I would like to see more top name performers use the Melodica in thier recordings and videos, this would encourage manufactures to create a high end line with a product dedicated to the professional. The Hammond is the only one that is available. Granted I love my 44, Hyper, bass, and soprano, but I would love to have the tone of the Vibrandoneon (not manufactured anymore and who knows when Balone Burini will release thier version) in a compact version with a microphone pickup. The Pro 36 is as close as it gets to this without a pickup. A little heavier in comparison to the Hammond 44 with more keys and larger frame but it’s not a deal breaker at all when it comes to tone.
“It’s all about the tone”