Hohner - a name that stands for quality and tradition.
The Hohner company history began in 1857, when Matthias Hohner opened a small workshop for musical instruments in Trossingen. In the following years, the company developed into one of the largest manufacturers of harmonicas in the world. Today, Hohner is best known for its high-quality and traditional instruments.
Matthias Hohner originally came from Saxony-Anhalt and learned the craft of instrument making from a wandering carpenter. After working in various cities in Germany for several years, he decided to move to Trossingen in Württemberg in 1857, where he opened a small workshop for musical instruments. At first Hohner specialized in making flutes and clarinets, but he soon discovered the harmonica - a new instrument that was just becoming popular in Europe.
Hohner was one of the first European manufacturers of harmonicas and soon had success with it. Over the years, the company continued to develop its production and brought more and more new models to the market. Today, Hohner is especially known for its Marine Band Harmonica - a model that was developed as early as 1896 and is still built unchanged today. Other popular models such as the Blues Harp or the Golden Melody also come from the house of Hohner.
In addition to harmonicas, the company also produces other musical instruments such as guitars, keyboards and brass instruments as well as related accessories such as picks and string sets under its various brand names worldwide. Whether beginner or professional - with instruments from Hohner you are always well advised!
Overhauled in the specialist workshop
All used accordions are completely overhauled in our specialized workshop. The instruments are retuned by us, the mechanics are overhauled, the bellows are resealed, the keyboard is adjusted and much more. You will receive a very well playable instrument in perfect tuning! New accordions are completely checked in our workshop before we ship them safely packed. All accordions are transport secured before shipping!
Things to know about Hohner
Hohner chromatic accordions - first-class workmanship
Hohner chromatic accordions are manufactured in different sizes and versions. The smallest version is the miniaturized version of the instrument, called the "Pocket Edition". These small instruments are perfect for traveling and are easy to carry. Hohner chromatic accordions are available in different versions. There are models with a single voice (monophonic) or with two voices (duo). In addition, there are also models with three voices (Triophone), four voices (Quadro) or even five voices (Quintophone). For use in orchestral music, there are special orchestra sets consisting of several monophones or duo accordions. These sets enable conductors to conduct more complex works for accordion orchestra.
The Morino+ series accordions, named after the legendary Italian accordion builder Venanzio Morino, represent the highest quality and decades of engineering. It has shaped the conception of the typical accordion sound like no other, especially the choirs in the Morino's cassotto. The Morino+ series offers a selection of instruments ideal for advanced and professional accordionists looking for a traditional, modern or customized instrument.
HOHNER Atlantic Accordion - Made in Germany
The Hohner Atlantic has been a faithful companion for all uses for more than 50 years now, whether in the accordion orchestra, youth orchestra, shanty choir or folk band. Many solo entertainers appreciate the Hohener Atlantic as an excellent stage instrument. It convinces with a sensational assertiveness in sound, the solid workmanship and the sound that cannot be mistaken!
From the beginning the Hohner Atlantic was manufactured in Trossingen (Germany). It is a 120 bass accordion with 41 piano keys in the treble. The treble was equipped with 4 choirs, as well as the bass. The 4 choirs in the treble were divided as follows 4'; 8'; 8'; 16' The Hohner Altantic thus features piccolo voices and a nice tremolo in the 16'. Alternatively, the Hohner Atlantic is also offered with Musette tuning (16'; 16'; 16'). In addition, the Hohner Atlantic was made with 3-cords and 120 basses. This was a less expensive, lighter instrument that dispensed with the piccolo voices. Over time, Hohner Atlantic models continued to be changed and modified. The appearance of the case was made a little more modern over time, and great emphasis was placed on recognition and thus the tradition of the Hohner Atlantic during the changes. The metal case was replaced by a wooden case and the sound was thus made a little softer. The assertiveness of the sound was somewhat muted compared to the metal case. The treble stops were adapted from gold to black to the white of today. The Hohner Atlantic was made a bit more angular in the course of development. One thing it has not lost, however, and that is character! Whether old or new, the Hohner Atlantic is a sensational accordion in the mid-price segment.
Button accordion B fingering & C fingering
Button accordions are chromatic accordions, which have buttons in the treble as well as in the bass range. The buttons in the bass range do not differ from piano accordions. Button accordions are divided into B-fret and C-fret accordions.
Construction of the C-handle button accordions
In C-handle button accordions, the C is found in the first and fourth row, and the semitone steps are ascending from the outside to the inside. In Germany, C-handle button accordions are more common than B-handle instruments. B-flat button accordions enjoy strong popularity in Russia, Norway, Belgium and Serbia. In B-flat instruments, the B-flat (or B-flat) is in the first and fourth row and the semitone steps are ascending from the inside to the outside.
Construction of the B-grip button accordions
B-flat button accordions enjoy strong popularity in Russia, Norway, Belgium and Serbia. In Bb fingered instruments, the Bb (or B) is in the first and fourth row and the semitone steps are ascending from the inside to the outside.