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Where are Hohner Accordions Made?
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Southwold Jack
2006-07-19 13:22:35 UTC
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New to the boards but was curious where Hohner manufactures their
accordions. If this has already been a topic, please put me in the
right direction.
Thanks
Southwold Jack
alexrat
2006-07-19 14:04:11 UTC
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Post by Southwold Jack
New to the boards but was curious where Hohner manufactures their
accordions. If this has already been a topic, please put me in the
right direction.
Thanks
Southwold Jack
Hi Jack

Welcome. I am not the resource for this question but I know that most
of them, the cheaper lines for sure, are from Chinese factories.

Are the higher end models still madfe in Germany? Are there still
'Gola's' being made?

I looked At a Gola (but wasn't able to play it) at Montmagny two years
ago. The shop was asking $1000 CND which seemed cheap. Somebody
borrowed it for a performance so it was in pretty good shape.

BOba
Ike Milligan
2006-07-19 18:20:30 UTC
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Post by alexrat
Post by Southwold Jack
New to the boards but was curious where Hohner manufactures their
accordions. If this has already been a topic, please put me in the
right direction.
Thanks
Southwold Jack
Hi Jack
Welcome. I am not the resource for this question but I know that most
of them, the cheaper lines for sure, are from Chinese factories.
Are the higher end models still madfe in Germany? Are there still
'Gola's' being made?
I looked At a Gola (but wasn't able to play it) at Montmagny two years
ago. The shop was asking $1000 CND which seemed cheap. Somebody
borrowed it for a performance so it was in pretty good shape.
BOba
Are you sure it wasn't 10,000? Hohner gets basically 2 kinds of
accordions from China. the Hohnica which is purchased form a Chinese
factory mad the Chinese way to Hohner specifications and inspected by
Hohner before being shipped to retailers, and the Bravo line and the
Amica whicha re said to be European quality and ae made by Chinese
technicians trained in Germany using hohner-supplied parts and
equipment. These latter are in my opinion, the most bang for the buck in
an imported new accordion. They are as good or better than the
entry-level European imports and for a much lower price.
alexrat
2006-07-20 17:46:24 UTC
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Post by Ike Milligan
Post by alexrat
I looked At a Gola (but wasn't able to play it) at Montmagny two years
ago. The shop was asking $1000 CND which seemed cheap. Somebody
borrowed it for a performance so it was in pretty good shape.
BOba
(Ike)
Post by Ike Milligan
Are you sure it wasn't 10,000?
No, it was $1000. The shop owner is an Anglophone. Maybe the reeds had
been messed wit??. I asked again later but it was gone.

I heard a gentleman play it. He said he owned several (5?) Golas. I'll
aks him this year if i see him why he didn't buy it. He's 'elderly' and
maybe has enough Golas knocking around the house. In the boot, under
the bed, in the hall....

BOba
gma
2006-07-20 12:01:52 UTC
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High end Hohners are still German made.. or European made.. low end are
Chinese made.

GMA
Post by alexrat
Post by Southwold Jack
New to the boards but was curious where Hohner manufactures their
accordions. If this has already been a topic, please put me in the
right direction.
Thanks
Southwold Jack
Hi Jack
Welcome. I am not the resource for this question but I know that most
of them, the cheaper lines for sure, are from Chinese factories.
Are the higher end models still madfe in Germany? Are there still
'Gola's' being made?
I looked At a Gola (but wasn't able to play it) at Montmagny two years
ago. The shop was asking $1000 CND which seemed cheap. Somebody
borrowed it for a performance so it was in pretty good shape.
BOba
Southwold Jack
2006-07-21 16:44:30 UTC
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What is the cutoff for what is considered a high end vs. low end?
Post by gma
High end Hohners are still German made.. or European made.. low end are
Chinese made.
GMA
Post by alexrat
Post by Southwold Jack
New to the boards but was curious where Hohner manufactures their
accordions. If this has already been a topic, please put me in the
right direction.
Thanks
Southwold Jack
Hi Jack
Welcome. I am not the resource for this question but I know that most
of them, the cheaper lines for sure, are from Chinese factories.
Are the higher end models still madfe in Germany? Are there still
'Gola's' being made?
I looked At a Gola (but wasn't able to play it) at Montmagny two years
ago. The shop was asking $1000 CND which seemed cheap. Somebody
borrowed it for a performance so it was in pretty good shape.
BOba
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