BLEMISHED:This traveler model harmonium only weighs 21.7 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 8 inches and when open with the keyboard popped up, the height is 13.5 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: Padded gig bag
Item Dimensions: OPEN: 23.5" (L) X 13.5" (H) X 13.5" (W); CLOSED: 23.5" (L) X 8" (H) X 12" (W)
Bellows: 6 folds that open on the sides
Body: Red stained pine wood
Keys: 42 keys (17 black and 25 white)
Features: Traveler model
Knobs: 9 (4 drones and 5 air controls)
Drones: Left to Right: knob #2=C#, knob #4=E flat, knob #6=G#, knob #8=B flat
Air Controls: 5 (Left to Right: knobs #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 Voice)
Back Reed Bank: 2C to 5F (Bass Voice)
All BLEMISHED Items are brand new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include: blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discolorations and manufacturer repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does NOT affect the playability or sound quality of the item.