The harmonica also called blues harp, mississipi saxophone or mouth organ is a free reed musical instrument coming from Asia and that became famous at the end of the XIXth century.
The 3 main harmonica manufacturers are : Hohner, Seydel and Suzuki
Different types of harmonica include : - The diatonic harmonica traditionnally used to play blues, folk, country-music, celtic and rock. After Howard Levy's development of the overblows in the 1980s the diatonic harmonica is now also used to play jazz. - The chromatic harmonica was designed in the beginning of the 20th century to give an easy access to all notes on the instrument by the usage of a slide. It is mainly used in classical music and jazz but Stevie Wonder made it famous in Pop music too. - The tremolo harmonica and the octave harmonica are diatonic harmonicas with extra detuned double reeds ringing either an octave down or slightly out of tune to creat an accordion effect. They are used in traditionnal folk music. - Orchestral harmonicas such as the chord harmonica and the bass harmonica are used to play in trio and accompany a diatonic or chromatic solist harmonica player
10-hole diatonic Polished stainless steel reed covers Machined phosphor bronze replaceable reed plates Satin anodized, milled, billet aluminum alloy comb The Valved Promaster Suzuki harmonica: the science of extra blows and bends now within you reach! Valves allow you to produce more bends and cool effects to enhance your songs.
Stainless steel coverplates rounded at the mouthpiece ABS comb with recessed German Silver reedplates Stainless steel rivets and screws The Seydel Session Steel is a perfect harmonica for playing blues songs. This harmonica is an updated and improved version of the Seydel Session, a must-have for every blues player.
Machined Phosphor Bronze reed plates (replaceable) Computer-aided laser cut, tuned and bendable reed system Satin anodized, milled, billet aluminum alloy comb Suzuki Promaster Diatonic Harmonica metal comb for a clear, smooth and deep sound. THE harmonica you need to play folk songs.
10-hole diatonic Machined phosphore bronze replaceable reeds plates Satin anodized, milled, billet aluminum alloy combManji diatonic 10 holes Suzuki harmonica. Loud and clear ! A stunning sound that will delight your audience and cheer up everyone.
wooden comb for fuller tone 10 single holes with 20 reeds 4-inch diatonic blues harmonica The Blues Harp Hohner harmonica has a warm sound that will suit every blues musician, from beginner to experienced. Very easy to play, perfect to produce soft and deep tones.