This harmonium is lightweight and very portable. It only weighs 16.7 lbs., and the top of case can fold over to close it. The keyboard pops up for playing and can be easily placed in locked-down position for storage and travel. When closed, the height of harmonium is 11.5 inches and when open with the keyboard popped up, the height is 12.75 inches.
The double fold bellows provide airflow to the 32 keys (13 black and 19 white), with a note range from 2C to 5G and produces excellent sound volume. The pitch this model is tuned to is 440. There are 2 stops in the form of knobs and each control air flow to each bank of reeds, the higher bank contains notes: 3C to 5G and the lower bank contains notes: 2C to 4G. There are also 2 knobs that control the drones, one drone is 3E flat and one is 3B flat. Other features included are a fixed keyboard, integral bellows and dozens of sound combinations. This model is made from tropical hardwood and has a clear finish.
Accessories included are a fabric gig bag and owner’s guide. Finish color and decoration style may vary from photo.
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.
DISCLAIMER: 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.
Actual instrument weight is approximately 16.7 lbs.