Reply To: Hohner Melodica, classic versus new


I agree with you Lowboy. Buying a melodica on ebay is a crapshoot, so you have to weigh your options carefully. Some melodicas are easy to repair but most you can’t even find parts for, (speaking more of the vintage melodicas). As for the newer cheaper melodicas, it does not make any sence to buy these used as they will probably cost you more in parts and shipping than what they are worth. I agree with the old saying you get what you pay for, BUT and this is a big BUT, If you are new to melodicas, buy a cheaper melodica “Yes cheaper one” You don’t know if you are going to like playing melodicas and why spend $700 bucks for a Hammond 44 Hyper and then throw it in the closet when you get tired of it? Learn on a low cost melodica and work your way up. Learn how they work and how to fix and tune them. And one more thing, If you have been playing as long as I have you will understand when I say “No you cannot compare a Angelhorn to a Vibrandoneon” or for that fact any other melodica “different reeds, different sound” you choose a melodica based on your style of playing and the type of music you are going to play. What I would definately not do is buy a lot of different melodicas until you learn what kind of sound you are looking for and need. Once you hit that pro level it’s more of a “How many melodicas can I buy without letting the wife know” this will be a different Topic.. Lol

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