Paloma Premium

Paloma's Premium is the right choice for musicians looking for a top quality instrument with full tonal range and a rich carrying sound for regular use (e.g. for accompaniment of singing groups or playing together with other instruments).

EU: 989 € (incl. bag)
incl. VAT, plus 16.10 € shipping within Germany / 36.10 € within Europe
Non-EU: 831,09 € (incl. bag)
plus 36.10 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

Superior workmanship makes this a top-of-the-line harmonium, ensuring good fluency and dynamics of the keyboard and long-term tightness of the air chambers. Its 39 keys give a range of three octaves and two half note steps. Each note is fitted with two well responding quality reeds in middle and low octave (male / bass). They can be played separately or in combination, giving three different tonal colours, and produce a particularly warm and round sound. The back bellows are open to the top. They fold out and fill themselves automatically when unlocked. You just need to pull them towards yourself for playing - always against a little resistence, though. The level height of the keys can be adjusted. A special Paloma feature is the surface treatment with wax in order to enhance the beauty of the natural wood veining - it pleases eye and hand alike and gives the instrument a very natural, organic feel.

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Sound sample Paloma Premium
- complete melodic range with both registers
- three-note chords in middle range
- complete melodic range with both registers without cover (jali)


- 39 adjustable stick and palette keys (English keys)
- range of 3 octaves and 2 half note steps from C to D
- 2 high-quality reeds per key in low (bass), and middle (male) register
- 4 large knobs for playing the 2 registers separately or together
- 4 small knobs for drone notes C, D, G, A
- top opening bellows with double fold
- removable cover plate (Jali)
- wedge locks for easy maintenance opening
- silk-matt sealed surfaces with visible grain
- cabinet made of teak wood
- key mechanisms made of beech wood
- key surfaces made of nylon
- metal handles
- three-sided surrounding intarsia strip at the base of the cabinet
- including padded carrying bag

Manufacturer / Supplier

PALOMA is the international brand name for instruments by Haribhau Vishwanath from Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Haribhau Vishwanath was founded in 1925 as a small repair shop. Today Paloma is an international top brand for harmoniums. This is due to successful innovations such as the Compactina and Maestro models and unique quality standards. Working techniques and tools have been permanently developed further over decades. Under the direction of Ashish Diwane, Haribhau Vishwanath in 2018 was the first Indian instrument maker to integrate a computer-controlled CNC milling machine into the traditional handcrafted manufacturing process, in order to get consistent precision in the production of essential components.

Apart from harmoniums, Haribhau Vishwanath also manufactures shrutiboxes, santoors, swarmandals and some drums. In addition, the company is active in the instrument trade and procures some rarely needed instruments for which direct purchase from the manufacturer would not be worthwhile. Haribhau Vishwanath has been a partner of India Instruments since 2005.


In India, our harmoniums are tuned to international concert pitch of a = 440 hertz. In Europe, however, they usually sound slightly higher at a = 441 to 442 Hertz due to the colder climate. The difference is small and not necessarily noticeable even to trained ears.

On request we can tune exactly to 440 hertz for 28 € additional charge.

Tuning to 432 hertz is also possible by arrangement for an additional charge.

Air temperature and blowing pressure influence the vibration frequency of harmonium reeds. At higher temperature and higher pressure, it decreases; at lower temperature, it increases. In our workshop in Berlin we tune at room temperature around 20 degrees Celsius.


Measure (without crate): height 26 cm, width 54 cm, depth 31 cm, weight: 8.5 kg
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.

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