Melodion vs Melodica – What’s the Difference?

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What is a Melodion?

Melodica is the most ubiquitous term when it comes to pianicas and key harmonicas; however, there are other names that the blow-organ goes by that are either not as common or specific to a certain instrument maker. The Melodion is one of them. Melodions are Suzuki’s contribution to the melodica market, and they do have some unique characteristics. So, when we consider the melodion vs melodica, what’s the difference? And, is there even such a thing as a Suzuki melodica?