Accordions are built to last. Their sturdy construction is designed to make them reliable companions for decades of playing. But even the finest accordion will begin to show signs of wear and tear after years of use. 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.
Hohner has been building accordions since 1903. That’s a lot of accordions and a lot of history. Fortunately, we’ve kept track. 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. Sometimes we can even establish the identity of the original purchaser.