A Yamaha P-37D Pianica or melodica with mouth piece and flexible tube connecting to the body of the instrument. First produced in the late 1950s the melodica is a variation of a mouth organ. It incorporates a small keyboard which is played whilst blowing into the mouthpiece. Pressing the keys directs the flow of air over reeds which vibrate and produce sound. The addition of a flexible hose with a mouthpiece enables the player to use two hands otherwise it is played in a vertical position with the mouthpiece positioned at the top, using one hand to depress the keys. This example exploits the impact resistant properties of ABS for its casing to deliver a lightweight, portable instrument. Measurements given are overall including the protective carry case.
moulded: "Yamaha. P-37D. Made in Indonesia" (case of instrument)
AIBDC : 008032
|ABS||carry case, instrument casing and keys|
|acrylonitrile butadiene styrene|