Interesting, the only melodica I have that is of the same vintage as the one I am thinking of is a piano 20. It has no problem with volume and is quite the ‘dark horse’in terms of tone. A nice little player with an obviously limited range. Smells like it spent a lot of time on display at a Greek coffee shop, which is pretty close to where it actually lived for a long time. I am an ex smoker who still likes a cigar now and then and this little melodica now smells pleasantly like coffee and tobacco. When I first got it, it absolutely reeked, but after trying various cleaning methods I no longer start sneezing when I handle it.