- Wind tunnel design instead of wind savers
- Takes extra breath to play notes
- Made in China with parts that tend to break easily, but can be replaced
The Hohner Educator 10, sometimes called the Hohnica Educator, 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. Wind savers tend to stick or stop working when the harmonica is over-worked. So, beginners who haven't perfected their technique yet will like the Hohner Educator 10 because it doesn't have that problem. On the other hand, the wind tunnel system means that it takes more breath to play a note. So, scales can be difficult to play on this model.