Hi Stephen. This is the first time I have read that Wheatstone designed Melodica in addition to the Symphonium. Where did you find that statement? I would love to find that Early Melodica Patent with you!
Hi, Gerald. It was a long time ago, in 2014, that I posted my question about Zenon. I have since learned more about them but had not heard that they were or are made by Seiko. The P323-A is a nice looking instrument. Congratulations.
I just got the P323-A model. Zen-On also makes recorders alongside Aulos and Yamaha. The Zen-On brand of melodica is made by Seiko Instruments.
The upper half of the P323-A holds the mechanisms and the reeds, while the rear panel actually seals the reeds in. The moisture valve, mechanism-wise, has similarities with the Melodion, but there…Read more
Hi David, the Vibrandoneon has 2 sets of reeds. Some are tuned an octave apart, some to the same pitch, or slightly detuned for musette. You can turn the second set on or off