- April 24, 2015 at 11:52 am #4797Alan BrintonParticipant
I’d be interested to hear at some point which other melodicas you finally settle on as the “keepers” from your collection, Adam, and why.August 22, 2016 at 5:39 pm #7533Miss N E ColeParticipant
I have one of these! Either rosetti, monika or Lorenzo. There is no manufacturer’s label on it. I didn’t get a rash from playing it, or die.
Does anyone know how much they are worth? In the UK. How old are they? It will need some tinkering with as the notes do not all sound perfectly. I do not have the ability to do this so would rather sell it to someone who does.
Finally I know what it is, I have been wondering what it is for some time! Sorry, I haven’t worked out how to post a photo.August 22, 2016 at 6:10 pm #7535Alan BrintonParticipant
Unfortunately, like most vintage melodicas (Clavietta, Hohner Professional and a few others excepted), these models don’t have much market value. The ones available at auction typically do not play well, if at all. They did not stand up very well over time. In theory, one that’s fully restored should be worth $100 (US) or more. You’re fortunate if yours plays, but if were opened up, things would begin to fall apart, so that more serious work than just tinkering would be required, and it would have to be done by someone who really knows what they’re doing. I have yet to hear what one of these actually sounds like beyond blowing a few notes.August 22, 2016 at 7:59 pm #7539
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