". Does anyone know what has happend to the old factory - has it been demolished or turned into flates or something like that?

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Re: Link to Hohner Enthusiast's Site, worth a look.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007, 04:40:35 PM »


Did you see that melodeon thing with 5 rows of 20/21 buttons! Its huge.
Probably had a full 120 bass system as well but we couldn't see it
Now that's a real accordion! Similar item in the Hohner Catalogue
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Re: Link to Hohner Enthusiast's Site, worth a look.
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2007, 09:53:24 PM »

Now that's a real accordion! Similar item in the Hohner Catalogue

__.  Wow, that huge!  And 13 kilos.  But look at all those bass buttons ... it would probably sound like a p#$%o accordion, or maybe even a BCC# (sorry, GG, *somebody* had to be the one to say it ...).
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Re: Link to Hohner Enthusiast's Site, worth a look.
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 11:06:54 PM »

Now that's a real accordion! Similar item in the Hohner Catalogue

hey that reminds me of this series of Russian videos on youtube where they all played a similar instrument

 http://youtube.com/watch?v=v7DhL9MMVCw

worth a watch

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Re: Link to Hohner Enthusiast's Site, worth a look.
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2007, 10:27:21 PM »

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hey that reminds me of this series of Russian videos on youtube where they all played a similar instrument

 http://youtube.com/watch?v=v7DhL9MMVCw

worth a watch

To me that sounds like a free bass instrument intended for classical music. Many classical players prefer Russian instruments and the best ones cost several tens of thousands of euros.
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