Harmonica Reviews ($50 to $100)

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Reviews of harmonicas priced in the $50 to $100 range below, sorted cheapest to most expensive.

Reviews in other price ranges: Under $20, $20 to $50, Over $100

Suzuki Harpmaster – $50.00
Suzuki HarpmasterThe Suzuki Harpmaster is a traditional 10-hole diatonic that is designed for ease of use. Its relatively low price tag means that beginners should enjoy learning on it. Click here to see the full review.

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Tombo Aero Reed Diatonic – $50.00
Tombo Aero ReedThe Tombo Aero Reed Diatonic is unusual because it features a metal comb. It has a sweet sound, but it has almost no volume. While it’s okay to practice on, it’s not a good harmonica for playing gigs at all. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Bluesmaster – $50.00
Suzuki BluesmasterThe Suzuki Bluesmaster is a 10-hole diatonic harp. Although it’s an affordable diatonic, it can really be used by beginners or professional musicians. Click here to see the full review.

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Tombo Tremolo – $50.00
Tombo Tremolo copyThe Tombo Tremolo 3121 is a 42-reed, 21-note tremolo harmonica. It is both an easy tremolo to learn on and a reliable instrument for serious professionals. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Vintage Harp – $55.00
Hering Vintage HarpThe Hering 1923 Vintage Harp looks like something right out of a museum. Yet, it’s an inexpensive mouth harp that anyone can afford. It has a good tone for the money. Click here to see the full review.

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Bushman Delta Frost – $55.95
Bushman Delta FrostThe Bushman Delta Frost is an affordable harmonica for beginners. Yet, it is also durable and built to last, which is something that serious harp players can appreciate. If you’re looking for a great diatonic harmonica, you can’t beat the Bushman Delta Frost. Click here to see the full review.

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Lee Oskar Harmonic Minor – $56.00
Lee Oskar Harmonic MinorThe Lee Oskar Harmonic Minor is a great harmonica to start off on, if you have never played a harmonica with this sort of tuning before. The tuning is set up to make a fantastic folk sound. Click here to see the full review.

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Lee Oskar Major Diatonic – $56.00
Lee Oskar Major DiatonicThe Lee Oskar Major Diatonic is unique because of its smooth plastic comb. It is a good quality harp that is perfect for playing blues or jazz songs. Click here to see the full review.

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Lee Oskar Natural Minor – $56.00
Lee Hohner Natural MinorThe Lee Oskar Natural Minor is a very unusual mouth harp. It is fantastic for playing those emotional tunes that blues players love. Click here to see the full review.

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Lee Oskar Melody Maker – $56.00
Lee Oskar Melody MakerThe Lee Oskar Melody Maker is meant to be played in draw position, or second position. If you can get used to how this sweet little harp works, you can use it to play almost anything from country to blues. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Special 20 – $58.00
Hohner Special 20The Hohner Special 20 is a sweet little mouth harp that is a great value for the price. Experts like Bob Dylan and John Popper have been known to play Hohner Special 20s at their concerts. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Piccolo – $59.00
Hohner PiccoloThe Hohner Piccolo is the smallest regular diatonic mouth harp made by the Hohner company. It might seem difficult to transition to a mini harp, but this one is really easy to play. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel Sailor – $60.00
Seydel SailorThe Seydel Sailor Tremolo is a 48-hole harmonica with two rows of holes. This particular harmonica sounds almost like an accordion. It’s great for playing polkas and jigs. However, it can also be used to play other songs, such as Irish folk music. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Marine Band – $65.00
Hohner Marine BanThe Hohner Marine Band 1896 is the mouth harp that most other mouth harps are compared to. It has been a staple practically since blues began. It’s sturdy, reliable, and dependable. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Hummingmate – $65.00
Suzuki Humming MateThe Suzuki Humming Mate is essentially a smaller, and slightly less expensive, version of the Suzuki Humming Tremolo. The Humming Mate is the perfect price for those wanting to try a tremolo harmonica for the first time. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel Orchestra S – $65.00
Seydel Orchestra SThe Seydel Orchestra S Session Steel Solo has a layout that is similar to a standard chromatic harmonica. That means that anyone transitioning to playing chromatics might find this to be a good mouth harp to start with. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Marine Band Soloist – $68.00
Marine Band SoloistThe Hohner Marine Band Soloist 364/24 is a unique take on the Classic Marine Band. While the Classic is great for playing the blues, the Soloist 364/24 is much better for playing more melodic tunes. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner XB-40 – $70.00
Hohner XB-40The Hohner XB-40 is an interesting harmonica, but it’s definitely designed for expert players. This harmonica is great for bending notes, which means that this is a great mouth harp for playing the blues, but doesn’t have the note consistency needed for classical pieces. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Educator 10 – $75.00
Hohner Educator 10The Hohner Educator 10, sometimes called the Hohnica Educato is a very unusual chromatic harmonica because it doesn’t use wind savers. Instead it uses a wind tunnel for every reed. The different system has its good and bad points. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Manji – $80.00
Suzuki ManjiThe Suzuki Manji is a 10-hole diatonic harmonica with a resin composite comb, allowing a good tone without the fear of warping or cracking. The different system has its good and bad points. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Marine Band 364 – $81.00
Hohner Marine Band 364The Hohner Marine Band 364 is a quality instrument, just like the Marine Band 1896. However, the 364 has 24 reeds, giving it a better note range. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Cross Harp – $84.00
Hohner Cross HarpThe Hohner Cross Harp is part of their Modular System line. It is a great harp for those that like to bend and experiment. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Pro Harp – $84.00
Hohner Pro HarpThe Hohner Pro Harp is a standard Richter tuned diatonic with 10 holes and 20 reeds. There’s nothing particularly outstanding about it, but it’s not a bad little harp. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel Chromatic Standard – $88.00
Seydel Chromatic StandardThe Seydel Chromatic Standard is a 12-hole, 48-reed harmonica. It has a plastic mouthpiece and comb. Those who play the mouth harp as a hobby might find it nice to learn on when they are first transitioning to chromatic play from diatonic. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Signature Madcat – $88.00
Hering Signature MadcatThe Hering Signature Madcat diatonic harmonica is designed based on Peter Madcat Ruth’s specifications. So, if you want to play like a Grammy-winning artist, this harp could help. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Signature Rod Piazza – $88.00
Hering Signature Rod PiazzaThe Hering Signature Rod Piazza bares the mark of one of the most famous harmonica players ever, but that isn’t the only thing that makes it special. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Marine Band Deluxe – $90.00
Hohner Marine Band DeluxeThe Hohner Marine Band Deluxe puts a modern spin on Hohner’s popular Classic Marine Band harp. This beautiful diatonic harp is fairly inexpensive and will easily beat out most other harps in its price range. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel Favorite – $90.00
Seydel FavoriteThe Seydel Blues Favorite is a nice little diatonic. It is a solid, dependable mouth harp. Serious musicians will appreciate the fact that it is available in 29 different keys as well. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Olive – $90.00
Suzuki OliveThe Suzuki Olive is like many other 10-hole diatonics in most ways. It differs from other brands because Suzuki uses a unique technique of welding their reeds, which is meant to increase accuracy and sound projection. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Rocket – $99.00
Hohner RocketThe Hohner Rocket is a diatonic with a unique design. It has rounded edges and sides, which are supposed to make it more comfortable to play. If you’re looking for a harmonica that will let you blast a loud tune, this one’s for you. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Marine Band 365 – $100.00
Hohner Marine Band 365The Hohner Marine Band 365 is basically the third step in the Marine Band line. The original had 10 holes, the 364 had 12, and this model has 14, giving it a fantastic range. Click here to see the full review.

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  • Johnnie P. Lackey, Jr.

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    What Harmonica is used to play the song for the program on TV called the Heat of The Night ?

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