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Hohner Morino VII N

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Hi, while researching my late fahers accordion I came across a post here saying they had never saw this model thought you would like to see some photos. IMG-20220110-WA0006.jpgIMG-20220110-WA0003.jpgIMG-20220110-WA0004.jpgIMG-20220110-WA0006.jpg
 

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The common list of Hohner models does not contain the Morino VII N. It does have the Morino IV BS which comes close but has two more treble notes (high Bb and B).
 

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Hi, thanks, I do not play, I could only find reference to this model on an old post here - my father stopped playing 25 or 30 years ago so I guess this must be 40 or so years old, it is very heavy, so maybe not for day to day play
 

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Hi, thanks, I do not play, I could only find reference to this model on an old post here - my father stopped playing 25 or 30 years ago so I guess this must be 40 or so years old, it is very heavy, so maybe not for day to day play
It is an old model, but very many instruments of this age are still being played daily and work just fine. This accordion may be a bit heavy by today's standard but it is by no means the heaviest. It is only 4 voice, so the Morino VI n which is 5 voice with 45 treble notes is clearly heavier and the (Morino) Artiste X S I have (5 voice, 56 treble notes) is even heavier (weighing in at 18kg without case).
 

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Haha... that top pic was taken from my website. I have that original document that I scanned and placed there!
Yes, your old catalogs are a wonderful witness to the golden age of accordion. Many thanks for keeping them in electronic form. (y) However, many models have remained technically remarkable, but they have not taken the market. I must admit that the H-M-VIIN model is rarely encountered here in Europe either. It's weird, but the full-featured MIII instruments, but with only four voices and/or with a smaller keyboard range, didn't have as much commercial success as the Model VIN. Either way, it's all just history, Hohner stopped producing the Morino-serie completely.

Best regards, Vladimir
 

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... Either way, it's all just history, Hohner stopped producing the Morino-serie completely.

Best regards, Vladimir
Actually, Hohner stopped "carrying" the Morino series for some past years, but probably by popular demand it is now back again. The Hohner website again features the Morino series (96 and 120 bass, Morino IV, V, musette and Avsenik versions).
As far as "producing" the Morino-series that stopped (for most of the production) about 6 decades ago, when the production of the N (and later S) series was outsourced to Excelsior, which around 2.000 became Pigini... and today who knows who actually makes the new Morino accordions... and hopefully they are not made in the Chinese Hohner factory... (They have been either secretive or dishonest about their accordions being "made in Germany" for so long that people start disbelieving anything Hohner claims about what is manufactured where...)
 

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I was told by someone at Hohner Germany that the new Morino+ (there are 8 models listed on the Hohner website, but there are actually 9 models, not listed is the "Mattia", named after Mathias Matzke), are all assembled and shipped from the newer Hohner plant in Trossingen, Germany. What was not confirmed to me was if the parts are made in China somewhere and shipped to Germany. I never thought to ask.

However, since the starting price of a 120 bass Morino+ is $17,000US and rises from there, I would like to imagine that Hohner is not taking the risk of using cheap Chinese parts and is making it all "in house". In today's economy that would be devastating if it came out.
 
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