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Wow, thanks guys!

Hohnerette – why didn’t I think of that?! Man, put that word in google and find some VERY interesting instruments! Very cool.

Does anyone here know anything about the history of these? I’m especially wondering why there are no two I can find that are alike, besides the obvious likelihood that they have fallen apart or broken, etc. Was this something they were experimenting with and it never took off? Were these special ordered?

My own fantastical theory of the instrument in my possession is that it was made by an instrument maker who had access to spare parts and pieces and made these either for his friends or to sell for polka musicians. Most likely a bit of a fairy tale, I know, but with no idea or information I have fun imagining the history of this awesome instrument.

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