Hohner Club I “Traviata” F/Bflat dating from the end of the 1920s this is a beautiful example of the first Hohner Club models. This one is labelled “Traviata” which is probably a retailers brand name. I have seen identical models with full Hohner branding. This is marked B/Es on the keyboard for BflatEflat though when I received it the reeds, which had every sign of being original were actually C/F. I have fitted a set of contemporary Hohner H reeds on zinc plates in F/Bflat. It is not club tuned, and is in concert pitch with a very light tremolo. These old Hohner reeds have a wonderful smooth warm sound, quite unlike modern Hohners, which you can hear on the sound sample. I’ve done a full rebuild on this lovely old instrument, reeds re-valved, re-waxed and tuned, pallets re-faced, bass buttons bushed. The bellows have all new edging tape and new gaskets. I have repainted the keyboard, which had been messily brush painted, but I’ve left the case with its original finish which has a great colour and beautiful wear from a century of playing. This is a rare box and a delightful player.