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Hohner Trutone?

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I picked one of these up last week on Kijiji from a barn on some property that recently changed hands.  Is it a Canadian only model?

I can't find anything on it, but there is one for sale in Quebec right now...
It appears to be a Verdi II M or maybe a III M

I guess I'll be spending the $30 US to find out what it was when it came from the factory!

Has anyone seen these?  Were they a special deal or something??
 

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Could be a Verdi III M (not a II because the II is a 37/96 and the III is 41/120). But Hohner made many models that looked (and even sounded) alike.
 

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debra said:
Could be a Verdi III M (not a II because the II is a 37/96 and the III is 41/120). But Hohner made many models that looked (and even sounded) alike.

Thanks Paul, a Verdi III M I saw on YouTube had a palm master switch which mine doesn't have, so I wasn't sure about it being a III M.  The Trutones have gold coloured grills, the III M's seem to have silver coloured grills.
 

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Greg Ellis pid=72508 dateline=1591029129 said:
debra pid=72490 dateline=1590995778 said:
Could be a Verdi III M (not a II because the II is a 37/96 and the III is 41/120). But Hohner made many models that looked (and even sounded) alike.

Thanks Paul, a Verdi III M I saw on YouTube had a palm master switch which mine doesnt have, so I wasnt sure about it being a III M.  The Trutones have gold coloured grills, the III Ms seem to have silver coloured grills.

Hohner made several 41/120, 3 voice, non-cassotto accordions with different names and some different features, like palm switch or not and gold or silver grills and different colors for register switches... I understand that you want to know what you have exactly, but in terms of playing properties and quality it does not really matter.
 

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A very belated thanks Paul! I still haven't sent in for the Hohner build date info, will do so later in the year when I have some spare $$!
 

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A very belated thanks Paul! I still haven't sent in for the Hohner build date info, will do so later in the year when I have some spare $$!
Considering the value of such an old accordion, any money spent on it is better spent on maintenance than on asking Hohner for more info about it...
 

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The register switches are the same as my 1959 Hohner Lucia (1956-1961 model).
 

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