Great, good to know of any alternative approaches. We were thinking along similar lines.
I noticed a similar smell to a couple of thrift shops I visited today.
Thanks for turning me on the the Piano 26 and 32. I was able to get only one 32, the last one, but I bought two 32s, and then one more so I could give one to my friend. I love these melodicas. They are something special. The Piano 36 is also terrific, although it has some issues. I’ll have more to say about these.