Bina Harmonium Model 117, Deluxe Suitcase, Blemished
Item #: 17BDS-1
Your Price: $632.72
BLEMISHED: This traveler model harmonium only weighs 23.65 lbs., and the top of case can be unattached and should be removed to play. The keyboard pops up for playing and can be easily placed back down and covered by case for storage and travel. When closed, the height of harmonium is 8.25 inches and when open with the keyboard popped up, the height is 11.75 inches.
Harmoniums are mainly used as an accompaniment to devotional songs. As with many Indian instruments, the key for the music is selected to best suit the vocals or to set a mood. Although it was invented in France nearly 200 years ago, the harmonium has been extremely popular and strongly embraced by India after it was brought there during the British Occupation.
Accessories Included: Soft case heavily padded
Item Dimensions: OPEN: 24” (L) X 11.75” (H) X 14.5” (W); CLOSED: 24” (L) X 8.25” (H) X 14.5” (W)
Bellows: 6 folds that open on the sides
Body: Pine wood stained burgundy
Keys: 42 keys (17 black and 25 white)
Features: Traveler suitcase model
Knobs: 9 (4 drones and 5 air controls); Each knob is nickeled brass.
Drones: Left to Right: knob #2=3C#, knob # 4=3E Flat, knob #6=3G#, knob #8=3B Flat
Air Controls: 3 (Left to Right: knob # 1 controls the back male reeds, knob # 3 controls the front chamber bass reeds, knob #5 controls the front chamber bass reeds, knob # 7 controls the vibrato bass reeds, knob # 9 controls the back male reeds)
Number of Octaves: 3.5
Tuned To: A=440 Hz (+-5 cents) Pitch can vary significantly with changes in temperature, pumping pressure, and number of keys played simultaneously.
Front Reed Bank: 2G to 5F (Bass Voice)
Back Reed Bank: 3C to 6F (Male Voice)
Please Note: Some of the finishes are very impressionable, no pun intended. During the long transportation from India, the finish may become marred by the packing materials. These impressions are superficial and cosmetic. Impressions on the finish do not affect the playability or sound. Therefore we do not consider such impressions as blemishes or defects.