In our discussion regarding buying at your local music store or on line, we discussed the issue of trying the melodica out at the store. We all in most parts agreed that music stores do not normally allow this. Well to my surprize I was at The Guitar Center Store and they had a Hohner Airboard display with disposable mouth pieces. Wow I was very happy to see that someone actually though of this. Granted I forced myself to try the famed Dr Suise looking contraption just to say I gave it a chance, unfortunately it was worse than I had originally suspected. (No Surprize here) thumbs up to Hohner and Guitar Center for making it possible to try it out.