Mine also displays some disappointing woodwork and not much design innovation. As soon as I got it, I was redesigning it. I think the guy at Melodicas.com who was making them died though. But it sounds nice, mellower that the Pianica, even though it wants more air. I have to go back in and tune the thing again, it needs to be in tune with itself at least! I’d also like to carve up the wood or paint it or something. It either need the strap to come off or some little footies added so it can rest on a flat surface. Or add a 1/4 ” mount on it so I can stick it on a tripod. And a pickup would be nice. Oh, enough complaints!