Bohema Made in Czech, the “New” old kid on the block !!
Bohema has indivuales reeds.
The structure and interior of the keys is wood, weighs almost twice as Hohner Professional 36, is a real tank !!
I think the sound is between Hohner Professional 36 and the Clavietta.
I must say that the key action response of the keys is far superior than Clavietta, Hohner Professional 36/Piano 36 and Yamaha P37D, at the level of the Suzuki Hammond, this is incredible for an vintage melodica !
The system keys is really good (for copying) and the width keys is perfect.
Comparison sound of the Bohema, Le Clavietta, Hohner Professional 36 and Yamaha P37D (Wood case)
This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by Bruno.
With you playing and the nature of the tune, Bruno, these comparisons are very revealing. If I had to pick one? The Bohema, probably, though I’m guessing it’s much harder to play than the Yamaha. But also, the Yamaha (your wooden one, at least!) stands up very well by comparison with these other primo melodicas. We’re lucky that we can all own a Yamaha P-37 (P-25, P32).
The Bohema requires less force to blow unlike the rest, it is not as strong but if the sweetest (my wife loved their sound after clavietta, when I have doubts it gives me an objective opinion).
The dynamic range is less than the rest, but for recordings is a good choice.