• Paul Durham posted an update 1 year ago

    Finally sprang for a piano 36. Has a broken mouthpiece connector but I hope to work around that with a hose mouthpiece since my disability make holding a melodica upright impossible. I have a vintage piano 26 I tested the idea on and it worked. I am jumping on this because of the low price — just under $34 delivered. I’ll have it late next week. Will let you know how it works out.

    • Lowboy replied 1 year ago

      Hi Paul,

      Having owned several Hohner Melodica-Piano 36s, and having researched buying them for a long time, I can say that the older (and better) models made in Germany have a thin-walled mouthpiece connector. Eight out of ten of them have cracked or broken mouthpiece connectors. Eventually, Hohner realized this problem and initiated an engineering change order to make the wall of the mouthpiece connector thicker. I believe this started when hohner moved production to another country.

      Lowboy Bootay

      • Thanks for letting me know. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be able to work around the flaw and the seller assures me the reeds and keys all still work fine.