Been here for ages!
- Jul 16, 2014
- Reaction score
- Eindhoven, the Nnetherlannds
Indeed, but even a bit later. The Hohner Morino M series was still made in Germany and had a waterfall keyboard. The Morino N series came in the 60's and was made by Excelsior in Italy. My Hohner model table says the N came in 1968. That is a bit late, but it indicates that the M with its waterfall keyboard was still being made at least in the early 60s.Waterfall keys began disappearing in the 40's here in the US & Italy.
WW II accordion production suffered in the US & Italy until the end of the war. Normal production started again after 1945 and
accordions with waterfall keys ceased to appear on the new models. As in Germany accordions with waterfall keyboards appeared
until the early 50's.