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Paul Crowley

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Unusual Hohner
« on: April 15, 2019, 05:03:11 PM »

Hi all,  I’ve been lurking for a while.  This is my first post. I picked up this Hohner GCF box and it seems to have a pretty unusual button layout.  The C and F rows don’t seem to have the same offset from the preceding row as the diagrams I have found on this site- and there’s the extra button up by the F row.   I bought it from a person who originally purchased it used in 1958...
I’d appreciate any info or guidance regarding identifying this.

Thanks so much!
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Andrew Kennedy

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Re: Unusual Hohner
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 05:25:24 PM »

What notes does the extra button play?
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pgroff

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Re: Unusual Hohner
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 05:45:11 PM »

I'll guess that this was probably a special-order (or possibly a very neat after-market modification) done for one of the players of the Steirische or of the Slovenian button box systems. Compare (for example):

https://www.ebay.com/i/264270462904?chn=ps

Is there a button in the middle and/or inside row (C row and/or F row) that plays the same note in both directions?

PG
« Last Edit: April 15, 2019, 05:47:47 PM by pgroff »
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Grape Ape

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Re: Unusual Hohner
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 10:07:50 PM »

I have a GCF Hohner that has a Stereische layout. I am pretty sure it is original.
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Re: Unusual Hohner
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 11:52:05 PM »

What notes does the extra button play?

It plays d/c and it’s very close to the c/d on the F row.
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Paul Crowley

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Re: Unusual Hohner
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 12:00:13 AM »

I have a GCF Hohner that has a Stereische layout. I am pretty sure it is original.

Thanks!  Is this a Stereische layout?
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