Reply To: La Sopranina – information about this model?

Alan Brinton

It looks the same as those other models, Andre. The five bolt heads on the bottom look like the same hexagonal ones found on most of those old Italian models, including the small ones. My guess is that they all, or almost all, have a shared source or sources of reeds and of other parts.

Despite the name, I’d be shocked if it is a soprano. I am very pleased to see more appearances of this basic 34 key model under different brand names. I think it is the most significant vintage Italian melodica other than the Clavietta. Great find!

The case looks like it has the same design as the Clavietta’s.

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