banjira Harmonium, Deluxe, 9 Knobs
Item #: HMDC-9
Your Price: $629.10
This desktop model harmonium only weighs 21.5 lbs. As a desktop model, the key cover can be completely removed from instrument.
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: Padded Soft Case
Item Dimensions: 24.5” (L) X 10.5” (H) X 11.5” (W)
Bellows: 6 folds that open on the sides
Body: Solid wood stained brown
Keys: 41 keys (17 black and 24 white)
Features: Desktop model
Knobs: 9 (4 drones and 5 air controls)
Drones: Left to Right: knob #2=3C#, knob #4=3E flat, knob#6=3F, knob #8=3G#
Air Controls: 5 (Left to Right: knob #1 and #9 control the male reeds, knob #3 and #5 control the bass reeds and knob #7 controls the vibrato.)
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: 3C to 6F (Male)
Back Reed Bank: 2C to 5F (Bass 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.