Identify this melodica?

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    AvatarAndre
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    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.

    https://melodicaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/3BJRYk0.jpg

    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)

    #4354
    AvatarAdam Tombs
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    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.

    #4355
    AvatarAndre
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    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.

    #4356
    AvatarAdam Tombs
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    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.

    #4357
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    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:

    http://lucy421.smugmug.com/Other/Melodica-Brochures/47936077_F9DzLp#!i=3922561787&k=WRR2dvv&lb=1&s=A

    #4361
    AvatarAndre
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    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…

    #4362
    AvatarAdam Tombs
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    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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