March 21, 2022 at 8:24 pm #14052
Hello Melodica World,
Apologies in advance if this is posted in the wrong section. I have been absolutely entranced since I discovered the Claviola on YouTube. I know these are fairly hard to come by, and sold listings are scarce. I essentially have two questions:
1) What would be the best way to find one of these lovely instruments? I’ve been refreshing Reverb, Facebook and eBay to no avail.
2) What will I need to know about care maintenance if I am able to find one? I’m assuming it would be slightly different than taking care of my Suzuki MX-32C
Thank you!March 22, 2022 at 1:29 pm #14053DarenKeymaster
I found mine on Ebay many years ago. Set up a search notification, so you’ll get an email if one’s listed.
I was very lucky with mine, it seemed to be in completely unused condition. I’ve only played it on rare occasions, so hasn’t needed any maintenance so far.March 22, 2022 at 4:59 pm #14055
That’s good to hear that your Claviola remains in top playable form!
I have set up notifications on eBay and reverb, I just was not sure if there were additional platforms I should check. I’ve rarely even seen common melodicas for sale on local classifieds.
Do you have a Suzuki Andes 25/25F as well? I feel like that would be an interesting pairing on recordings.March 23, 2022 at 1:33 am #14056DarenKeymaster
No, I don’t have one of those…!March 24, 2022 at 2:38 am #14057LeonardParticipant
Very interesting, of course I googled Claviola and quickly found Rory a visually impaired guy who has a collection of instruments, his video had a wonderful sound of the Claviola.
Then I listened to the 12 days of Christmas where he demonstrates all of his instruments. Lots of wind powered instruments and strings, I’ll put a link to it.
One of the instruments in a bass harmonica, I wonder if thats the sound I hear in the Beatles fool on the hill? anyone know what that chunky haaaa haaaa sound is.
But getting back to the subject, what a wonderful find, and also great that the instrumnet is in good shape, I wonder if it takes much breath power?
opps, back in to add a linkMarch 24, 2022 at 3:41 am #14059
Thanks for sharing Leonard! It never ceases to amaze me how talented Rory is, or how extensive his collection of exotic instruments is!July 3, 2022 at 2:16 am #14224
I hope everyone has been well! I knew these were rare, but I am surprised just how rare they truly are! I have yet to see one listed anywhere in 2022. I have saved searches set up on eBay and Reverb, but I’m totally open to suggestions for alternative marketplaces.July 3, 2022 at 9:04 am #14225Luis melodionParticipant
Hello, I know someone here in Mexico that was trying to sell a Hohner Claviola in black color.
He was asking 1500 bucks if I remember well, if you are agree I can share with you his contact. Regards and have a nice day. ❤️July 3, 2022 at 12:34 pm #14226
First of all I love watching your videos on YouTube! Always brightens my day.
Yes I would very much like his contact. Thank you for reaching out!December 31, 2022 at 7:36 pm #14636
Hello all, I am still searching but have yet to give up hope! Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!January 1, 2023 at 9:40 am #14638CarolaParticipant
You can find one in Germany if that’s an option for you:
This is a well-established repair shop and store for accordions and related instruments including vintage melodicas. It’s also a good source for Claviettas. They test and tune all instruments before selling them.
To translate the German text I recommend (copy and paste the text to translate):January 1, 2023 at 2:44 pm #14639
Thank you for sharing, Carola! I am hoping I can commit quick enough before it is gone.
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