R&DResearch & Development


The engineers and constructors of our research and development team work continually on the further development of our instruments. Especially in the  areas of reed  instruments (harmonica, accordion, melodica), the specialists at HOHNER number among the leading experts worldwide.

They have a lengthy track record of developing numerous groundbreaking innovations which have subsequently become established industry standard, a process which continues unabated today.

For many years, our engineers have used CAD systems that allow them to simulate diverse features before the first prototypes are even built. The flow of information in tool making, prefabrication and manufacture is also all digital, guaranteeing the highest levels of precision and efficiency.

This constitutes a major advantage over numerous competitors in musical instrument manufacture. R&D is supported by the in-house prototyping department and the acoustics lab.

Artists and endorsees play a key role for our R&D department in the improvement of existing instruments and the development of new ones. Their opinions, wishes and suggestions flow into R&D work on an ongoing basis.

Musicians provided decisive inspiration for numerous innovations of HOHNER  and are also the first to test new instruments.