Alan, one of the pro 36 melodicas that I have has a lot of wood decade near the pads where the wood is actually soft. I got it for almost nothing so it’s getting shelved for reeds. The leaks are not terribly bad enough so I won’t play it. It definately needs a lot of attention. Maybe once I get done with what I am working on now, I can then maybe dedicate a little time to it. I may remove the reeds and keys then tear it apart completely just to study the design if it seams not worth saving.