Harmonium Pakrashi Maestro

The Pakrashi Maestro is ideal for experienced musicians who are looking for a high quality instrument with excellent sound and sustain, many extras and great versatility for a wide range of applications. It is ideal for concerts and recordings, travels well with a bag, and is lighter and more robust than equivalently equipped folding scale-changer harmoniums. Special model with minor defects. Special feature of the register assignment, 2x Male registers with different timbre.

EU: 789 €
incl. 19% VAT, plus 6.90 € shipping within Germany / 6.90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 663.03 €
plus 6.90 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

- new sample instrument from the stock of India Instruments
- functional, but with minor flaws: the detachable Jali has a repaired crack, in the Male register the Female register sounds slightly with the lower 8 keys, highest note in the Female register sounds an octave too low
- especially rich, full, rich sound due to triple reeds Male / Male / Female - with different timbre
- 45 keys = range of 3 3/4 octaves
- each note with three reeds in high and middle octaves / registers
- separate playing possibility for all 3 registers by setting with 3register knobs
- octave coupler can be switched on and off with wooden transmission to the low octave
- multifold bellows with side opening for active bellows articulation
- extra large inner bellows
- 6 drone notes (g#, a#, c, c#c d#, f)
- silk matt surfaces
- cabinet made of hard, durable teak wood
- metal handles, protective fittings, register and drone slides
- removable carved lid (Jali) above the key action
- precisely adjustable stick and pallet keys
- locking wedges on the inner back panel for easy opening when maintenance is required
- padded carrying bag included
- manufacturer's info: https://www.india-instruments.com/pakrashi.html
- weight 12.9 kg
- dimensions 65 cm x 36 cm x 26 cm

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Manufacturer / Supplier

Pakrashi & Co. is a harmonium maker from Calcutta with a rich heritage. The company was founded in 1922 by the brothers Sudhir Chandra Pakrashi and Hem Chandra Pakrashi. In 1978 Sudhir's son Suphal Pakrashi took over the management. In the meantime Sudhir's grandson Suvojit Pakrashi is the third generation of the family to run the business. Pakrashi is known for high quality and groundbreaking innovations. Among other things, Pakrashi invented moveable keyboards (scale-changers) and folding mechanisms for harmoniums. The most recent development is the use of plastic instead of wood for the keys' sticks.This allows the production of exactly fitting sticks for all keys. They do not warp due to climatic fluctuations or aging. India Instruments already had Pakrashi Harmoniums in their assortment temporarily in the 1990s. After a longer break, we are offering Pakrashi harmoniums again since 2020.