Therefor instruments manufactured during the same year can have different configurations in terms of pickups and controls.Importers in other countries used different systems.Dating a Hohner guitar requires the owner to describe the instrument in detail and ask the company to estimate the date of manufacture. Note whether its strings are nylon or steel and note the body style.
We’re also happy to estimate the value of your vintage accordion.When it comes to the 127/128/Club60, information is more ambiguous.Year of introduction varies between 1954-1961, depending on source of information.Reeds may go out of tune, keys can start to stick or the bellows could develop a crack.
And if an old instrument has been in storage for a while, it might have gathered dust and require a thorough cleaning. The Hohner Service team in Trossingen specializes in restoring vintage Hohner instruments and stocks a wide range of original parts. Since 1930, every accordion which left our factory bears a serial number and we maintain an extensive library, documenting shipping date and destination of every single instrument.
In Sweden for example, the Hofner agent stamped the upper side of the headstock with the model code, for example 126, followed by three or four digits, for example 1063, where 10 indicates month and 63 stands for the year.