Thanks, Alan. There are so few opportunities to try new melodicas (I have absolutely no access to them) that the vintage instruments at reduced prices are very tempting. However, it is something of a pig in a poke. I have been generally satisfied with my vintage purchases, but the only new melodica I own is a Hohner Performer 37, which is definitely not of the same quality as my vintage Hohners. And some of my vintage instruments needed/need some work (e.g. clavietta, Hohner professional 36) Good to hear that at least Yamaha (and also apparently Suzuki) is still making quality instruments.