I always have interesting – ready to play – button accordions and melodeons for sale. Custom tuning on request is of course welcome. There is a lot happening in my workshop, so don’t hesitate too long as newly posted accordions tend to disappear fast from my shelves. I will continuously update this page for those of you who are looking for a new button accordion. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter and be the first to know when something new happens on this website.
Looking for a custom made button accordion?
I have over the years built up an inventory of button accordions ( 1, 2, 2 ½ and 3-rows ) that sooner or later will be restored by me. You can always contact me if you don’t want to wait until my next restoration project has finalized and I will try to match your needs with a custom restoration ( setup, tuning, etc ).
Starting price: 250 EUR + shipping (depends on stock and work that needs to be done)
WELTMEISTER IN A/D (“GEDRAAIDE 5DE TOETS”)
A very pretty Weltmeister button accordion for sale in A/D, freshly tuned and serviced – ready to play. The accordion sounds very mellow and quiet because A/D is much lower sounding in pitch than C/F. This is a perfect instrument for a beginner or someone with sensitive neighbors.
The bellows are as new, the keyboard plays smooth and quiet and the instrument is light and easy to handle.
The accordion has the following features:
- New tuning to medium flat tremolo (+8 ct on A)
- Gedraaide 5de toets – push/pull of 5ths button on inside row is reversed. Note: I can remove this if needed.
- Optional: Bass without thirds
- Shoulder strap
- Full 1-year workshop warranty
- You can add a suitable hard case for an additional fee
Hohner Marca Registrada 1-Row
Playing one-row boxes has become a bit of a trend lately. Maybe it’s the search for simplicity or just Emma Corbett killing it on her melodeon (listen here)…
On behalf of an acquaintance, I’m selling a beautiful old Hohner Marca Registrada in the key of C. The box belonged to a relative that recently passed away and was hardly ever played. The Instrument is stunningly beautiful and in top condition: Ready-to-play. It does not come with my full workshop warranty but has been checked in the workshop and the felt pads on the bass-side have been renewed. It plays nicely, the bellows are tight and the tuning is good.
The accordion comes with the original fabric bag and shoulder strap.
Price: 300 EUR + shipping
Feel free to contact me for questions.
Restored 3-Voice Hohner C#/D (~1930)
This beautiful Hohner accordion is from the 1930ies and was one of Hohner’s top range models in those days. It was originally tuned C/F before I converted it to C#/D.
It has been fitted with new super dural reeds and tuned to medium tremolo of +-10ct on A. Due to the three voices it plays loud and with a rich and mellow sound. The thirds have been removed from the basses.
The keyboard and buttons are kept original but have been setup (limited button travel, new felt pads and mechanics adjustment) to play much more quiet and easy. The visible metal parts have been cleaned and de-rusted and the bellows are in a good condition.
The instrument comes with a full 1-year workshop warranty and a shoulder strap. A suitable hard case can be added for an additional fee if needed.
Hohner Pokerwork in A/D
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I am selling a German made Hohner Pokerwork in the tuning A/D. The instrument has been improved with new felt pads (silent keyboard action, even in fast tunes) and a fresh tuning with less tremolo that suits the mellow sound of the box very well. I have added new shoulder strap holders and the grill lining has been renewed on both treble and bass side. The accordion comes with 1-year workshop warranty.
The instrument is in excellent playing condition and looks as shiny as new though it is a second hand instrument.
One or two shoulder straps are included and a suitable small Hohner hard case or gig bag can be added for an additional cost of 50 EUR / 30 EUR.
Custom bass: With or without thirds.
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A beautiful Hohner Erika box fitted with brand new Hohner reeds, new felt pads and gaze on grill and bass. Tuned to a medium dry +8ct on A. The bellows show some wear, but are in good working condition. No air leeks, no serious damage. The box was made for traditional music:
I’m very happy with the outcome of the accordion. It plays light and sounds nice.
The accordion comes with 1-year workshop warranty and shoulder straps. A suitable small Hohner hard case or gig bag can be added for an additional cost of 50 EUR / 30 EUR.
A nice pre-1990 Weltmeister accordion tuned in C/F. I have come across a couple of Weltmeister accordions already and this one is in surprisingly good condition. Accordion making has a long tradition in the area of Klingenthal as can be read in this little overview. This box was made in the days of the nationally owned enterprise, VEB Klingenthaler Harmonikawerke most likely pre-1990 as indicated by the sticker of origin (DDR – socialist eastern Germany).
The accordion is in mint condition, fully restored and tuned. The tuning is C/F with additional semi-tones (F#/G# , D#/C#) placed at the bottom of the keyboard. It plays light and makes an ideal first instrument for a beginner or travel accordion.
Hohner, 2-Voice B/C, ~1950 ies
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A super beautiful old Hohner box, that I bought in 2015 from someone who had it lying on his attic. I put in new TAM reeds and new felt pads to quieten down the keyboard. Everything not related to sound, I kept original. The label mentions a classic music store in Hamburg (Detmering) and I like to imagine it being played in Hamburg’s infamous redlight district (reeperbahn) back in the old days. Who knows what it has seen and where it has been…
I played it quite a bit in the Amsterdam session, in particular I remember playing it in my first ever Amsterdam session.
Here’s a recording of me playing a Billy McComiskey tune, backed by Dominic Crosby in Amsterdam.
Hohner Pokerwork, 2-Voice D/C#
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A beautiful old Hohner Pokerwork. I re-taped the bellows, put new felt pads on and converted it D/C#.