I was hoping that buying a top of the line harp would deliver me an out of the box great playing instrument. What I received was a harp with draw holes 2 - 4 dead and a number of reeds not tuned properly as in sharp and or flat. I\'ve made the adjustments and tuning and it sound good now but I find it just poor quality control on the manufacturers part. I\'ve also been told that this is a fairly common trait across all harp manufacturers. I know I\'m new but this just seems that we, the buying public, have just accepted this as standard operating procedure for these products.
Amazing harmonica. Love it
I bought my first one about a year ago. I’m still waiting for the two that I just purchased to come in the mail. I can’t wait.
Best Out of the Box harmonica Ever
Lasts well and plays like a dream opening the door to some clean and fast runs. Not quite the dark full tone of the Seydel 1847 Classic but makes up for it in speed and ease of play.
Seydel 1847 lightning
Only harp I have that catches my mustache.
Best harp I've ever owned.
Arrived on time, in spotless condition. Reeds tuned and toned perfectly.
Feels good and sounds even better!
My second one of these. I\'m not an overblower, but these made it so easy. I might work some in. Solid. Great sound.
This is the real deal. Best harp I have played, and I\'ve played them all.
This is my second Lightning, in G; my previous is in D. Craftsmanship is apparent just by holding it in your hand. Everything is tight and polished; there are no snag points to speak of. The steel comb produces a rich and vibrant tone a little different than a wooden comb harp. The Seydel Lightning is a very nice instrument and can really project its sound quite well; you\'ll have no issues being heard when playing! Service from Harmonicaland was fast and professional. Eventually, I will buy Lightnings in A, C, Bb, Low F and probably a Low D. I\'ve played Hohners for years and still do--they\'re great--but I wanted to try Seydel\'s Lightning series and am very glad I did. If you\'re used to wood combs and are unsure what a steel combed harp will sound like, don\'t be! I am sure you will be as happy with the Lightning as I am.
Very solid, well-made instrument
I recently bought this harp in the key of "G," after owning another one in "D" that I bought here a couple months ago. The build quality is amazing; as soon as you hold it, it's heft and craftsmanship are plainly apparent. Very tightly sealed, the reeds are responsive and the steel comb produces a full, rich tone. The steel reeds are easy to play, responsive, happy to bend notes and have a unique sound as compared to brass or phosphor bronze reeds. If you have been playing harps with wooden or acrylic combs, you will immediately notice the difference. It sounds great, it's nice and loud, and due to the all steel construction there is absolutely no swelling and cleaning is a breeze. If you are a tongue-blocker, you will appreciate how smooth and polished the steel comb is. There are no sharp corners anywhere. Everything is polished and smooth. This is a harp that I know will last a very long time. I have had harps from Hohner and Lee Oskar over the years, and while I enjoy them, I have decided to get an entire set of the Seydel Lightnings in keys "C," "D," "A," "G," "F," and maybe a Bb at some point. They are pricey, but you most definitely get what you pay for in this case. Service was very prompt, the harp arrived in perfect condition and I will be buying all my future harmonicas from Harmonicaland. Give the Lightning a try; it's a real treat.
Fantastic Quality, Fast Shipping & Value
Fantastic Quality, Fast Shipping & Great Value as Well !
good shit, got blues pouring from my blood baby
Enjoying the new harp your service was awesome good job
Seydel makes the best diatonic harmonicas, and for fast reliable service on in-stock items You want go wrong with Harmonica and. Thanks Harmonica for fast delivery and items were packaged well.
Seydel 1847 Lighting
Love this harmonica... It\'s got a great sound and very responsive outta the box. I had no issues ordering online. In fact, during the purchase process I input the incorrect shipping address. I contacted Harmonicaland and Steve was more than helpful. He was able to make the address correction before the item was shipped. I\'ll definitely be purchasing more harmonicas in the future.
This harp’s tone is so mesmerizing, and it’s playability so unique, that it kinda plays itself! It allows you to do stuff you didn’t know you could…
This 1847 Lightning is Just Amazing!!!
I am new to playing harmonica, but I have upgraded from a Fender to a Hohner to a Lee Oskar, and then to Seydel. I have been practicing with a Seydel 1847 Noble, but I decided to give this a try after watching some YouTube videos. Holy harmonica! This harp is perfect for me. The tones are slightly deeper and richer (probably because this harp has squarer holes and more weight from the stainless steel body) and it is a dream to play--and I have only seriously been playing for two months. It is expensive, but quality is always expensive and you get what you pay for. I will be buying more of these in the future. Oh, yeah, and the delivery was quick and it arrived in perfect condition.
Awesome quality harp and great sale price!
Repeat customer. Very quick shipping and awesome sale discount on a great quality harp.