Thanks Quetscher, I was very happy to have found it in “new condition” even the case seams it was never traveled. The seller did a incredible job shipping it as well. I was not in the market for one but when I saw it I had to buy it, not knowing if I would find another later in that condition. I would love to know if there are other Hohner Melodicas that were produced in small numbers. I would especially like to know the history of the “Solist” as I have never seen any articles written about it.