The 1847 NOBLE - the consequently enhanced development of the successful 1847 Blues models with stainless steel reeds. * new coverplates; matted stainless steel covers with side-vents (openings on both sides) - optimized sound projection and distribution of airflow if playing fully cupped * cone-shaped lower coverplate for low keys (LF to LC) - minimized reed rattling in holes 1 and 2 draw even if played hard * new comb accurately milled from aluminium anodized in black and with the SEYDEL logo laser-engraved on the back - superb air-tightness and improved handling due to the greater weight of the instrument * new tactile oval key stickers- hard wearing and removes the danger of holding the instrument the wrong way round even in the dark * approved corrosion-free fine-cut reedplates made of German Silver fixed with stainless steel screws - extremely close tolerances between slot and reed for best possible tone control for the player * precisely factory adjusted pitch-stable and durable reeds and rivets both made of Stainless Steel - optimal tone response and a full sound The 1847 NOBLE - the jewel of the 1847 Blues harmonica collection. An instrument built without compromise; made from only the best materials available and with over 160 years of SEYDEL’s harmonica making experience.
Also available with a wooden or a plastic body: >1847 CLASSIC or >1847 SILVER Tone table: Richter Tuning C-Major blow C4 E4 G4 C5 E5 G5 C6 E6 G6 C7 hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 draw D4 G4 B4 D5 F5 A5 B5' D6 F6 A7
10 hole harmonica
Seydel Noble 1847 low C -- not worth the money
Richard D. on 09/03/2018
The harmonica has a full, warm tone and is easy to play, especially that notorious 2 draw. This is the first diatonic I've seen with half-valving over the first 6 draw holes. You may hear some snapping as the vales close over the reeds when you draw or blow. Most people probably won't notice this, though. Beware that valved instruments may require more maintenance than a standard diatonic.
So why only 2 1/2 stars? The height of the cover plates is about 7/8 inch vs the standard 1847 with only a 5/8 inch height. Also the plates are brushed metal, not the shiny types in the standard 1847. This extra height, and maybe the brushed surfaces, cause my lips to drag over the plates making a rapid transition between notes difficult. I can overcome this with some lubricant (I've tried coating my lips with a drop of olive oil or vegetable glycerin), but now I'm wary of clogging the reeds or valves with that. For the money, stick with the Standard 1847. This model is not really worth the cost and I doubt I will be playing it very much.
Arthur S. on 04/16/2018
Very nice and like the SS reeds and anodized AL comb.
john s. on 09/21/2017
I think Seydel is the best on the market.
Good set of blues harps
Brad W. on 12/12/2009
Very good Seydel harmonica, sounds deep and powerful. I really like the look of it. Not so good for overblows I'd say this harmonica is intended for the blues player. Good quality from Seydel germany.