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tim_g_schofield

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Does anyone think the idea of a miniatue 3 row is cool? Like the size of an Erica or Hohner preciosa for travel size? If so, what would be a reasonable price to pay?
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yeS...yES...YES!!!  $800-$1200 depending on various factors of course.

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Such model would be ideal for nippers or dwarves   = ) no, no, no, by the way,  at my workshop, some guys have asked me about that avenue, then they need one like this one you mention for their  kids who have from 5 to 10. I bet that if Hohner built one like this, even though it be a special edition, would be a resounding success.
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Would the size of the Erica be good?
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Perfect size!!!

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I dident know the Erica wats smaller I youth it was just a 2 row accordion
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Yup..!  that size would be nice (I 'd suggest a new name for it as for example " Coronita II"  
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coronita would be the perfect name..

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Coronita ll does sound cool. I would definitely

buy one. I would prefer the buttons not to be smaller dough. If anything make them a little bigger like the ones on a Gabb. Tell me this is happening, I could hold off on buying some other toys.


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I agree.
It would be perfect for travel, or for kids beginner's accordion
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YES! That would definitely be a good idea. "Coronita" is a very good name for it too. I would want one for my sons. I've been thinking about a miniature bajo sexto/quinto also for kids...

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Good idea
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Hi Tim, I think its a great idea but they should be sold at an affordable price. Sometimes even used full size hohner corona II classic's have a hard time selling at $700-$800. Just my opinion.
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great idea maybe the size of corso would be an ideal size also would it be two voices or three and what kind of tuning options i think it would be a great deal and i think from 400-650 would be a great price range accordions are very expensive and this model could sell better than panthers and other models if it is advertised well. also Tim do you think hohner will ever give two row players like myself more key and color options like hohner did in the past it would be great if hohner could pour more intrest into 2 rows like it did back in the days
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How much smaller is the erica vs the corona? I've been teaching my 7 yr old how to play on my original Santa Marsala on and off for a few years and he's picking it up good, but he's limited because of the size and weight of the accordion, "its the same size as a gabby 350". If this was something being considered, consider one being sold for a fair price.
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The Erica is significantly smaller than the corona. FYI the Corso is the same size as the Corona. I'm sure Hohner would price such an instrument as economically as it could, however such an instrument would certainly cost more than a Panther. Smaller size in this case complicates construction, I can say that with experience from the 3 voice two row I built. Smaller size means a smaller keyboard, the buttons size would probably not be able to be larger, but perhaps keep the same size button as a Corona. Keep any feedback coming, the more interest in products like this, the more likely that they would become a reality.

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Hi Tim.....I Think keeping the same size buttons as the corona would be perfect....I think that would be good . I'm sure some people would want the accordions for their kids and that would be perfect so when they get bigger and get a bigger accordion they will be used to the button size....


it would be good for this kid in this video....he plays great on the regular size accordion but im sure a 3 row the size of the Erica would be perfect for him...



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yeah i understand with it being more expensive than panther and by the way has Hohner though of offering different keys for the panther???


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Yeah, I want one for my son. He is only 14 months, but I'm sure he will appreciate a small accordion ,lol. This is a great idea. Keep posting guys.

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taotao, my son is also 14 months and this is him playing with his favorite toy at 12 months in his car seat.....hopefully when he grows he still likes playing the accordion and the coronita is made.......lol



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Great video's thanks for sharing!
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*PING*
Any more thoughts on a miniature three row?

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I'd like to have one. Mainly for my son. He's only 2 but loves watching me practice and I let him play it too. My panther is too big for him and if he's interested, right now is a good time since he copies everything we do. Plus, it could be a great travel accordion to take with you, if you don't have an ipad.
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Thinking about it all the time. Is this something we can expect for 2012?

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At this point it's an idea, and something to see how much interest there is to see if it's an idea worthy of going to the next step.
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Here is a picture of a working prototype I just finished. Will have to wait and see what happens if there is any further development. CORONITA

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How much the toy accordion?
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That prototype looks ok, such model would compete with the one Gabbanelli has produced already. I bet the kids are awaiting for its release as soon as they were approved by the Hohner company. Also the guys who want practice on them.
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How much for the prototype? I'm very glad it has the corona style grill instead of some cheap looking grill like the panther does now (hate it with passion). I call dibs on the prototype if by the unfortunate chance, they don't make it...hoping they do.
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i like it looks very good i've been needing something like this its size is perfect for kids and adults alike. i wish you guys could speed up the process as i want to teach my son how to play but my accordions too big for him, he's only 1 but he loves the accordion. 
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I too would love to get my son's hands on one of these babies!
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Nice Tim, I like the look of the prototype, and I think it's an idea with legs,
I second the opinions on button size being as large as possible,
In the photo the ones on the coronita look like maybe they had to be
Smaller? I prefer the flatter butttons like on the older boxes and the new
Steve Jordan box.. keep the classic hohner grill, does it have bass side reeds or no?
Great job on the prototype though, I bet it gets hard
To fit all the guts of a three row into the smaller box!
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I used Xtreme buttons, and the button spacing is the same as a Corona. The black pearl Xtreme buttons are about 1 mm larger in diameter than a classic's, so they are actually larger than the buttons on a classic. Yes, it has reeds in the bass side to. I was also able to build it so that it will accept stock corona blocks.
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I used Xtreme buttons, and the button spacing is the same as a Corona. The black pearl Xtreme buttons are about 1 mm larger in diameter than a classic's, so they are actually larger than the buttons on a classic. Yes, it has reeds in the bass side to. I was also able to build it so that it will accept stock corona blocks.
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Nice work! That thing looks awesome!!
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Looks very nice! Hopefully it goes into production!

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Tim, that looks awesome!! i like the size and the look. what would one of these bad boys cost? would it be made in all keys or just one like the panther? the fact that it fits stock Corona II reed blocks is awesome aswell. imagine one of these with the tony de la rosa sound! cant wait to see what develops from all of this! keep up the good work Tim! Abelito.


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Hello Tim,

That prototype is awsome. I cant wait for the final product.
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I'm ready to buy one Tim. Keep us updated

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Tim if I may put my two cents in, that would be amazing especially for the children that want to be able to play accordion like their dad standing up versus sitting down lol. But really we get a lot of inquiries here at the shop about such an accordion since many of our students are under the age of 10. Our youngest is only 4 and her panther is almost her size. But keep in mind, in my opinion keeping it affordable is the route for such an accordion seeing as once they grow out of it, which doesn't take many years, they will need the corona and many parents would buy the corona over the coronita if there is only a couple of dollars in difference.
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Any new news about the coronita?
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Many kids would be glad to have one of these accordions, even though at the beggining they would use that accordion as a toy, but when they grow surely they will take it more seriously.
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I don't want to sound discouraging, but in reality I think it costs just as much to build it as a regular sized box. It's just a modification to accomodate smaller individuals, such as children. It might take some retooling to produce this product, but I'm sure Hohner will do its best to make it affordable.

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It's interesting, when I first thought about a smaller three row, I thought of it like a travel accordion, smaller, but not at all a toy. Much like many people want instruments that are larger, some like smaller. Also it would be easier for a child to handle because of it's size. But the idea is not that the Coronita is a step up, it's a step sideways. The quality and playability would be on par. Of coarse if it's something they decide to make, it would be nice to make it as affordable as possible. Perhaps to keep the cost down have a painted finish like a Panther.
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i would buy one, i would be able to carry to work and use on my free time

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I like this coronita idea alot. hopefully it comes true/thru.   
one note though, smaller things tend to come in more flashy colors or neons.
lastly wouldn't it be cheaper to leave it in it's natural wood color like those cool, expensive two rows out there.

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Tim, that prototype looks great. I'd probably stick with a button board shaped like the other coronas, instead of the flared out look. This could be a hit with parents looking for a good fit for their kids. What does the prototype weigh? Is it any lighter than the Panther?
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it really looks great, i would buy it too & perfect for travel like playin while on a car.


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The weight is 8.2 Lbs. with the shoulder straps installed. The Panther weighed in at 9.3 Lbs. with shoulder straps.  So Yes, it's 1.1 Lbs. lighter.
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Tim The prototype looks great,I wont change it,this baby could be a little gem.I know a lot of adults who would love a smaller accordion ,my self too.smaller accordion would give you more versatility and movement on stage.I don't mind paying a little more for a good accordion.Santiago Jimenez Jr plays on a  Erica and sounds great


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