The Orchestra S by Seydel is a Session Steel harmonica wiuth a red comb and solo tuning
This is basically a Session steel harmonica with a red comb and solo tuning instead of richter tuning.
Solo-tuned diatonic Harmonica with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds (orchestra-tuning) ergonomic covers and carmine red plastic comb.
The ORCHESTRA S offers even more! Typically the root note is found in hole 1-blow. The ORCHESTRA S places the root note at hole 3-blow and half of the lower octave is added to holes 1 and 2. Since many players miss some of the notes on the standard Richter-tuned diatonic harmonica in the lower register the ORCHESTRA S allows them to hit the missing notes without having to apply a bending technique. The root note of the diatonic major scale is marked on the coverplate - it starts in 3 blow.
This makes the ORCHESTRA S an ideal soloing instrument; the ten-hole design makes the Orchestra-S compact enough to take your melodies anywhere!
The note layout is basically the same as that of a chromatic harmonica making theORCHESTRA S a great starting harmonica for learning to play a chromatic. The compact size combined with SEYDEL's durability makes the ORCHESTRA S a good choice for musical education in schools.
The ORCHESTRA S opens new possibilities to blues harmonica players by making it easy to play minor pieces (3rd position) with a sound similar to solos played on a chromatic thanks to the solo-tuning. They will also appreciate the extended major scale in the lower register. The root note of the dominant chord is available in the hole 1-draw making it similar to playing in 2nd position on a standard Richter-tuned harmonica.
Harmonica comb material: plastic
Recommended for harmonica: Beginners
Style of music: Blues
Famous harmonica players using it:
Love yr instruments but mistakenly ordered Orchestral G harp . Realized mistake in first couple seconds of playing - low end tuning is different to diatonic Session Steel , my favorite.?
So for what's it worth please make sure you select the right tuning this is a solo tuning not a standard tuning.