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Daniel's preferred model:

Bina 23b regular / DMS 24a

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Daniel's top ten considerations when picking a harmonium

Recommended harmonium stores

in the United States:

Ali Akbar College Store | Phone: (510) 225-9597 | Email: | Location: Berkeley, California

The Ali Akbar College of Music was founded by Ali Akbar Khan, one of the most important Indian Classical musicians and music teachers of the last century who moved from India to San Rafael, California to share the wealth of the Indian musical tradition. The AACM store carries tablas, sitars, tanpuras and many other Indian instruments, as well as many different models of harmonium, including the Bina 23b regular / DMS 24a that Daniel prefers. Let them know you were referred by Daniel Tucker / Kirtan Central for 5% off your harmonium.

Keshav Music Imports | Phone: (212) 228-7864 | Email: | Location: New York

This New York City music shop is owned and operated by Keshav Das, who has recorded a kirtan album with Krishna Das, Steve Gorn and others. Harmoniums, sitars, tablas and lots more is available here, including harmoniums from DMS. What Keshav calls his "Signature 23" is the DMS equivalent of the Bina 23b deluxe that Krishna Das plays, and what Keshav calls the "Tilak 23" is the DMS equivalent of the Bina 23b regular that Jai Uttal plays.

Old Delhi Music | Phone: (217) 390-9909 | Email: | Location: IL

This online Indian Instrument boutique is run by Nic Dillon, and caries a variety of harmoniums as well as tablas, shruti boxes and more. Nic and his wife are musicians who fell in love with the sound of the harmonium, began using harmonium in their live shows, and now import them. Use coupon code "KirtanCentral" in their online store for free shipping on harmoniums within the continental US.

in Germany:

India Instruments | Phone: 030-6211724 | Email: | Location: Berlin

This is an online Indian Instrument store run by Yogendra Jens Eckert, and caries a variety of harmoniums as well as tablas, shruti boxes and more. Mention you were referred by "Kirtan Central" or "Daniel Tucker" to get free shipping within Germany, or reduced shipping within Europe.