We are an Authorized Hohner Dealer - Full Manufacturer Warranty Included - You will receive:
One Hohner Panther - Key GCF (Sol)
One Hohner AGB Thick Padded Gig Bag
One Pair Hohner Nylon Accordion Straps
One Hohner Diatonic Button Accordion Instruction Book
One Flaco Jimenez GCF Accordion Instructional DVD
One Hohner Accordion T-Shirt - Choose Small, Medium, Large, X-Large or XX-Large - Click "Contact Seller" to give us your shirt size!
What's the deal with the NEW Hohner AGB Gig Bag? Here are the MAJOR differences between the AGB Gig Bag and the older CGB Corona Gig Bag, which is still in circulation from other sellers:1) The New AGB Gig Bag weighs an entire pound more than the CGB Gig Bag - The AGB is 2.5 lbs - The CGB Gig Bag is 1.5 lbs - This extra, thick padding means more protection for your instrument!
2) There is a padded pocket in front of the AGB - There is not a pocket on the CGB.
3) The latches on the front (which keep your accordion in the bag) are stronger and thicker - No need to worry about them breaking!
4) The backpack straps have steel clasps that you can attach on the side to the steel hoops (shown on Left side of gig bag picture) -or- traditionally on the back. 4 steel hoops are on the bag total.
5) You get this Deluxe Bag at no additional cost from Music For All, for a limited time only! The price on this package can go up at any time.
The Hohner Panther is arguably the best 3 row button accordion for the money. We are an Authorized Hohner Accordion dealer and confident the price listed is the best you will find on the Internet. Every Hohner button accordion is thoroughly checked and tested by our trained technicians for perfect playability before leaving our warehouse.
Hohner Panther Features:
* New double-strap brackets
* 31 treble keys
* 12 bass/chord buttons
* 2 sets of treble reeds
* Plays in G, C, and F
* 12"H x 7.5"D
* Weighs exactly 9 Lbs.
**We will also add for FREE, One Hohner Diatonic accordion instructional booklet: The Art of Playing Hohner Diatonic Accordion -- by C. Irving Valentine. 40 pages. Complete course of instruction for all types of German & Italian (Vienna) Diatonic Accordions, including original exercises, compositions & arrangements specially prepared or composed for this book and for Diatonic Accordions. For 1, 2 and 3 row diatonic button boxes. Arranged in 15 lessons, a total of 29 pieces in standard and tablature illustrate the principles taught in each lesson. Keyboard diagrams for 1 row C, 1 row G, 2 row G/C, 2 row C/F, 2 row A/D and 3 row G/C/F.
The Hohner Panther features 31 treble keys, 12 bass/chord buttons, two sets of treble reeds, one neckstrap and two brackets. Hohner's Panther accordion is ONLY offered in the GCF (SOL En EspaÃ±ol ) key combination with a sleek matte black finish.
A reasonably priced beginner diatonic button accordion - this is an instrument that will grow with you. As your playing experience develops, it will be versatile enough to allow you to expand into other genres of music. Three row accordions allow the versatility of "cross row" playing, to really get the accordion to sing.
Hohner Panther Commonly Asked Questions:
Question: What types of music is the Hohner Panther used for?
Answer: We have seen the Panther used in so many types of music, this list is continually growing. The Panther is used in: Norteno, Tejano, Conjunto, Rock, Country, Cajun, Folk, Zydeco, Tex-Mex, Polka, Traditional, Rhumba, Samba and Waltz.
The Blues are a blast to play on the Panther. You will use the "pulled" notes on this accordion like you would use the "draw" notes on a harmonica. GCF accordions like the Panther are ideal for blues in A, C, D, E, G.
We often are asked: "I'm left-handed - Does Hohner make a left handed button accordion?"
The answer is No. If you speak with Matt here at Music For All, he'll tell you his wish is to be left handed, as lefties have a much better natural ability to work the Bass buttons on an accordion, than righties.
Question: How are the notes arranged?
Answer: The "In" Treble notes on a diatonic "button box" are arranged similarly to a diatonic harmonica, using the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes (the chord or triad) of the scale of C major. The notes of the scale of C major as you may know are: C, D, E, F, G, A, B.
About the DVD:Flaco Jimenez is the best known of the talented Jimenez family of TexMex accordionists. He has always been popular in the border region, and came to the attention of the wider popmusicbuying public with the help of rootsmusic enthusiast Ry Cooder. Since then Jimenez has toured internationally, made guest appearances on a number of recordings, teamed up with Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender in The Texas Tornados, and continued to record on small labels for the Texas Norteno community.
Whether you call it Musica Nortena, Tejano, Conjunto or Tex-Mex, this exciting accordion-fueled music continues to grow in popularity. Flaco Jimenez and Tim Alexander show you how to play on a three row diatonic accordion in note-for-note detail. Even complete beginners will master several popular Tex-Mex tunes after working with this DVD.
Flaco explains that accordion playing is based on a variety of patterns: Once you have learned them, making music becomes as natural as breathing. He and Tim teach basic chord and rhythm patterns, along with a variety of ornaments-grace notes, trills, bellows shaking, hammer-ons, glissandos- which Flaco says add flavo to songs "like spices to food". You'll also learn the arpeggios, harmonies, scale patterns, solos and endings that define this musical style.
Rest assured your accordion will be checked thoroughly and carefully Quality Control Checked (every key/button and bellows is played) by one of our technicians before shipment. It will be double boxed and packed extremely well with loose styrofoam and/or bubble wrap. We have been selling Hohner Accordions since 2002 and know exactly how to get it to you right the first time. We promise the best pricing and service possible, but your patience is required - by purchasing you completely understand this arrangement.
We only accept returns from USA buyers. If you are an International buyer, we will pack your accordion extremely well, to avoid damage in transit. Please make absolutely sure you or the person you are purchasing for will keep this item, as shipping and customs/duty tax are non-refundable costs to you.