12 bass piano accordion chart

I am a banjo player looking to upgrade my annoying instrument arsenal with an accordion. I am looking at 12 bass piano accordions to start, as having 12 buttons seems a little less overwhelming than some of the others I’ve seen. I’m just looking for an opinion on whether this is a silly choice or not.

I don’t want to get something that won’t last me until I can afford another accordion, and I want something I can use in my musical act (from what I’ve seen you can still play a ton of stuff on a 12 bass). Basically what I want to know is whether it’s worth it to get a cheaper 12 bass then just get one with more bass buttons after I’m super comfortable with the 12 basses, or to just skip the intermediate step and get one with more buttons.


Hohner Accordions 1303-RED 12 Bass Entry Level Piano Accordion, Red

The new HOHNICA Beginner Accordion features an improved mechanism for a sturdier tactile key response, tremolo tuned reeds, and resonant construction. It produces a full vibrant sound ideal for beginners & students. 12 Bass available in red with 26 keys, range G-G, two sets of reeds, tremolo tuning. Weight: 12.5 lbs.

About this item

  • Color Red
  • Brand Hohner Accordions
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH 12 x 7 x 13 inches
  • Item Weight 12.5 Pounds
  • Included Components Not included
  • 12 Bass; Red body with 26 Keys
  • Range G-G
  • 2 Sets of Reeds
  • Tremolo Tuning

How much does the Honor 1303 12 Bass weigh?

Not sure but it is light maybe 14 lbs

is it 120 buttons?

This is a beginner model with 12 buttons, not 120.


Does this model come with an air outlet button or bellows release button? I have received two of these so far and neither of them had the button.

I had the same problem until I realized that the breather button had been pushed into the body of the accordion. I had to open the instrument and then get it back into the hole. This is not for the faint of heart.


It has a sweet sound and even with no skill or knowledge it sounded like the Paris streets. But as soon as I started to learn the button side, I realized I needed an upgrade. I think 12 buttons are for young children starting out. I inherited a 180 button, but my music teacher said a 48 would be a nice in-between step. For example, you can’t play minor chords on a 12 button (button side, obviously you can play anything on the keys). Good luck! I started lessons two weeks ago and am learning so much more than teaching myself solo. Have fun!



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