By "Cajunized" do you mean removing the iconic Bohemian/Austrain/Saxon/German spoon bass and removing and replacing possibly the best Bohemian/Austrian Saxon/German action on a one row ever made, hairpin springs.. and replacing them with nailed on coil springs ?
"Personally", I wouldn't spend any amount of money on a E-Bay accordeon.
Quebec accordeon techs have been replacing Bass Boxes on HA series Hohners for at least 40 years...Nothing new. Cajun builders have used Hohners as a base and built around them for decades.. Shine Mouton for one.
My replacement fingerboards have thumb grooves and removable front and rear plates, no thumb straps. No, I no longer make them.
BTW Hohners aren't just for beginners. Many seasoned players and professionals use and have used Hohner one rows.
Side tracked.. my dog died.
Romeo.. actually AKC registered as Alpha Romeo
13 yrs old
English Cream Golden Retriever
Born in the Netherlands and brought over at 10 weeks.
He was my best bud.
I'd be devastated .. I am so sorry ..
The following day my wife and I travelled 1002 miles (by car) to visit Romeo's grand-daughter Bella Rose...
Slightly smaller and a spitting image. Had a great visit, a bit sad but worth the trip.
All of Romeo's Christmas gifts/toys were left with her.
My field is empty without him chasing the ground squirrels, crows and turkeys.
We are going to wait a bit before we consider another dog... hard to fill his paws.
Thanks for the thoughts...