Hohner Golden Melody Harmonica, Key of C
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From JP Allen:
The Hohner Golden Melody is an awesome instrument for pros, but if you're a beginner who is just learning the harmonica, here are two other recommendations:
1. Higher Dollar (professional): My #1 pick is the Hohner Special 20.
2. Economy: If your a beginner who would rather get a more economical harmonica to "test the waters" (i.e. make sure you serious about sticking with harmonica before you invest), the Hohner Blues Band will get you off to a great start.
Don't get me wrong, the Hohner Golden Melody is a phenomenal professional instrument, and though it’s a very good instrument for beginners, I have not found it to be the best.
From the Manufacturer:
Smooth, rounded corners fit nicely into the palm of your hand as you play this harmonica, the favorite of great harpists such as Pierre Lacocque (Mississippi Heat) and Carlos Del Junco. This unique design coupled with an air tight, dark red, plastic body sets this 10-hole instrument apart. The Golden Melody has equal temperament tuning for melody playing, which makes it a natural for Country Music, but it can still bring down the house on blues and rock numbers. All major keys available.
Hohner's diatonic harmonicas set the industry standard through their high quality construction, excellent response and unsurpassed tone. Often called "Blues Harps", they have been a fixture as melody and accompaniment instruments in blues, rock, country, and folk bands, as well as many other styles of music and musical ensembles. Richter tuning and undivided air channels allow for bending and overblowing the reeds, creating the signature wailing sound typical of the harmonica.
This is the essence of the Classic line -- traditional values and cutting edge technology. Extremely precise tools minimize air loss and ensure a quicker response and bigger volume. As always, each Classic harmonica is exclusively handmade.
Attractive 1950s look, with full length covers, closed at the sides. The Golden Melody is the only Hohner diatonic harp featuring equal tempered tuning which makes it especially suitable for melody playing.
Reedplates: Brass; 0.9 mm
Comb: Plastic; red
Length in cm: approx. 10.0
Returns Note: Due to U.S.A. Health Code Regulations I am not permitted to accept returns on harmonicas. If your harmonica is faulty, I will give you a direct contact to the manufacturer and make sure they take care of you. (As a player, I have not received a single faulty harmonica in 20 years... so it's extremely unlikely you will either!)