Caring for a brand new Hohner Bravo 3 80 bass Accordion


#1

I bought a brand new Hohner Bravo 3 PA late last year. I love it and I am using it for my PA lessons.

So, what’s the best way to keep it looking new and shiny? A repair man here in Adelaide recommended polishing it with ‘Mr Sheen’. Is this okay? I have not used any polish on it so far.
What do other Hohner owners do?

The instrument came with a nice soft bag which I store it in of course. I understand if it is stored incorrectly it could shorten the life of the valves. Now, should the accordion be stored flat i.e. shoulder straps down with keyboard facing up or should it be stored Bass strap down?

Thank you,
David


#2

Hi David, great to hear you´re happy with your Bravo III. In most cases it is enough to clean it with the cleaning cloth that came with your accordion. We have one professional polishing liquid though that we can highly recommend. http://www.hohner-cshop.de/en/Accordion/Tools/Polishing-Emulsion-300-ccm.html?listtype=search&searchparam=polier
If Mr Sheen does not affect the surface, of course you can use it as well. But I´m not a 100% sure if this is the case.

In regards to the storing, we recommend to put it bass strap down.

Have a great day
Theresia


#3

Thank you Theresia,
I will check out the Hohner polishing liquid.

With kind regards
David.