- October 2, 2014 at 8:46 pm #3190AndreParticipant
You´re welcome Alan, i´m glad you like it! 🙂October 2, 2014 at 10:16 pm #3193LowboyParticipant
Actually, now that I think about it, if you include the educational models with the buttons in place of keys, and cassottos, Hohner made five types 26s and five types of 27s. (The cassottos are not called “pianos” but look just like the HM Piano 26s and Piano 27s except for the chamber on the back).
So which models are best? I just purchased one of the metal Hohner Piano 26s with the small keys, and a photo of it is included below. As Melodica-Me and Andre stated, these sound wonderful. What a great smooth tone. This is the way I like my melodicas to sound. They may look like kid stuff, but the design, build quality, and materials of construction are perhaps the best of all Hohners except for the high end 36s. When you pick this guy up up, it is like picking up a log. It is very compact, something that I don’t mind. It sounds smoother than my cassottos.
On the down side, it lacks some volume and the keys are slightly narrower than most Hohners by about 1/2 inch total over two octaves. That is probably not really a negative, because I hardly notice it. The stubbiness of the keys does not seem to be a problem either, at least for me. The biggest problem may be perceptual. The audience may think you are playing a toy. I am going to play it in public anyway. I love the way it sounds.
LowboyOctober 2, 2014 at 11:36 pm #3196Alan BrintonParticipant
That’s the soprano, right? Nobody has commented on the difference between alto and soprano in this context. Does that make a significant difference in what you’re doing with it, Lowboy? Are you just playing an octave higher?
I am not really liking the Suzuki soprano S-32C, although I love the corresponding alto M-32C. Maybe it’s my limitations as a player, but I can’t get very good sound out of it. It sounds tinny and thin.
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