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Re: I want to buy a beginner cajun accordion

I agree!
But I just got started. So the sound doesn't matter that much.
I have to try out, if my finger could do the job (i‘m 69) and how to mange to play bass and melody at the same time.
I am looking for a better instrument on eBay.

How would you do it, learn the melody first and add the bass and chord later, or start with the first to bar, for example, playing left and right hand together?

Thanks for your help!

Re: I want to buy a beginner cajun accordion- there is a Hohner 114 on Ebay, what do you think?

Hello everybody.
I need some help rather soon!

As I learned from you, I have to look for a Hohner HA-114, built in Germany as a good beginner instrument.
Now there is one on Ebay/Germany

As I learned from you, I have to look on the fingerboard, if it is made from wood, the accordion was built in Germany, if it was plastic, it was built in China. Is that correct?
The seller tells me, the whole instrument is built in wood, including the fingerboard.

On the side there his written: "Made by Hohner Germany"
There is another HA-114 on Ebay/Germany

and there is only written "M.Hohner".
Might this be the difference, and the second HA-114 is built in China?

I know Hohner says "Made in Germany" on their harmonicas of the MS series, where the reed plates are made in China, but the instruments are assembled in Germany.

Is there any other difference, maybe one I can see on the photos?
What do you think? He wants 490 €, and the accordion seems to be rather new?
Shall I buy it?
Please give me some help!

Thanks a lot!

Re: I want to buy a beginner cajun accordion- there is a Hohner 114 on Ebay, what do you think?


The first one appears to be in excellent condition and 185 Euros less. I would be inclined to go with the lower priced instrument.

German-made is better, but the later Chinese-made boxes are not too bad, just not as good.

I suggest that you quit shopping and start playing!



Re: I want to buy a beginner cajun accordion- there is a Hohner 114 on Ebay, what do you think?

Thanks for your answer!
I already started playing in July, BTW, I got my awful 40 €-Hohner 1040 and I bought a (rather cheap) Hohner Club IIIm, to play without tremolo, with all the chromatic notes, to play jazz standards as well, but the thing is a bit to heavy for me, as I am coming from the harmonica....
Now I try to get the Hohner 114.....
Thanks again.

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