Home / Forums / Buying a melodica / hohner student32 or airboard32 / Reply To: hohner student32 or airboard32 Reply To: hohner student32 or airboard32 September 11, 2015 at 10:10 pm #5922 BurstupParticipant I have to agree with Alan and Shannon. I own an Airboard (Rasta 32, it looks nice) and a Superforce 37 (love the all black design) and I tried several of the other new Hohner melodicas – they all sound pretty much the same nowadays. Bright and harsh (as opposed to warm and mellow). The keys feel awkward and on my Airboard and Superforce don’t allow very soft playing. I don’t regret that I bought them, but that’s the way I am, I love having lots of different melodicas to screw around with. I can’t recommend the new Hohners if you want to buy one instrument only – in that case better look for a vintage model or buy a Suzuki.