The reeds in the harmonium are tuned to 440 +/- 3 cents. Finish color and decoration style may vary from photo.
This instrument was introduced to India by the British. It has been embraced and is now a truly Indian instrument used as accompaniment in devotional songs. As with many Indian instruments the key for the music is selected to best suite the vocals, or to set a mood.
DISCLAIMER: Shellac is very impressionable, no pun intended. During the long transportation from India the shellac finish becomes 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
What does BLEMISHED mean? Product codes ending in "-1" thru "-4" indicate the item is blemished. Items ending in "(S)" indicate a serial number has been added for identification purposes. Product codes ending in "-1(S)" or "-2(S)" are blemished. These products are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. "-1(S)" product has minor blemishes and a "-2(S)" product has moderate blemishes and/or minor repairs. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. Product codes ending in "-3(S)" and "-4(S)" are new and unused, but required repairs. "-3(S)" has been repaired, but "-4(S)," items REQUIRE REPAIRS to be completed by the buyer at their expense. Product codes ending in "PROP" are deemed unplayable, by our standards, and are recommended for display and theatrical staging purposes only. Please note: For protection and safety, stringed instruments are "DE-TUNED" and floating bridges are laid flat before shipping.
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