I remember when I first decided to upgrade my melodica, I was thinking about getting the Wood Mylodica, or Suzuki Hammond 44. I ended up choosing Wood Mylodica because I like the sound of the Wood Mylodica better. But in reality, Suzuki Hammond 44 has some advantages that you won't find in ANY melodicas out there:
1. It is the only melodica that has 44 keys (Mylodica has 37 keys).
2. It is the only melodica that has strap buttons.
3. It is the only melodica that has built-in pick up.
Plus the sound is the best out of all melodicas there besides Wood Mylodica.
I love my Wood Mylodica a lot, but right now it starts to get out of tune, I probably have to change the reed board to fix it because the problem is quite serious. But the reed board is only available in the US, and I am out of country right now. Hence I am thinking of getting a Suzuki Hammond 44 for substitution, and I would fix the Mylodica once I get back to the US. Then I would have TWO top tier melodicas HAHAHA :) Suzuki Hammond 44 also has one advantage over Wood Mylodica is that it has a much better moisture removal system (hence it is much harder to get out of tune).
Anyway, here attached a video of how the Suzuki Hammond 44 sounds. You can compare it to my video of playing the Wood Mylodica to hear the difference, then YOU will be the judge to decide which one sounds better for YOU!!
P.S. This is a famous Russian folk song called "Dark Eyes", and you probably can tell this player is BEYOND AWESOME!!!!