HARMONIUM PREMIUM BY PALOMA
39 KEYS - DOUBLE REEDS- 4 BUILT IN DRONE STOPS
A top quality Harmonium with full tonal range. The keyboard has 39 keys and thus supplies a tonal range of 3 octaves and two semitone steps. Three fully adjustable drones are possible. The double reeds ensure that every note is equipped with two reeds (for medium and lower octave). Four registers with different settings make various timbres possible by blowing the reeds either separately or together. Compared to the standard model of the same manufacturer, this instrument has improved mechanics, an excellent quality of workmanship as well as top quality materials. So the Premium Harmonium is a significantly higher-quality instrument than the standard model.
After unlocking, the bellows unfold themselves by falling to the back while automatically filling themselves with air. They just have to be pulled by hand towards the harmonium again and again while playing.
The waxed surface of the PALOMA series shows the natural grain of the wood to full advantage. Instead of the usual shellac varnish, this wax finish is more temperature-resistant. Slight scratches can be treated significantly easier.
The international trademark "PALOMA" stands for instruments by the manufacturer Haribhau Vishwanath from Mumbai in India. The company was founded in 1925 and has developed from a small repair shop to one of the leading harmonium makers over the last decades. They also make string and percussion instruments. Due to the good infrastructure and the long years of experience in instrument making, Haribhau is able to supply all the popular harmonium models in consistently excellent quality of workmanship.
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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