Hello Troy, may I suggest adding a section at the bottom of the reviews that the participants make. I think it is important that the reader understands the level of knowledge and experience of these instruments the person who is giving the review and how long they have played the melodica / melodion they are commenting on. It is just as important to here from a bigger/novice as it is from a professional.
A professional may offer comment on quality, performance, and repairs based on years of experience, where as A beginner / novice may offer comments regarding affordability, Esthetics, easy to play. An intermediate player may offer comments on transitions from a student model melodica / melodion to a professional model one or if the model he started with was a good choice or maybe not so good. I have purchased musical instruments since 1969 and I admit that sometimes I chose poorly, prior to that my parents chose poorly. I do read the review of all the instruments I purchase and I always check the level of knowledge of the person giving the review.
something like this:
I am a beginner/novice 0-3 years
I am an Intermediate player 3-5 years
I am a professional / musician 5-10
Or this section can be added to the participant page:
I have never played a melodica, but I want to learn or I am interested
I have played Melodica/Melodion for:
1 year-3 Years
3 years and above
I am a professional Musician
I am a music instructor
I am a composer / arranger
I sell musical instruments
or something like that,
Also possibly a section where they can list what melodicas they own.
I own and play the following Melodicas/ Melodions
Hohner piano 36
Hohner Alto Melodica
Thanks for this great site