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70s-era Corona II - A good box to buy?
« on: August 18, 2017, 03:20:18 PM »

I'm currently talking to someone about buying a 70s-era A/D/G Hohner Corona II.

He says he wants a little under £500 for it (price in negotiations).

It seems to be in good shape, but I've not played it. Only seen pictures and they look very good. By the way, he's a repairer/seller, so I'm not worried he's trying to foist some piece of junk on me. He'd have long since gone out of business if that's how he operated.

Does this sound like a good buy based on brand/model? Would really like an A/D/G box to play with others locally. As much as I love my Club, C/F won't get me invited around to sessions. :)

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Re: 70s-era Corona II - A good box to buy?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 03:27:45 PM »

I'm currently talking to someone about buying a 70s-era A/D/G Hohner Corona II.

He says he wants a little under £500 for it (price in negotiations).

It seems to be in good shape, but I've not played it. Only seen pictures and they look very good. By the way, he's a repairer/seller, so I'm not worried he's trying to foist some piece of junk on me. He'd have long since gone out of business if that's how he operated.

Does this sound like a good buy based on brand/model? Would really like an A/D/G box to play with others locally. As much as I love my Club, C/F won't get me invited around to sessions. :)
Nice box, good era, good keys and good price, even if you have to spend a bit of extra money on it to get it fettled a bit. Mind you - if it's the one which Martyn White is advertising, you can ignore that last bit. You can be sure it will be in good condition and tuning.  (:)
http://www.melodeonrepairs.co.uk/Instruments-For-Sale.html
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Re: 70s-era Corona II - A good box to buy?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 04:28:03 PM »

I'm currently talking to someone about buying a 70s-era A/D/G Hohner Corona II.

He says he wants a little under £500 for it (price in negotiations).

It seems to be in good shape, but I've not played it. Only seen pictures and they look very good. By the way, he's a repairer/seller, so I'm not worried he's trying to foist some piece of junk on me. He'd have long since gone out of business if that's how he operated.

Does this sound like a good buy based on brand/model? Would really like an A/D/G box to play with others locally. As much as I love my Club, C/F won't get me invited around to sessions. :)
Nice box, good era, good keys and good price, even if you have to spend a bit of extra money on it to get it fettled a bit. Mind you - if it's the one which Martyn White is advertising, you can ignore that last bit. You can be sure it will be in good condition and tuning.  (:)
http://www.melodeonrepairs.co.uk/Instruments-For-Sale.html

Thanks, Steve.

No, it's not Martyn's, but I'm going to contact him now as the other one is dearer and I need to save money! :D

Plus, if it's a box being sold by someone known here at Melnet, that's very reassuring.

I appreciate the tip.
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Re: 70s-era Corona II - A good box to buy?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 12:15:13 AM »

Yes but mine has a red padded bass strap  ;)
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Re: 70s-era Corona II - A good box to buy?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 08:13:39 AM »

I got one of those boxes you can swap out the blocks and thro some GCF later on if needed 😂

Anyone that repairs should be able to handle a Corona ii. I got my ADG i was able to swap the reed blocks with some modern BESAs BeBba the sound is not as solid but the swap was a success 😂
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Re: 70s-era Corona II - A good box to buy?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 06:35:36 AM »

These are very popular with the Tex-mex crowd in the US.
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Re: 70s-era Corona II - A good box to buy?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 11:03:36 AM »

These are very popular with the Tex-mex crowd in the US.

I only just found this out a few days before I bought my Corona and was really surprised!

There's even a "sister forum" here:

https://www.reyesforo.com

And an excellent thread about the Corona in all its iterations:

https://www.reyesforo.com/post/hohner-corona-oldnew-style-886286?pid=1286902067

Interesting stuff.
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