Bhava Mini "Kirtan" Harmonium,  Standard Edition - Walnut Brown
Bhava Mini "Kirtan" Harmonium | Standard Edition - Walnut Brown

Bhava Mini "Kirtan" Harmonium | Standard Edition - Walnut Brown

$899.00
Standard Edition in beautiful walnut color. Limited quantities available.  

  • Quality Fit and Finish: Chrome hardware components and smooth, durable wood finish.
  • Solid Wood Construction: All select grade woods. All sustainably sourced.
  • Thoughtful Engineering: Fine-tuned for optimal performance.
  • Ethical Manufacturing: Built with a focus on quality over quantity. The result of a healthy work culture, mutual respect, great tools, high-quality materials, proud people, and fair wages.

Thoughtfully designed and crafted, Bhava Standard Edition harmoniums are an introduction to the unique excellence that sets this brand apart.

The Bhava Mini harmonium is a collapsing 32-key travel harmonium. Built to be appreciated by both new and experienced musicians, the Standard Edition is a traditional build executed with precision.

The Bhava Mini has set a new standard for "mini" harmoniums, delivering full, robust sound and smooth play in an efficient package. For the musical nomads of the world, who truly cannot commit to a larger box, this harmonium strikes a nice balance between portability and sound quality. 

 Includes:

- FREE Shipping to US (lower 48 only)
- Expert tuning and refinement services completed at our shop in Urbana, IL
- Learning offers from our friends at the Bhakti Breakfast Club (first month FREE access), KirtanLeader.com, and Sacred Sound Lab.
- Padded Gig Bag

- Weight: 16.5 lbs.
- Dimensions: 19 in. x 12 in. x 8 in. (closed), 19 in. x 12 in. x 13.5 in. (open)
- Color: Brown
- Finish: Matte
- Exterior Construction: Select Pine
- Interior Construction: Select Pine
- Box Type: Folding, Safari-style
- Key Construction: One-piece
- Number of Keys: 32
- Reed Type: Punjabi-style, Classic 
- Reed Banks: 2 sets (Bass, Male)
- Reed Orientation: Horizontal
- Stops: 2 (Bass, Male)
- Drones: 2 (C, G)
- Coupler: None
- Scale Changer: None

SHIPPING: Your instrument will arrive safely, and if it doesn't, we'll take care of it. Our packing methods have ensured that over 99% of the instruments we ship arrive undamaged. Should things not go perfectly, we will get you a replacement, refund, part or whatever is necessary. No problem. 

STORE: Old Delhi Music makes buying a quality harmonium, tabla set, sitar, or any other Indian instruments easy

Our business is family owned and operated since 2010. In the U.S., we are a small team of musicians dedicated to refinements and customer support. In India, we’ve built relationships with many of the country's best musical artisans and founded a workshop where our staff ensures quality.

We sell and ship the best Indian instruments available on earth throughout North America and globally.

For the complete back story, check out this video -


For more on our founder and origin story, this video was produced in 2014 for the PBS "Indie America" series -



Harmonium Tuning

OUR TUNING PROCESS:

Our standard harmonium tuning process begins at our shop in India and ends at our U.S. location where a member of our staff - all highly trained and deeply experienced musicians - will finalize the set-up and tuning on every harmonium we sell. You won't find a more thorough refinement process anywhere.

Bhava harmoniums are available with the following tuning options:

Concert Pitch (A440 tuning) - FREE: A Concert Pitch tuned harmonium will match the default tuning for Western Instruments - piano, guitar, etc. - "equal tempered" with the middle A resonating at exactly 440 hz. For this service, all reeds are retuned up and down to scale to correspond with the Concert Pitch standard. This is the best choice for most musicians and students.

Cosmic Pitch (A432 Tuning) - Add $100/Non-returnable: With this service, all reeds are drastically retuned nearly a quarter tone below standard Concert Pitch to match a middle A resonating at exactly 432 hz. For most customers, this service is neither practical or recommended, but for those who are experimenting in this direction, we do offer the service on select models from our store. While this service will not void any warranty with our store, it is not reversible. Therefore, any harmoniums or shruti boxes tuned to A432 will not be eligible for return or exchange.

An A432 hz. referenced instrument will sound very out of tune when played alongside any traditionally tuned instrument. This means if you are taking a harmonium course, you will not be able to play this instrument alongside your instructor or classmates. Similarly, if you are using this instrument in a recording or performing context, you will not be able to use this unless every other instrument is also tuned to this pitch reference.

While much of India is rapidly advancing, the Indian instrument manufacturing process remains very old school. From touch ups to tuning, much of what we do at Old Delhi Music is add a layer of quality control to an otherwise non-standardized production process.

We wrote  THIS ARTICLE to ensure customers understand and might appreciate this vintage production style, the unique products we carry, and how we're working to ensure genuine quality, despite the odds. It's a quick read, and definitely worthwhile for anyone considering the purchase of a traditional Indian instrument.

Thank you,
Old Delhi Music

     

      Description

      Thoughtfully designed and crafted, Bhava Standard Edition harmoniums are an introduction to the unique excellence that sets this brand apart.

      The Bhava Mini harmonium is a collapsing 32-key travel harmonium. Built to be appreciated by both new and experienced musicians, the Standard Edition is a traditional build executed with precision.

      The Bhava Mini has set a new standard for "mini" harmoniums, delivering full, robust sound and smooth play in an efficient package. For the musical nomads of the world, who truly cannot commit to a larger box, this harmonium strikes a nice balance between portability and sound quality. 

       Includes:

      - FREE Shipping to US (lower 48 only)
      - Expert tuning and refinement services completed at our shop in Urbana, IL
      - Learning offers from our friends at the Bhakti Breakfast Club (first month FREE access), KirtanLeader.com, and Sacred Sound Lab.
      - Padded Gig Bag

      Product Specs

      - Weight: 16.5 lbs.
      - Dimensions: 19 in. x 12 in. x 8 in. (closed), 19 in. x 12 in. x 13.5 in. (open)
      - Color: Brown
      - Finish: Matte
      - Exterior Construction: Select Pine
      - Interior Construction: Select Pine
      - Box Type: Folding, Safari-style
      - Key Construction: One-piece
      - Number of Keys: 32
      - Reed Type: Punjabi-style, Classic 
      - Reed Banks: 2 sets (Bass, Male)
      - Reed Orientation: Horizontal
      - Stops: 2 (Bass, Male)
      - Drones: 2 (C, G)
      - Coupler: None
      - Scale Changer: None

      Shipping & Store Info

      SHIPPING: Your instrument will arrive safely, and if it doesn't, we'll take care of it. Our packing methods have ensured that over 99% of the instruments we ship arrive undamaged. Should things not go perfectly, we will get you a replacement, refund, part or whatever is necessary. No problem. 

      STORE: Old Delhi Music makes buying a quality harmonium, tabla set, sitar, or any other Indian instruments easy

      Our business is family owned and operated since 2010. In the U.S., we are a small team of musicians dedicated to refinements and customer support. In India, we’ve built relationships with many of the country's best musical artisans and founded a workshop where our staff ensures quality.

      We sell and ship the best Indian instruments available on earth throughout North America and globally.

      For the complete back story, check out this video -


      For more on our founder and origin story, this video was produced in 2014 for the PBS "Indie America" series -

      Tuning Options



      Harmonium Tuning

      OUR TUNING PROCESS:

      Our standard harmonium tuning process begins at our shop in India and ends at our U.S. location where a member of our staff - all highly trained and deeply experienced musicians - will finalize the set-up and tuning on every harmonium we sell. You won't find a more thorough refinement process anywhere.

      Bhava harmoniums are available with the following tuning options:

      Concert Pitch (A440 tuning) - FREE: A Concert Pitch tuned harmonium will match the default tuning for Western Instruments - piano, guitar, etc. - "equal tempered" with the middle A resonating at exactly 440 hz. For this service, all reeds are retuned up and down to scale to correspond with the Concert Pitch standard. This is the best choice for most musicians and students.

      Cosmic Pitch (A432 Tuning) - Add $100/Non-returnable: With this service, all reeds are drastically retuned nearly a quarter tone below standard Concert Pitch to match a middle A resonating at exactly 432 hz. For most customers, this service is neither practical or recommended, but for those who are experimenting in this direction, we do offer the service on select models from our store. While this service will not void any warranty with our store, it is not reversible. Therefore, any harmoniums or shruti boxes tuned to A432 will not be eligible for return or exchange.

      An A432 hz. referenced instrument will sound very out of tune when played alongside any traditionally tuned instrument. This means if you are taking a harmonium course, you will not be able to play this instrument alongside your instructor or classmates. Similarly, if you are using this instrument in a recording or performing context, you will not be able to use this unless every other instrument is also tuned to this pitch reference.

      Disclaimer

      While much of India is rapidly advancing, the Indian instrument manufacturing process remains very old school. From touch ups to tuning, much of what we do at Old Delhi Music is add a layer of quality control to an otherwise non-standardized production process.

      We wrote  THIS ARTICLE to ensure customers understand and might appreciate this vintage production style, the unique products we carry, and how we're working to ensure genuine quality, despite the odds. It's a quick read, and definitely worthwhile for anyone considering the purchase of a traditional Indian instrument.

      Thank you,
      Old Delhi Music

         

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