Hohner Cembalet Mk1 restoration

The Hohner Cembalet Mk1 is a very rare Hohner. A customer purchased this from the web. It didn’t work and was in a very bad state. He saw the customer black Wurlitzer case on our web site and asked can he have it in black. We have undertaken the restoration and a new case in the mirror black finish.

  • Cembalet case open
  • Cembalet internals set and restored, harp and reds in place
  • Cembalet keys prior to restoration
  • Damper spring and old felts prior to restoration
  • Hohner Cembalet reed harp in place
  • Key damper felts, spring and screws rmoved prior to restoraion
  • Key damper felts spring and screws rmoved prior to restoration
  • key guide pins went through the old case
  • key pluckers removed and adjustment assembly ready to be restored
  • keyframe harp and key assembly set in new case with aluminium shield
  • New Cembalet lids close up
  • New Cembalet case base
  • New cembalet lid section
  • Pin had to be cut down to fit into new case and then base leveled with compound
  • positioning of internal keyframe etc
  • restored key adjusters and damper restored
  • Restored Cembalet key cap
  • Restored Cembalet key
  • The original cembalet case