Harmonica Reviews (Over $100)

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Reviews of harmonicas priced over $100 below, sorted cheapest to most expensive.

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

Seydel Mountain Harp – $108.00
Seydel Mountain HarpThe Seydel Mountain Harp is a wender-type mouth harp. In other words, it’s actually two harmonicas in one. Beginners may want to start out with a standard diatonic harp, instead, but experts will love the Mountain Harp. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Marine Band Crossover – $110.00
Hohner Marine Band CrossoverThe Hohner Marine Band Crossover is a fantastic diatonic harmonica for the price. This harmonica is designed for the kind of easy note bending necessary for anything from jazz and blues to funk music. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Chromatic – $110.00
Hering ChromaticThe Hering Chromatic 48 is the luxury model of all Hering brand harmonicas. In fact, many professional blues players prefer it, not only among Hering models, but even compared to other mouth harp brands. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Steven Tyler – $115.00
Hohner Steven TylerThe Hohner Steven Tyler is part of Hohner’s Artist Series. The Aerosmith frontman even helped to design this harmonica. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Unsere Lieblinge – $115.00
Hohner Unsere LieblingeThe Hohner Unsere Lieblinge comes in 5 different sizes. The curved body design makes this mouth harp incredibly comfortable to play, but it can take a little getting used to for those who typically play straight harmonicas. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Delta Blues – $117.00
Hering Delta BluesTThe Hering Delta Blues 1120 is a harmonica with real style. It is a diatonic 10-hole harp that will definitely help you to play the blues. Its deeper tone and stronger volume will help you to project across any venue. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel 1847 – $120.00
Seydel 1847The Seydel 1847 has stainless steel reeds, which makes it a bit unusual. This classic harp is one of the most popular in the Seydel line because of its versatility and easy playability. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel 1847 Noble – $120.00
Seydel 1847 NobleThe Seydel 1847 Noble is an improved version of the Classic 1847. It has stainless steel reeds, just like the Classic or the Silver, but it has a thinner comb made out of aluminum. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel 1847 Silver – $120.00
Seydel 1847 SilverThe Seydel 1847 Silver, like other Seydel 1847s, features stainless steel reeds. The 1847 Silver is much easier to play than many other models, and it also comes in multiple keys. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Pipe Humming – $120.00
Suzuki Pipe HummingThe Suzuki Pipe Humming harmonica is a truly unique mouth harp with a cylindrical design. It may take a little while to get used to the unique shape of this harmonica, but the end result is worth it. Click here to see the full review.

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Tombo Octave – $120.00
Tombo OctaveThe Tombo Octave is a double-hole harmonica. For those used to simple diatonics, playing a Tombo Octave might be a little bit of a stretch. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel Soloist – $128.00
Seydel SoloistThe Seydel Blues Soloist Pro diatonic harmonica utilizes German silver reed plates, like several other Seydel models. Even though it’s marketed as a “pro” harp, it’s better suited to casual players. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Bob Dylan Harmonica – $129.00
Hohner Bob DylanThe Seydel Blues Soloist Pro diatonic harmonica utilizes German silver reed plates, like several other Seydel models. Even though it’s marketed as a “pro” harp, it’s better suited to casual players. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Marine Band Steve Baker Special – $130.00
Hohner Bob DylanThe Hohner Marine Band Steve Baker Special has been specially tuned by Steve Baker, who is both an author and an accomplished harmonica player. It’s really meant for a more experienced player, not a beginner. Click here to see the full review.

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Tombo Pocket Bass – $130.00
Tombo Pocket BassThe Tombo Pocket Bass is a tiny bit larger than the Pocket Chord, but it is still a diminutive little harp. It’s not the most versatile harp, but it is fun to play. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Seductora – $137.00
Hering SeductoraThe Hering Seductora is an interesting harmonica because it plays in both C and G keys. That is one of the things that makes it a great value for the money. It’s like buying two harmonicas for the price of one. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Auto Valve – $140.00
Hohner Auto ValveThe Hohner Auto Valve features 40 reeds and two separate rows of 10 holes each. Therefore, it can be played as a regular C or high C diatonic. But you also have the option to play both rows of holes at once. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering 40 – $144.50
Hering 40The Hering 40 Chromatic may look small, but there is nothing else tiny about this major player. It has 40 reeds and a range of two and a half octaves. It’s beautiful, reliable tone and increased volume also make it an excellent choice for projection across crowded rooms. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Comet – $150.00
Hohner Auto ValveThe Hohner Comet is quite an unusual harp due to its shape. Instead of having a straight, rectangular shape, the Hohner Comet’s body is rounded. That definitely makes it a harmonica for more advanced players. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Vintage 40 – $150.00
Hering Vintage 40The Hering Vintage 40 is a 10-hole chromatic harmonica with, as the name suggests, a vintage style. It can be used as a transitional harp for anyone who wants to try more advanced blues tunes. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Baritono – $152.42
Hering BaritonoThe Hering Baritono is a Tenor C harmonica. It’s perfect for beginners, since it offers a nice tone for the price. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Echo Harp – $165.00
Hohner Echo HarpThe Hohner Echo Harp is an inexpensive tremolo harmonica, but it definitely has some style. The Echo Harp is a consistent harp with real class, but it’s better suited to gospel music or ballads. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Koch – $168.00
Hohner KochThe Hohner Koch is an unusual chromatic harmonica because it offers a level of versatility not found in many other chromatics. It is tuned to sound a lot like Hohner’s classic 1896 Marine Band at first. However, put the slide in and everything changes. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Golden Blow Custom – $169.00
Hering Golden Blow CustomThe Hering Golden Blow Custom, like the Hering Blues Custom, is part of the Hering Custom Shop series. It was designed for ultimate comfort and performance levels. Each one was tested in the factory by a trained technician. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Meisterklasse – $172.00
Hohner MeisterklasseThe Hohner Meisterklasse chromatic harmonica is one of the best harmonicas in Hohner’s MS (Modular System) series. It is meant to be played only by professional musicians who want to create their own unique sounds. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel De Luxe – $175.00
Seydel De LuxeThe Seydel Chromatic De Luxe is 12-hole, 48-note chromatic harp. If you intend to play at outdoor events, this harmonica is a perfect choice. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Deluxe Chromatic – $179.00
Hering Deluxe ChromaticThe Hering Deluxe Chromatic 64 is a harmonica that is really meant to be played by serious musicians. It has a 4-octave range, which an expert can use to create interesting special effects, or to play classic pieces in a slower style with ease. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Chrometta – $180.00
Hohner ChromettaThe Hohner Chrometta is a chromatic harmonica with a 3-octave range. Both the price and the design make this a good chromatic harmonica for anyone that is just transitioning from diatonics to chromatics. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Marine Band Thunderbird – $195.00
Hohner Marine Band ThunderbirdThe Hohner Marine Band Thunderbird is named after a a song performed by Little Walter, which is fronted by Kim Wilson, a renowned harmonica player. If you are a serious musician who wants to belt out a tune, the Thunderbird might be perfect for you. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Super Chromonica – $196.00
Hohner Super ChromonicaThe Hohner Super Chromonica 48/270 is one of Hohner’s most popular models. Many professional musicians have been playing it during their concerts for decades. Teachers also recommend it for those who are trying to learn serious chromatic harmonica play techniques. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Promaster Valved Gold – $200.00
Suzuki Promaster Valved GoldThe Suzuki Promaster Valved Gold is quite similar to the Suzuki Promaster Valved. There are only two major differences between the two, but the Gold is about twice the price of the regular Promaster Valved. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Special 48 – $203.00
Hering Special 48The Hering Special 48 is a 12-hole harp with a great tone. Compared to other harmonicas in the same price range, the Hering Special 48 is quite a performer. This is an excellent harmonica for blues players. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Velvet Voice – $203.00
Hering Velvet VoiceThe Hering Velvet Voice is the perfect harmonica for anyone that wants to play “velvety,” mellow tunes. The Hering Velvet Voice has 12 holes and 48 reeds, allowing it to cover three octaves. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Discovery 48 – $211.00
Hohner Discovery 48The Hohner Discovery 48 has a great tone, but it doesn’t have the best volume of other comparable models. It’s one of the top choices for people who prefer their chromatic harps to have plastic mouthpieces. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Signature Stan Harper – $215.00
Hering Signature Stan HarperThe Hering Signature Stan Harper features 56 reeds and 14 holes. The thing that makes it special is that you can play classical music on it easily, since it starts with a “G” note. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Pure Harp – $215.00
Suzuki Pure HarpThe Suzuki Pure Harp is quite an unusual harmonica. Although it is a 10-hole diatonic, which is often the harmonica of choice for beginners, this one is designed for professionals and purists. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Super Chromonica Deluxe – $220.00
Hohner Super Chromonica DeluxeThe Hohner Super Chromonica Deluxe is a new and improved version of the Super Chromonica 48/270 with a slightly higher price tag. It has better comb construction than the 48/270, but the biggest thing that draws many musicians to it is that it has a screw assembly, unlike the 48/270. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Sub30 Ultrabend – $220.00
Suzuki Sub30The Suzuki Sub30 Ultrabend is an interesting mouth harp because it is a diatonic, but it can be used to play chromatic notes. As the name suggests, the Ultrabend is designed to allow you to bend notes easily. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel Fanfare – $240.00
Seydel FanfareThe Seydel Fanfare is one of the most unique harmonicas on the market because it is a tremolo harp with stainless steel reeds. The tone is especially good for playing Cajun or folk music. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Vineta – $245.00
Hohner VinetaThe Hohner Vineta is an orchestra chord harmonica with 48 holes an 48 reeds. It has separate bass chambers. So, if you are an accomplished harp player, you can use it to play both bass and chord notes at once. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner CX-12 – $273.00
Hohner CX-12The Hohner CX-12 is a great harmonica for a slightly more advanced player. It’s available in 10 different keys. The only major drawback of the CX-12 is the slide, which can be a bit loud and distracting. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner 270 Deluxe – $275.00
Hohner 270 DeluxeThe Hohner 270 Super Chromonica was released more than 70 years ago. The Hohner 270 Deluxe is the latest and greatest version of that classic harmonica. If you want an instrument with attitude, this is it. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Chromatica – $275.00
Hohner ChromaticaThe Hohner Chromatica is also known as the 270 Super. Hohner has been making them for years, and with good reason. They are one of the most popular Hohner models, and they are within a reasonable price range for medium-level harp players. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Chromonica – $311.00
Hohner ChromonicaThe Hohner Chromonica 64 is an unusual harmonic because it has the capability to play an octave under middle C. Beyond that, it has a much better sound quality than many other harps out there, including the CX-12. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Toots Mellow Tone – $320.00
Hohner Toots Mellow ToneThe Hohner Toots Mellow Tone is part of the collection dedicated to Jean “Toots” Thielemans, which also includes the Toots Hard Bopper. As the name suggests, it has a much more mellow tone than the Hard Bopper. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Chromatix – $345.00
Suzuki ChromatixThe Suzuki Chromatix series includes chromatic harmonicas that have 12, 14, and 16 holes. Each one is constructed in a similar way, with ergonomic mouthpieces and plastic combs. Experts construct each Suzuki Chromatix by hand. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Super 64 – $375.00
Hohner Super 64The Hohner Super 64 is an instrument for a true professional. Like the Hohner 64, it’s a chromatic, but this is like the upgraded and improved version. It has a full 16 holes, allowing it to cover 4 complete octaves. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Opus – $390.00
Hering OpusThe Hering Opus is one of the best Hering chromatic harmonicas. It is custom tuned by musicians to ensure that the tone is clear and crisp. Its unique configuration and high quality make it well worth the investment. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Toots Hard Bopper – $392.00
Hohner Toots Hard BopperThe Hohner Toots Hard Bopper is a tribute to Jean “Toots” Thielemans, a famous jazz harmonica player known for playing chromatic harmonicas. The Toots Hard Bopper produces an aggressive sound that is perfect for playing Jazz tunes like Toots for playing the blues. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner 64 Chromonica – $400.00
Hohner 64 ChromonicaThe Hohner 64 Chromonica, as the name suggests, is a chromatic mouth harp. However, it’s not just any chromatic. It has some real elegance and style. Click here to see the full review.

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Seydel Saxony – $447.00
Seydel SaxonyThe Seydel Saxony Chromatic features stainless steel reeds, which give it a great response and a very full tone. If you are looking to spend a little extra money for a top-of-the-line mouth harp, you should definitely add this to your collection. Click here to see the full review.

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Hering Membi – $455.00
Hering MembiThe most current Hering Membi is a 12-hole harmonica. The name “Membi” means “flute” in Tupi, and that is an appropriate name for this sweet little mouth harp. The sound it makes is light and airy, almost like a flute. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Golden Melody – $470.00
Hohner Golden MelodyThe Hohner Golden Melody is unique among the Hohner harmonicas because it is their only diatonic model that uses a tuning method called equal tempering. That type of tuning makes playing melodies much easier. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner CX-12 Jazz – $491.00
Hohner CX-12 JazzThe Hohner CX-12 Jazz is the latest incarnation of Hohner’s tried and true CX-12 harmonica. The biggest difference is that the Jazz has been specifically designed to have an ergonomic mouthpiece that conforms right to your lips. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Chord 56 – $700.00
Suzuki Chord 56The Suzuki CHORD 56 is not a harmonica for a casual player. It costs several hundred dollars, but that’s because it is a high-quality instrument. It is a 14-hole chromatic with phosphor bronze reeds, and a silver mouthpiece. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Soprano Single – $800.00
Suzuki SopranoThe Suzuki Soprano Single features both a chromatic and a diatonic scale. Although it’s quite expensive for a harmonica, it will be worth every penny to a true musician, since it is a top-quality professional instrument. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Orchestral Ensemble – $950.00
Suzuki Orchestral EnsembleThe Suzuki Orchestral Ensemble chord harmonica comes in both 96-hole and 192-hole versions. Each one has double reeds and produces a beautiful sound. They are definitely must-have harmonicas for professional musicians that plan to dedicate their time to concert play. Click here to see the full review.

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Suzuki Sirius – $970.00
Suzuki SiriusThe Suzuki Sirius series features 12-hole, 14-hole, and 16-hole chromatic harmonicas. The tone that each one produces is rich and full. If you are a professional musician, these are great mouth harps to have with you at your performances. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Amadeus – $1,890.00
Suzuki SiriusThe Hohner Amadeus is what you might call the luxury liner of the Hohner line. It has a hefty price tag, but a true professional player will recognize that it is definitely worth the extra cost. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Bass – $2,190.00
Hohner BassThe Hohner Bass is a very unusual harmonica. It has 39 holes and 78 blow reeds. It is 11” long and offers an extended range that is perfect for playing classical music. It is the perfect accompanying instrument to add to the rhythm of an orchestra or classical band. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Chord – $3,300.00
Hohner ChordThe Hohner Chord is the ultimate harmonica for any serious musician. It is capable of playing 48 different chords, which makes it perfect for orchestral performances and concert play. Click here to see the full review.

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Hohner Silver Concerto – $10,100.00
Hohner Silver ConcertoThe Hohner Silver Concerto is the top harmonica of the Hohner line, at least for classical musicians. Although this is a fabulous harmonica, it is quite expensive, mostly due to the silver used to create the body of the harp. Click here to see the full review.

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  • Harvey Alley

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    Wow! I never realized there were that many harmonicas – both old and new. Thanks for the review

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