TRAVEL-HARMONIUM COMPACTINA BY PALOMA
39 KEYS - DOUBLE REEDS- 4 BUILT IN DRONE STOPS
A special innovation in the PALOMA series! Due to its compact construction, this harmonium is easy to carry and ideal if your focus is on travelling or if not much space is available. This is possible without any folding mechanism which is susceptible to faults. But in spite of the compact build it is also a top quality harmonium with full tonal range.
The keyboard has 39 keys and thus supplies a tonal range of 3 octaves. 4 fully adjustable drones are possible. The double reeds make sure that every note is supplied with two reeds (for medium and lower octave).
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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