Other Musical Instruments/Hohner Accordion

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I recently acquired a Hohner "Twenty - L" piano acordian, serial # 248634, D.R.P. 550968 and would greatly appreciate any information you could give me in regards to it. Thank you.

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I am unable to give you any kind of price range, as that is out of my expertise, but I can tell you a bit about where it came from!

It's a Hohner, which is a German company. It's the oldest accordion company and is considered one of the top brands. The Twenty L is no longer made, and I was surprised to find little to no information regarding them. Hohner themselves, though, tend to make accordions more for the professional hand. They tend to be smaller and lighter than other companies, which helps keep performers from tiring too quickly. Their designs tend to be much simpler, which means no rhinestones or other over the top designs, but their colors and paint jobs are beautiful in their own right. Sound wise, the Hohner tends to be much sharper, lending itself more to a band without drums. The reason is because the drums tend to affect the sound and require a much thicker tone. If this is an instrument you intend to use or learn on, I think you will be very happy with it! I would consider it perfect for all age ranges! If this is an instrument you're attempting to sell, I personally am unable to price it, but you could look at comparable prices at any of these sites:

http://acclab.com/accordionlab/mall/preown/index.htm
http://www.accordionlinks.com/worth.html

For more information on Hohner:
http://us.playhohner.com
http://m.youtube.com/user/HohnerHMI?desktop_uri=%2Fuser%2FHohnerHMI

I hope this helped you! I'm sorry I couldn't find anything specific to your accordion, but from the looks of the others online, they seem to still be a newer brand, just out of commission recently.

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Chelsey Moudry

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I can identify specific instruments in a piece of music, or in a video. I can provide information on how an instrument is used and the history behind it. This includes a large variety of instruments from all over the world. Asian instruments are my strong area, but I have a wide variety of knowledge on instruments in many other countries.

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I collect music from around the world. Part of my interest is a research into what gives that area's music such a unique sound, and in order to find that out, I have to be familiar with what instruments are used and the history behind them, so I have spent many hours doing research on my own time and learning about a large variety of musical instruments around the world.

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1 year of music history classes (no degree), 3rd year of college for nursing.

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