HARMONIUM PREMIUM BY OAKRASHI
39 KEYS - DOUBLE REEDS- 3 BUILT IN DRONE STOPS
A high quality harmonium with a full range, a finely balanced sound and high quality materials. The keyboard has 39 keys and thus provides a range of 3 octaves and 2 semitones. 3 fixed drones are possible. The double reeds ensure that each tone is equipped with two reeds (for middle (C2 - D5) and lower octave (C3 - D6). Three stop slides with different settings ensure that very varied timbres can be achieved by blowing the reeds either separately or together. Compared to the standard model from the same manufacturer, this instrument has improved mechanics, excellent workmanship and higher quality materials. The Premium Harmonium is an excellent alternative for those who find the Paloma Premium Harmonium too expensive.
The bellows can be operated from the side and is equipped with several folds. The harmonium is made of solid teak, has a matt check varnish, metal handles and fittings, 2 stop pulls for playing separately or together in the middle and low register. A padded plastic carrying bag is included..
Founded in 1922 by brothers Sudhir Chandra Pakrashi and Hem Chandra Pakrashi. In 1978, Sudhir's son Suphal Pakrashi took over the management. In the meantime, Sudhir's grandson Suvojit Pakrashi is the third generation to run the business. Pakrashi is known for high quality and groundbreaking innovations. Among other things, Pakrashi has invented sliding keyboards (scale changers) and folding mechanisms for harmoniums. The latest development is the use of plastic instead of wood for the key rods. This makes it possible to manufacture precisely fitting support bars for all keys, which do not warp due to climatic fluctuations or ageing.
Tuning of the Harmonium
The harmonium models offered by us are tuned in India to the western standard A 440 Hertz. In our climatic conditions, the tuning is at a minimum higher 441 - max. 442 Hertz. Even a trained ear is not necessarily able to hear this and most of our musician clients can accept this minimal higher tuning. However, with instruments whose tuning can not be easily adapted, problems may arise. If this is the case, please let us know. If necessary, we can tune a harmonium to 440 Hertz for an extra charge. Other tunings which are far away from the 440 Hertz, such as the often requested 432 Hertz cannot be tuned, it has to be ordered in India, The waiting period is several months. Just ask us if you would like to have a Harmonium on that tuning.
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