Late 1940’s-early1950’s? 34 Keys,72 Bass. 5 switches
Please no International shipping. If you are a member of E-Bay’s Global Shipping program then I welcome your bid. Please ask E-Bay how to join it. I ship to Kentucky, USA facility, they do customs paperwork and ship it to you in your country.Bought this accordion from the original owner, a very nice German lady and husband who were headed back to Germany to live out their lives and were parting with a lot of items. She had it as a young person and said vintage was late 1940’s or early 1950’s but that is hearsay. I believe these have serial #’s but I am not sure where to find it. I see Hohner will give you and exact date of build for a small fee as they kept detailed records of every accordion sold.I must point out that I know nothing about accordions and do not play…but I have sold 4 or 5 in the past.This is a Hohner ARIETTA 11M model. It has 34 keys and 72 bass buttons or whatever they are called. The key side has 5 switches. The button side has 2 switches…please note they switch a bit difficult…as in hard to push. I did not force them and they probably need cleaning inside? They move somewhat but they are not crisp like the 5 on the other side.I “tested” each of the 34 keys and they all change the sound when pushed. I pushed each of the 72 buttons and they all indeed change the note. Some of them moved other buttons in as I assume they should.It actually has a very sweet sound and would love to hear it played by a professional. There is a roll-wheel switch on one side on the button 1/2 of the instrument…don’t know what it does.The bellows appear in very good shape. What I mean by this is that they have no tears or breaks and metal corners are all good.The 2 “chain-mail” metal straps which hold it together are present. One is completely flat as it should be but the other side one is twisted a bit but looks like that would be a simple fix to flatten it again…it is not broken just folded upon itself.The strap is not that bad…has some stitching that needs redone as it has separated in a couple areas.Also included is a 180 page learning and song book titled Spiel Akkordeon by Perter Michael Haas. There is a CD on inside of back cover..did not try to play it as it is still sealed in the envelope. The book in entirely in German.The case looks original I would say. It has many tattered corners, inside is not bad but does have a closet old kind of odor…not gross, just old. The accordion itself not bad, just the inside of the case. The latches do work, no key to lock it.OK…here is where I say what I think is important. This is not a refurbished, repaired or re-built accordion to my knowledge. I suspect it has set around this couple abodes for the last 50-60 years. I did not take it apart in any way. I do not know what is inside an accordion and although somewhat curious I do not intend to take it apart. Once again, I neither play any instrument or know anything about an accordion except the push-pull thing and pushing buttons and keys.Selling AS IS with no returns or refunds, please. I will not give partial refunds neither in case you are thinking of that.If you want a new accordion I believe Hohner still makes them…this is not a new accordion.Will ship based on actual weight of 25 lbs. Box will be large at 19X19X12 so shipping will most likely be expensive. I will put this weight and size into shipping calculator from Florida zip 34608 so you pay only actual UPS Ground charges to you. I will provide insurance with UPS for the sale amount. Signature will be required at delivery by you unless you tell me through E-Bay that you do not want that option. International buyers only through E-Bay’s Global Shipping Program…please. On Mar-10-19 at 11:12:14 PDT, seller added the following information: Please no International shipping. If you are a member of E-Bay’s Global Shipping program then I welcome your bid. Please ask E-Bay how to join it. I ship to Kentucky, USA facility, they do customs paperwork and ship it to you in your country.