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3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« on: December 17, 2017, 06:18:52 PM »

I have always loved the look and sound of the old Hohners, especially the presswoods, and as I prefer 3 rows, when I saw this I figured I had better buy it!  It is the only one I have ever seen.  I am told it is in GCF, and I am guessing the bass layout is a set of GC bass/ chords and a set CF bass/ chords, instead of the usual compromise of twelve basses.  I will post more upon its arrival.
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 06:19:58 PM »

And a couple more photos:
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 06:24:52 PM »

And one of the very colorful bellows, the back side of which will probably need retaping....
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 06:49:06 PM »

I have always loved the look and sound of the old Hohners, especially the presswoods, and as I prefer 3 rows, when I saw this I figured I had better buy it!  It is the only one I have ever seen.  I am told it is in GCF, and I am guessing the bass layout is a set of GC bass/ chords and a set CF bass/ chords, instead of the usual compromise of twelve basses.  I will post more upon its arrival.

From memory of these pre-war Hohner 16 bass layouts, I think (for a GCF 16 bass) you're more likely to have a typical GCF 12 bass layout on the bottom 12 buttons (i.e, F/C, Bb/Bb, C/G, A/Dm, G/D, E/Am) and then the top 4 bass buttons will go further into the sharp keys. In other words, I don't think you'll have the F/F button pair that you might expect in a GC layout.  I could get out one of the 16-bass I have in storage to check this, but your box will probably arrive sooner than I can get around to that project (busy with end of term  and with Christmas around the corner) - so let us know!  Of course, customized layouts have always been possible.  If yours is different than I predicted, I will eventually get my own examples out and photo & document them here for comparison.

By the way, what a beautiful accordion!  These are a bit tall and heavy, but for styles that don't require fast bellows reversals I think they're fun to play and sound very sweet.


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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 06:18:14 AM »

My friend bought the same model in perfect visual condition from Holland a month ago. For surprise it was "chromatic" button accordion grife b on the right and unexpected "chromatic" layout on bass side. Wil be remaded (back) to "diatonic" accordion some day.
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 09:22:11 PM »

waiting for update   :||:
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 03:20:55 AM »

It arrived....
But the wife wrapped it up like a xmas present and labeled it “from Santa.”
Best not to argue.
Stay tuned....
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 03:22:28 AM »

Never even got to see it!
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 09:20:34 AM »

 :D
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 10:11:36 AM »

chromatic 3 row 16 bass photos part 1
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2017, 10:13:36 AM »

photos part 2
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2017, 10:14:44 AM »

photos part 3
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2017, 10:16:23 AM »

photos part 4
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 09:25:09 PM »

Did you unpack your xmas present?

It arrived....
But the wife wrapped it up like a xmas present and labeled it “from Santa.”
Best not to argue.
Stay tuned....
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2017, 12:39:54 AM »

Yes.  It is in GCF, but alas will be needing more work than I hoped.  Scott, I just realized i only responded to you in my head (busy time of year in the wine biz) I think you will definitely get your hands on this box as it needs plenty more than buttons!

More when I get some rest.
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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2017, 03:50:04 AM »

Looks very cool. I will have all the button tops you need. I'm off from R.I.T. for the next few weeks if you want to drive over. Sold two presswoods this week.

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Re: 3 Row 16 Bass Presswood
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2017, 04:33:50 AM »

I got one of them 16 bass too in GCF but not the buttons urs has with the zydeco style ..
G side is low low on mine still patching some holes and leaks from the bellows...
Eager to hear it I know mine has lots of bass work and although all treble keys play it sounded a 435ish
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