Tirupati Standard D 39/3

Our Tirupati Standard D 39/3 harmonium is ideal for beginners looking for a simple yet very solid low price instrument. It produces a full, round and slightly sharp sound with a lot of warmth and has a good quality of materials and craftsmanship.

EU: 489 € (incl. bag)
incl. VAT, plus 6.90 € shipping within Germany / 12,90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 410.92 € (incl. bag)
plus 12,90 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

The 39 keys give a range of three octaves and two half note steps. Each note is fitted with two reeds in middle and low octave (male / bass). They can be played separately or in combination, giving three different tonal colours. The external bellows 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 removable cover on top of the key mechanisms (jali) allows variations of volume and timbre. The high gloss natural shellac surfaces give this harmonium a great classy look.

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

Features

- 39 simple stick keys
- range of three octaves and two half notes from C to D
- two reeds in middle and low register for each note
- 4 register stops for separate or combined use of middle and low register
- 3 stops for drone notes
- multifold external bellows with top opening
- removable cover (jali) over key mechanism
- glossy shellac polish
- cabinet made of dark stained pine wood
- incl. padded bag

Pine wood is the first choice for harmoniums around Delhi and in North Western India. It is much softer than teak wood, which is more common in Mumbai and Calcutta. Therefore pinewood harmoniums often get little dents or scratches during manufacturing, storage or transit to Europe. Such marks are a natural property of the wood and can not be seen as flaws or defects.

Manufacturer / Supplier

TIRUPATI is the international brand name for instruments from Sharma Musicals in Ghaziabad, a neighbouring city of Delhi. Sharma Musicals was founded in 1934 by Jagdish Prasad Sharma and is today one of the leading Indian harmonium makers. The current manager Mayank Sharma runs the business in the fourth generation. Thanks to solid infrastructure, long experience and good quality awareness, Sharma Musicals is a reliable supplier of all harmonium models typical of Delhi and North-West India. Instruments from Sharma Musicals are also marketed in the USA and are sold there under the name Bhava Harmonium. They are recommended by renowned kirtan teacher Daniel Tucker. Sharma Musicals is a partner of India Instruments since 2016.

Tuning

In India, our harmoniums are tuned in equal temperament to Western standard pitch with a = 440 hertz. However, due to lower average air temperatures, they often sound slightly higher at a = 441 to 442 hertz in Europe. The difference is so small, that even trained ears do not necessarily notice it. Nevertheless the difference may create problems in studio productions or when playing together with instruments with a tuning that can not easily be adjusted. Therefore we offer individual manual tuning to a = 440 hertz (or any other reference pitch close to that) on request without extra cost. We can also supply custom-made harmoniums with considerably different tunings (e.g. a = 432 hertz). Please contact us if you're interested in that.

Size

Height 28 cm, width 55 cm, depth 31 cm, weight 10 kg
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.

Register & Drone

Tirupati Standard Details