Shanti Compactina Mini

The Shanti Compactina Mini is an extremely compact and light harmonium and therefore ideal for travelling. The unique construction is similar to our bestseller Paloma Compactina and makes the Shanti Compactina Mini only about half as deep and significantly narrower and lighter than an ordinary standard harmonium - without any failure-prone folding mechanism.

EU: 589 €
incl. 19% VAT, plus 6.90 € shipping within Germany / 6.90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 494,96 €
plus 6.90 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

It is perfect for musicians looking for the smallest possible harmonium with a full, round sound and good quality. The smaller pitch range, the lack of register separation and drone notes and the relatively small bellows opening to the front, however, somewhat limit the musical possibilities. For example, playing chords without volume fluctuations is only possible with a certain amount of practice. Compared to our bestseller Paloma Compactina, the Shanti Compactina Mini is smaller, lighter and cheaper.

Sound sample Shanti Compactina Mini
- complete melodic range
- three-note chords in middle range

Features

- 32 keys
- range 2 1/2 octaves from c to g
- two high quality reeds per note in medium and low register
- rear-opening bellows with double folding
- playing bellows opening to the front
- removable springs to adjust the tension of the playing bellows
- high-gloss transparent polish
- teak wood frame
- including padded carrying bag

Manufacturer / Supplier

SHANTI is our brand name for instruments from Kaayna Musicals in Ghaziabad, a neighbouring city of Delhi. Kaayna Musicals has become a partner of India Instruments  in 2018. 

Tuning

Our harmoniums are tuned in India in equal tempered to the western standard pitch a with 440 hertz. In slightly colder climate (e.g. in most of Europe), however, they usually sound a little higher at a = 441 to 442 hertz. The difference is so small that even trained ears will not necessarily notice it. In studio productions and in combination with instruments whose tuning cannot be easily adjusted, however, this may cause problems under certain circumstances. That's why we manually tune harmoniums to the desired exact reference pitch at or around 440 hertz for an extra charge. We can supply custom-made tunings (e.g. to a = 432 hertz) with a waiting time of several months. Please contact us if you are interested. 

Size

Dimensions: height 18 cm, width 44 cm, depth 16 cm, weight: 4,8 kg
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.