It’s not in pristine condition, but it’s surely not beaten up. The gold-painted band has been rubbed mostly off, but the rest of the finish is rather nice. Okay, so I got antsy and decided to carefully open it up to inspect the inside. When I took the rear cover off, I found two clear plastic bushings rolling around. What exactly keeps the keys sitting snug? Are there spacers/bushings between every key? Did these two bushings somehow go at each end of the melodica keeping everything snug? I can’t pinpoint their abandoned location with my eyes.
Mine aren’t just slightly crooked; they wiggle around like loose teeth. It’s pretty impossible to play since the keys always get stuck and grind/knock on the adjacent ones.
I’ll take a look at your other thread.