Haro Sax

This saxophone-shaped blow accordion comes from Czechoslovakia. It is stamped Haro. This is the first company that I have found different versions of blow accordions from. The large photo and gallery pics immediately below, are of only an 8 key version. It is lacking the 2 bass keys/chord keys that some models came with.

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Source: eBay.com

 Source: eBay.com

10 Key Versions

This following example of a Haro sax, has the 2 extra bass/chord keys.

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Source: putusinthezoo

 Source: putusinthezoo

Another seller also had a 10-keyed version for sale a year or so ago. This is how he/she described this blow accordion:

It is 18 inches in height, 6 inches in depth and opening is 4 inches in diameter. There are 8 paddles on the right and 2 paddles on the left…The mouth piece is made of smooth wood, is 1 inch and sturdy. The [Haro toy saxophone sounds]…similar to a harmonica…

 Source: eBay.com

In the summer of 2012 this 10-key Haro popped up on eBay that still had its original box.

 Source: fouroaksqhs

Oh No, Mickey Mouse Has Defected

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Source: sndinc2011 on eBay.com

In fall 2012 this interesting 8 key Haro appeared on eBay. This is evidence that Disney had some kind of licensing agreement with the Czechoslovakian company to make these sax-shaped toys. Sadly this little horn is missing its mouthpiece, and is somewhat dinged up.

 Source: sndinc2011 on eBay.com

Another dealer on eBay has had another Mickey Mouse Haro, as well as a Donald Duck version, on the eBay for almost a year now. Both blow accordions are in better condition, but both are just shy of $300—which explains why neither has sold.

Although rare, these Walt Disney Haro blow accordions are not as rare as one might think. In fall 2013 yet another Mickey Mouse version appeared on eBay, only this one still had its mouthpiece. (And yes, the $300 Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck ones were still available, which means that for over 24 months the seller has still not found a buyer willing shell out that kind of coin.)

Source: WWolst12Store

To my eye, the Haro bares a striking resemblance to the Hohner Saxonette from Germany. Even the size is similar to that of the Saxonette. One seller measured their Saxonette to be 17 ½” in length, with a bell diameter of 4″.