Bhava Studio Standard Edition

High-quality stand-up harmonium for regular use - full range, round sound and especially long sustain. Perfect for accompanying mantra singing, chanting, yoga and relaxation.

EU: 989 € (incl. bag)
incl. VAT, plus 16.10 € shipping within Germany / 36.10 € within Europe
Non-EU: 830.09 € (incl. bag)
plus 36.10 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

Delhi style construction with simple stick keys and pine case. Without delicate octave coupler and superfluous lid - thus relatively light, robust and well transportable. The wood is only slightly coloured and retains a natural appearance with individual grain. Sound, feel and look convey lightness and joy. Well suited for beginners - but also suitable for professionals.

The Bhava Studio Standard Edition is characterised by the following features
* evenly grown and well seasoned wood
* cleanly sprayed and particularly durable lacquer finish
* silk matt surfaces
* stainless steel screws and specially manufactured fittings
* extra soft bellows springs for long sustain and smooth fade-out
* high quality reeds for easy response and harmonious sound
* tasteful, noble design
* flawless exterior without scratches, dents or stains

Demo video of another copy of this model.

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Sound sample Bhava Studio Standard Edition
- full melodic range with both registers and closed cover (jali)
- three-note chords in middle range with cover (jali)
- full melodic range with both registers and opened cover (jali)

Features

- 42 simple stick keys
- range of three and a half octaves from c to f
- Punjabi style Classic reeds
- 2 sets of horizontal reed banks in middle (male) and low (bass) register
- 5 register stops (male, bass, bass, tremolo, male)
- 4 drone stops (C, D, G, A)
- side multifold bellows
- removable top cover with sliding opening (Jali)
- chrome hardware components
- padded gig bag included
- cabinet and interior made of select Himalayan pine (Pinus wallichiana)
- natural colour

Manufacturer / Supplier

Bhava founder Nic Dillon has been importing harmoniums from Delhi to the USA since 2010 and sells them in his store Old Delhi Music. Nic has worked with various manufacturers, knows the highly specialised craftsmen who work as day laborers for the manufacturers, and is very familiar with the conditions on site. Despite years of effort, however, he has not been able to reliably get the required consistently high quality from the established manufacturers. Therefore, Nic opened his own harmonium manufacturing in Delhi in 2020 and employs some of the best craftsmen there on a permanent basis. Since then, he gets Delhi-style harmoniums of the best quality made there to his own specifications under the brand name Bhava:
* evenly grown and well seasoned wood
* cleanly sprayed and especially durable varnish
* stainless screws and specially manufactured fittings
* extra soft bellows springs for long sustain and smooth fade-out
* high quality reeds for easy response and harmonious sound
* tasteful, noble design
* flawless exterior without scratches, dents or stains

The impressive quality of Bhava Harmoniums has not been matched by any other harmonium maker in the Delhi region. It meets western standards and can only be compared to the quality of Paloma's harmoniums and shrutiboxes. India Instruments has been carrying Bhava Harmoniums since 2022.

Bhava is also a pioneer in social responsibility and strives for certification under a fair trade label. All craftsmen work without time pressure in clean, air-conditioned and well-lit premises. They are permanently employed and receive fair salaries. Permanent employment gives them and their families access to government health, education and retirement benefits. In contrast, day labourer harmonium craftsmen are paid mostly by the piece and thus work permanently under time pressure. They often work in cramped, dark and poorly ventilated rooms, can be replaced at any time, lose their income in case of illness, have no access to state social benefits and are sometimes in debt bondage to their employers.

Ecological issues also play a role for Bhava. The high quality of the tools used and the instruments produced ensures a particularly long service life. All woods are purchased on official, state-controlled markets. Protected woods are not used. Waste in production is avoided as much as possible and recycled as much as possible. Overseas, the instruments are preferably shipped by sea freight.

Size

Measure: height 28 cm, width 61 cm, depth 33 cm, weight: 8.9 kg (excl. bag)
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.

Register & Drone

Bhava Studio Standard Details