Tagged: Piano 27
- March 10, 2015 at 12:45 am #4352
Hello! I used to have this Melodica, I was wondering if anyone could identify it? I can’t seem to find one just like it.
It’s a Hohner. I think it said “Melodica Piano” but I’m not sure. Not the black plastic bottom, and the black, wide, mouth piece. The range was F to G, in an alto register (example: https://soundcloud.com/pingosimon/slam-shuffle)March 10, 2015 at 2:43 am #4354
Hi there. I believe it is a Hohner piano 27 (alto) not one of the early metal ones but a later plastic model made when they were still made in Germany. I can’t tell you the exact year of manufacture but if you look for Lowboy and Alan Brinton they have had a number of discussions and posts around these melodicas.
I have the same one at home but it is missing the red badge near the mouthpiece end with the trademark etc. Plays fine. If you are really wanting one I might be persuaded to sell you mine.
All the best, Adam.March 10, 2015 at 3:15 am #4355
There it is! Thanks! http://jeanluc.matte.free.fr/articles/typologie/melodica27.jpg
I see a couple on ebay for $40-$50…I might just go for one of those, if you’re not eager to sell yours.March 10, 2015 at 7:01 am #4356
I think you will be better served in shopping around on Ebay. I live in a remote region of Western Australia so shipping costs are pretty scary from here to just about anywhere. There are quite a few of these around for sale on Ebay so not that rare. You will probably get a better item than the one I have got which doesn’t have the badge and sounds a little out of tune 🙂
Best of luck with the melodica shopping. I am obsessed and have a few that I have collected, although compared to some of us on this forum I am an amateur in the Melodica collecting stakes.March 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm #4357Alan BrintonParticipant
Yes, Adam is right about the model and vintage (late 1960s-mid 1970s), and Lowboy and I have just been having an offline conversation about this iteration of the Piano 26 and 27. Lowboy has one and I lost a bid on one a few days ago. These models are harder to find than the earlier, narrower metal ones, but they do come up on eBay. $40-50 is the right price range. From a late 1960s brochure:March 11, 2015 at 12:40 am #4361
Yikes, shipping from WA would be expensive. Hey, I sued to live in Exmouth!
Anyway, I ordered one from ebay, and bid on another, because why not?
Thanks a lot for the info, guys! It’s awesome that there’s a community that knows this much about Melodicas. Also, thank you to the community as a whole for warnings about the Mylodica…March 11, 2015 at 3:50 am #4362
I took the family down South to Exmouth last year for a holiday. Beautiful part of the world. I had some fun fishing the lagoons and flats off there on light gear.
All the best to you mate.
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