Hohner and Flaco Jimenez Announce New Signature Accordion

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Hohner, Inc., is proud to announce the new Flaco Jimenez Signature Accordion, celebrating the lifetime achievement and legacy of accordion legend Flaco Jimenez. Five-time Grammy Award winning Flaco Jimenez has played Hohner accordions on more than 100 albums, spanning over five decades. Hohner wishes to honor this special relationship and inspire players all over the world with this signature accordion dedicated to Flaco's rich musical heritage.

Hohner, Inc., is proud to announce the new Flaco Jimenez Signature Accordion, celebrating the lifetime achievement and legacy of accordion legend Flaco Jimenez. Five-time Grammy Award winning Flaco Jimenez has played Hohner accordions on more than 100 albums, spanning over five decades. Hohner wishes to honor this special relationship and inspire players all over the world with this signature accordion dedicated to Flaco's rich musical heritage.

Hohner and Flaco Jimenez worked side by side in collaboration to develop this new product which has been specially tuned to produce Flaco's unique signature sound. It includes an updated bass strap, pearloid black buttons, noise reduction fingerboard, deluxe carrying case, and is available in a unique gold finish complete with Flaco's signature.

"Hohner is extremely proud to celebrate the legend and artistry of Flaco Jimenez, one of America's greatest musical treasures," said Gilbert Reyes, Product Manager for Hohner, Inc. "Throughout his iconic career, Flaco Jimenez has maintained a special relationship with the Hohner company and has showcased our accordions in his music. At this time, Hohner is honoring that lifelong association. This new Flaco series accordion is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans of Flaco's music, to celebrate his long celebrated musical genius."
Suggested Retail Price is $3,495.00 with availability planned for June 2009.

Described by People Magazine as "a heavy weight in Texas-Mex (or Tejano) music," Flaco won his first Grammy Award in 1986 for the re-make of his father's song, "Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio". He then teamed up with friends Freddy Fender, Doug Sahm and with Augie Meyers to form the Tex-Mex super group The Texas Tornadoes, winning another Grammy award for their debut release in 1990. In 1996, he won a Grammy award for the "Best Mexican-American Performance", for his self-titled Artist Records solo endeavor. Virgin Records presented a Double Platinum Album Award to Flaco for his participation on the Rolling Stones' Voodoo Lounge album which sold in excess of two million copies, just like the ever famous "Streets of Bakersfield" with his good friends, Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam. He also recorded with the legendary Bob Dylan and Ry Cooder. He received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Billboard Latin Magazine and Best Video at the Tejano Music Awards.

Hohner has manufactured and distributed musical instruments since 1857 and is one of the world's oldest musical instrument companies. Its U.S. brands include: Hohner Harmonicas, Accordions, Melodicas, Recorders & Fretted Instruments; Sonor Drums & Orff; Rockwood by Hohner Drum & Guitar packs; Laney Amps; and Lanikai Ukuleles. Hohner, Inc. has offices in Glen Allen, VA.

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