Has anyone seen an accordion like this? Carmen 120 bass
#1
Because i bought one like this https://www.libertybellows.com/shop/c/p/...839017.htm and i have only found about 3 pictures of it.











Also sorry if this isn't the right forum
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#2
Hi noob,

Yes, in answer to your question, I have seen an accordion like this.

The one featured on the YouTube clip sounds very nice.

Enjoy your "new" instrument.

Kind Regards,

Stephen.
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#3
Carmen accordions seem to have been a sub-brand of the Hohner company.

There's an entertaining run-down of a bunch of Hohner "aliases" here. One of them looks like your model:
http://gumshoearcana.blogspot.com/2011/0...ineup.html

I'm guessing 1940s from the styling?
Bruce Triggs
Accordion Noir Radio
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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#4
That grille was used in the late 1930's.

Here's a catalogue from 1937. It's not the Carmen, but the same grille:

   
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(13-05-2019, 07:35 AM)AccordionUprising Wrote: Carmen accordions seem to have been a sub-brand of the Hohner company.

There's an entertaining run-down of a bunch of Hohner "aliases" here. One of them looks like your model:
http://gumshoearcana.blogspot.com/2011/0...ineup.html

I'm guessing 1940s from the styling?

I was told that these were sold through Sherman Clay.
Smythe's Accordion Center, since 1997
Oakland ,California
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