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Seydel is the world's oldest harmonica manufacturer still in operation. While not as widely recognized as their compatriots Hohner, especially among non-players, Seydel's historical significance and global reach cannot be overlooked. Established in Saxony in 1847, they experienced remarkable growth during the 19th and early 20th centuries. However, due to their location behind the Iron Curtain, they faded from public consciousness as they merged with the state-owned harmonica manufacturer of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Unfortunately, this occurred at the height of popular music when icons like Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles were popularizing the harmonica, captivating a new generation of players.

Seydel 1847 Classic - Wilde Rock Tuning
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Seydel 1847 Classic - Wilde Rock Tuning

£84.99

4 Keys available

Will Wilde Rock Harmonica Tuning SEYDEL Endorser Will Wilde is the inventor of this Special Tuning which is very well suited for "tougher" musical styles like Hardrock or Blues-Rock. Read here how this tuning was invented and why Will uses it regularely since a few years in his shows: "I designed the Wilde tuning specifically for playing hard rock and blues-rock on the harmonica. As much as I love the standard Richter tuning, I have always found it frustrating when it comes to playing “rock guitar” style licks, particularly in the upper octave.  The Wilde tuning addresses all of the problems I had with Richter, whilst still retaining the bluesy feel of classic second position harmonica that we all know and love. Whereas Richter tuning was primarily designed for playing major chords and the major scale in first position, Wilde tuning is specifically designed for playing second position minor pentatonic and blues scale licks, throughout all three octaves. I have always preferred the sound of draw notes and draw bends to blow notes and blow bends, as you can get more expression and a better tone & vibrato from them.  So, on the Wilde tuning ALL of the draw notes bend (from holes one to ten) and your root note lands on a draw in all three octaves. I think that the Wilde tuning is the configuration that every aspiring rock harp player has been waiting for."... Read more
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Seydel 1847 Classic Harmonica
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Seydel 1847 Classic Harmonica

£59.99

31 Keys available

The Seydel 1847 classic harmonica was the first mass-produced Richter diatonic harmonica with stainless steel reeds. The 1847 classic is the result of Seydel's 160-year of experience in manufacturing high-quality harmonicas. This Seydel blues harp fits all the traditional demands as well as being impressively innovative. This model is the Standard Richter tuning, however if you wish to get the Paddy Richter tuning, then please contact us Full and loud, overtone-rich sound and extremely fast tone-response due to stainless steel reeds Extremely durable and even with heavy duty playing - stainless steel reeds and stainless steel rivets Less air-loss due to fine-cut reed plates - optimised flatness and extremely small tolerances between reed and reed plate  Beard and lip friendly - cover plates with rounded edges without any cuts at the mouthpiece and ergonomic built hole openings and rounded dividers The overtone-rich sound can spread out undampened - covers made of extra strong stainless steel sheet (0.4mm), opened wide at the back and crimped and therefore a good stability and rounded edges moisture proof, swelling free maple comb, sealed with multiple layers of food safe finish Tuning: Standard Richter - other tunings available on request, including Paddy Richter, Wilde Rock and EDharmonica. Keys: G to F# plus low tunings About Seydel Seydel is the world's oldest extant harmonica manufacturer and has been producing harmonicas in Saxony, Germany, since the middle of the 19th century. Its speciality is stainless steel reeds, which offer exceptional durability and clarity of tone. Seydel still manufactures all of its harmonicas in Germany and its products span the whole range of harmonica types, from octave and tremolo harps, through to 10 hole diatonics and larger chromatics.... Read more
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Seydel 1847 Noble - Paddy Richter Tuning
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Seydel 1847 Noble - Paddy Richter Tuning

£95.99

4 Keys available

The Paddy Richter is altered from the Richter tuning by raising hole 3 blow for two semi-tones which is very useful especially for playing fast in Irish and Celtic music (1st pos: the 6th note of the major scale is playable without bending, 2nd pos.: the 2nd major scale not is available in the lower register without bending).... Read more
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Seydel 1847 Noble Harmonica
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Seydel 1847 Noble Harmonica

£79.49

31 Keys available

The Seydel 1847 Noble is the jewel of the 1847 blues harps collection. An instrument built without compromise; made from only the best materials available and with over 160 years of Seydel's harmonica making experience. This is the Standard Richter tuned harmonica, if you wish to get the 1847 Noble in Paddy Richter, or if we do not have the key you need, then please contact us. The Seydel 1847 Noble is part of the blues range and comes with stainless steel reeds. The Seydel 1847 Noble shares its basic architecture with the slightly less expensive 1847 Classic and Silver models. The main differences are the anodised alloy comb and the satin cover plates. The former provides the Noble with a bright tone and responsive feel, along with excellent durability and swell resistance, whilst the latter gives an understated classy look that differentiates this harp from its cheaper siblings. Like the 1847 Classic, the Noble is available in a full range of low, standard and high tunings, with different combs and cover plates used for the different tonal ranges. New cover plates; matted stainless steel covers with side-vents (openings on both sides), optimised sound projection and distribution of airflow if playing fully cupped New comb accurately milled from aluminium, anodised in black and with the Seydel logo laser-engraved on the back - superb air-tightness and improved handling due to the greater weight of the instrument New tactile oval key stickers- hard wearing and removes the danger of holding the instrument the wrong way round, even in the dark Approved corrosion-free fine-cut reed plates made of German Silver fixed with stainless steel screws - extremely close tolerances between slot and reed for best possible tone control for the player Precisely factory adjusted, pitch-stable and durable reeds and rivets both made of Stainless Steel - optimal tone response and a full sound Tuning: Standard Richter. (Paddy Richter also available on request) ... Read more
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Seydel 1847 Silver Harmonica
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Seydel 1847 Silver Harmonica

£62.99

18 Keys available

The Seydel 1847 Silver harmonica is a corrosion-free Richter-diatonic harmonica with stainless steel reeds. Additional to the Standard Richter tuning model here, the 1847 Silver also comes in Paddy Richter or half-valved. The Seydel 1847 Silver harp has an impressive appearance and contains new technical features. The cover plates and reed plate screws are made of Stainless Steel Reed plates made of non-corrosive German Silver Solid plastic comb Tuning: Standard Richter (if you wish to order the Paddy Richter or half-valved please contact us) It also still has some of the well known features from the Seydel 1847 Classic: Reduced air loss due to fine cut reed plates - optimised flatness and extremely small tolerances between reed and reed plate beard and lip friendly cover plates with rounded edges without any cuts at the mouthpiece the overtone-rich sound can spread out unhindered - covers opened wide at the back and crimped and therefore a good stability and rounded edges ... Read more
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Seydel 1847 Silver/Classic/Noble Reed Plates
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Seydel 1847 Silver/Classic/Noble Reed Plates

£31.99

31 Keys available

Seydel 1847 Silver/Classic/Noble Reed Plates for direct fitment to Seydel harmonicas. A set of replacement reed plates, which will fit 1847 CLASSIC, SILVER (not SILVER+), NOBLE, Favorite and Solist Pro models. These reed plates are standard Richter-tuned models. We are also able to supply them in alternative tunings, such as  PowerDraw and Paddy Richter, and completely custom tunings - please contact us for more information. The reed offset is pre-adjusted; some reeds may require a fine-adjustment (>Setting-up the reed offset).... Read more
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Seydel Club Steel Octave Harmonica
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Seydel Club Steel Octave Harmonica

£73.99

4 Keys available

The Seydel CLUB STEEL Octave harmonica is the first octave harmonica with stainless steel reeds. High-grade Octave harmonica in traditionally ergonomically curved shape and a specially rich octave sound due to 40 stainless steel reeds. The Seydel CLUB STEEL harmonica is especially made for playing melodies with or without tongue block in Folk music styles. If you play a single note on this model two reeds that are tuned in an octave apart sound together at once. That is why the Seydel CLUB STEEL harmonica sounds very full and warm and powerful at the same moment. The Seydel CLUB STEEL harmonica is made in Germany with high-quality materials and is therefore 100% corrosion free! Primary features: rounded coverplates made of stainless steel curved double row comb made of durable ABS-plastic, which are very lip-friendly reedplates made of German Silver (screwed) reeds and rivets as well as all of the screws used to assemble the Octave Steel are made of stainless steel measures: 14,5 x 4,4 x 2,3 cm weight: 115g The Seydel CLUB STEEL octave harmonica is the ideal companion for your every day use or for any hiking tour. Long durability and high tuning stability guaranteed. The Seydel CLUB STEEL comes with a practical and well protecting beltbag (available in the keys of Bb, C, D, and HG).... Read more
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Seydel Concerto Steel Octave Harmonica
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Seydel Concerto Steel Octave Harmonica

£89.99

9 Keys available

Seydel Concerto Steel Octave Harmonica - Seydel's best Richter-tuned Octave Harmonica with 40 stainless steel reeds for folky music and melodies of any kind. The CONCERTO STEEL is a high grade octave-tuned double-reed diatonic. The notes are aranged exactly like on a 10-hole diatonic (Richter tuning). The compact design and the typical full sonoric octave sound makes the CONCERTO STEEL the ideal musical companion for events of all kinds - the ideal pocket orchestra for assertive melody  and full chord playing. The CONCERTO STEEL has a divided comb made of maintenance-free plastic and profits from the approved stainless steel reeds well known for durability and tuning stability. Tuning stability is especially important for octave-tuned harmonicas where two reeds in one channel are either tuned exactly an octave apart. When drawing or blowing, the two reeds oscillate simultaneously, giving a full organ-like sound. Built-in windsavers (half-valving) minimize air loss, improve tone control and increase the overall volume while the playing pressure remains moderate. Stainless steel reeds ensure that the Concerto Steel outlasts conventional octave harmonicas with brass reeds, and provide a clear and bright tone. The CONCERTO STEEL comes in ten different keys and is the flagship of the SEYDEL STEEL OCTAVE series. About Seydel Seydel is the world's oldest extant harmonica manufacturer, and has been producing harmonicas and accessories in Saxony since the middle of the 19th Century. All of Seydel's harmonicas are produced in Germany, and most feature its signature stainless steel reeds, which provide unsurpassed durability and longevity. Many of our customers have found that Seydel harmonicas outlast equivalent harps with brass reeds by a factor of two or three. This represents a significant saving on replacement reed plates in the long term, and more than justifies the small additional expenditure over a harp with brass reeds. Seydel makes a wide range of harmonicas, from 10 hole diatonics through to 16 hole chromatics. ... Read more
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Seydel De Luxe Chromatic Harmonica
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Seydel De Luxe Chromatic Harmonica

£159.99

3 Keys available

The Seydel De Luxe Chromatic is the entry point to Seydel's chromatic harmonicas and is one of the least expensive German-made chromatics on the market. The basic design of the De Luxe Chromatic is the same as the De Luxe Steel Chromatic, and the reed plates are interchangeable. The main difference is in the reed material; the De Luxe Steel uses stainless steel, which is a feature of many of Seydel's more expensive harmonicas, whilst the standard De Luxe model uses traditional brass reeds. Stainless steel produces a brighter tone and has greater longevity than brass, but many players prefer the feel and sound of brass, and its use in the De Luxe does result in a considerably less expensive harmonica than its big brother. Build quality is as you would expect from the world's oldest harmonica company, and playability and tone are both first rate. An excellent choice of both a first chromatic or a workhorse harmonica for the experienced player. Number of Holes: 12 48 notes Comb: Brown-tinted Acrylic Tuning: Solo-Tuning Available Keys: C, G & Low C Mouthpiece Hole Shape: Square Cover plates: Stainless Steel Reed Plates: 1.00mm, Brass Comes in a hard shell case with Seydel cleaning cloth We also offer the Seydel De Luxe Steel Chromatic here... Read more
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Seydel Fanfare S Tremolo Harmonica
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Seydel Fanfare S Tremolo Harmonica

£156.99

4 Keys available

Seydel Fanfare-S Tremolo Harmonica The Seydel Fanfare-S Tremolo Harmonica – the first Tremolo harmonica with stainless steel reeds - unprecedented musical presence whilst minimizing air-loss. Precision made acrylic comb – very airtight and durable. Stainless steel covers – no possibility of corrosion. Mouthpiece with round holes made of stainless steel - for lip-friendly playing. 48 stainless steel reeds tuned according to the Solo-tuning with three full octaves – loud and overtone-rich sound with an unbeatable easy response. built-in valves are optimized for the Tremolo sound – minimized air-loss at the same time as loud tone and a faster development of the desired beating. The Fanfare-S – ambitious players of many traditional musical styles (Shanty, Alpenländische Volksmusik, Irish Folk, Cajun, etc.) will not want to miss out on this fantastic instrument. Many of the outstanding features of the Fanfare-S derive from our top chromatic model, the SAXONY ! About Seydel Seydel is the world's oldest extant harmonica manufacturer, and has been producing harmonicas in Saxony, Germany for over 150 years. They are, perhaps, less well known than their competitors and compatriots, Hohner, primarily as a consequence of their having had the misfortune to be located behind the Iron Curtain following the division of Europe after World War 2. In the 1990s the company was returned to its original owners after a period of East German state control, and since then Seydel has built its reputation on high quality German-made harmonicas, predominantly featuring stainless steel reeds.... Read more
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Seydel Favorite Harmonica
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Seydel Favorite Harmonica

£46.99

18 Keys available

The Seydel Favorite can hold its own with other top end harmonicas. It has a translucent anodised aluminium comb and stainless steel covers. Part of the Seydel Blues Series. The Favorite shares some of the features of Seydel's other diatonic harmonicas: the alloy comb material of the 1847 Noble, the brass reeds of the Session and the cover plates and general design of the Session Steel. This provides it with a deep but bright sound, reminiscent of the Noble, but with the slightly more traditional tone of brass reeds. As the Favorite shares the basic design of the Session Steel, the reed plates can be changed at a later date to ones with stainless steel reeds, should this be desired. Holes: 10 Reeds: 20 Exclusive metal body Brass reeds German silver reed plates Ergonomically shaped covers – stainless steel Includes the famous Seydel leather pouch Hand Made in Klingenthal, Germany About Seydel Seydel is the world's oldest extant manufacturer of harmonicas and still produces all of its harps in Germany. Its speciality is stainless steel reeds, which combined with German silver reed plates provide a distinctive tone and offer exceptional durability and longevity. Seydel is also unique amongst the main manufacturers in its ability to offer custom tunings for a small premium. Please contact us if you wish to order a custom tuned Seydel harp.... Read more
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Seydel Gigbag for 6 Blues Harmonicas
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Seydel Gigbag for 6 Blues Harmonicas

£15.99
The Seydel Gigbag for 6 blues harmonicas is the perfect gig bag for 6 blues harmonicas. Suited primarily for 10-hole diatonic blues harmonicas, and is ideal for taking your harmonicas with you to perform. Suited for the ten-hole diatonic blues harmonicas (fits for 6 instruments) Made from sturdy synthetic cloth Instruments in upright position, access from the top An individual strap holds each harmonica in place Comes with a practical belt clip at the backside Dimensions: ca. 9 x 8 x 11 cm (not possible to pack it more compact!) ... Read more
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Seydel Mini Harmonica
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Seydel Mini Harmonica

£8.99
The Seydel Mini Harmonica is ideal as a gift, and quite a novelty item to take to a festival or whip out at a party. Show your friends your blues skills on the Seydel Mini. Key: C 4 holes 8 Notes in C ... Read more
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Seydel Orchestra S Harmonica
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Seydel Orchestra S Harmonica

£44.99

5 Keys available

The Seydel Orchestra S Harmonica is a 10 hole, solo-tuned diatonic Harmonica with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds (orchestra-tuning), ergonomic covers and carmine red plastic comb. As with the chromatic harmonica, all notes from the major scale are available throughout a two-and-a-half octave range. The Seydel Orchestra S Harmonica offers even more! Typically, the root note is found in hole 1-blow. The Seydel Orchestra S Harmonica places the root note at hole 3-blow, and half of the lower octave is added to holes 1 and 2. Since many players miss some of the notes on the standard Richter-tuned diatonic harmonica in the lower register the ORCHESTRA S allows them to hit the missing notes without having to apply a bending technique. The root note of the diatonic major scale is marked on the coverplate - it starts in 3 blow. This makes the ORCHESTRA S an ideal soloing instrument; the ten-hole design makes the Orchestra-S compact enough to take your melodies anywhere! The note layout is basically the same as that of a chromatic harmonica, making the ORCHESTRA S a great starting harmonica for learning to play a chromatic. The compact size combined with SEYDEL's durability makes the ORCHESTRA S a good choice for musical education in schools. The ORCHESTRA S opens new possibilities to blues harmonica players by making it easy to play minor pieces (3rd position) with a sound similar to solos played on a chromatic, thanks to the solo-tuning. They will also appreciate the extended major scale in the lower register. The root note of the dominant chord is available in the hole 1-draw, making it similar to playing in 2nd position on a standard Richter-tuned harmonica. Seasoned blues players will find all the notes of the blues scale through natural notes and bent notes, bringing soul and color to their blues improvisation. The Orchestra S is based on the successful Session Steel model, and features the same recessed reed plates, ABS comb and stainless steel reeds, so you can expect great playability and durability at a fantastic price! Solo-tuning in a ten-hole, compact harmonica Expanded tonal range in the lower register (Orchestra tuning) Stainless-steel reeds, coverplates, and screws combined for unparalleled durability (outlasting brass-reed models by up to five-times) Anti-corrosive, German-silver reedplates Lip-friendly, translucent carmine red plastic comb (ABS) with recessed reedplates Protective, full-grain leather pouch included ... Read more
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Seydel Sailor Steel Tremolo Harmonica
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Seydel Sailor Steel Tremolo Harmonica

£78.99

5 Keys available

The Seydel Sailor Steel Tremolo is the first traditionally-shaped tremolo harmonica with stainless steel reeds. The Seydel Sailor Steel Tremolo is a traditionally built diatonic tremolo-harmonica adn has a divided plastic comb: four holes in a square correspond to one draw and one blow note. If a single note is played two reeds that are tuned slightly sharp and flat from one another start to operate together. As a result the floating tremolo sound is produced that has grown into a typical stylistic element of many different kinds of folk music on the harmonica. The Seydel Sailor Steel Tremolo harmonica is well suited for playing melodies or chord accompaniment. If played with the "tongue blocking" technique both can be done simultaneously and then the full and rich sound of the Seydel Sailor Steel is reminiscent of a big styrian accordion. The unique stainless steel reeds provide a bright, lively tone, and will significantly outlast traditional brass reeds. 24 double-holes 48 Stainless Steel reeds (and rivets) with a very good pitch stability and a loud with full sound Body: divided, plastic black - non-corrosive and swelling-free Stable covers made of Stainless Steel Airtight reed plates made of German Silver (1.0mm) with very good flatness Weight: 134g (4.73oz ) Dimensions: 182 x 30 x 24mm (7.16 x 1.18 x 0.94inches)   The Seydel Sailor Steel Tremolo  – ambitious players of many traditional musical styles (Shanty, Alpenländische Volksmusik, Irish Folk, Classical, etc.) will not want to miss out on this fantastic instrument.... Read more
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Seydel Saxony Chromatic Harmonica
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Seydel Saxony Chromatic Harmonica

£265.99

8 Keys available

The Seydel Saxony Chromatic Harmonica was the first mass-produced chromatic harmonica with stainless steel reeds. The Seydel Saxony Chromatic is a professional chromatic harmonica with unique playing features. The instrument benefits from the stainless steel reeds well known from the Seydel 1847 Blues harmonicas and the timeless precision manufacturing of the Renaissance chromatic harmonica. This is tuned to "solo-tuning", for Orchestra tuning, please contact us. Full, loud sound and fast tone response due to the stainless steel reeds: durable and stable in pitch even with heavy duty playing. Reliable valving - (windsaver material) Less air loss due to optimised reed plates made of German Silver - optimised flatness and extremely small tolerances between reeds and reed plate slots New mouthpiece with round openings Improved slider package design – optimised for air-tightness and comfortable action New matt cover plate surface – comfortable on the lips and glides easily during playing Cover plates opened wide at the back and crimped to allow the overtone-rich sound to spread out unhindered High precision manufactured aluminium comb – optimised for ideal tone-response, with design coating in metallic look Tuning: Solo-tuning ... Read more
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Seydel Session Antique Harmonica
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Seydel Session Antique Harmonica

£29.99

7 Keys available

Seydel Session Antique The Seydel Session Antique is a diatonic harp with plastic comb and antique-coated stainless steel covers and brass reeds. It is a smoothly shaped harmonica that is a great and ideal choice for beginners. In terms of tone and playability, it is identical to the standard Seydel Blues Session Standard harmonica; the sole difference is the cover plate colour, which on the Antique model has a bronze coloured 'antique' finish. Both the Session Standard and the Session Antique share the same construction as the more expensive Session Steel, with recessed reed plates and a modern cover plate design that extends smoothly to the ends of the harmonica. As a consequence, the Session Steel reed plates will fit the Session Standard and Antique harps, which means that you are able to upgrade to the brighter and longer lasting stainless steel reed plates when the original ones have reached the end of their lifespan Rounded Plastic body with recessed reed plates Brass reed plates, 1.0 mm thick, screwed 10 Holes The Seydel Session Standard edition comes in Chrome Handmade in Klingenthal, Germany Seydel has been manufacturing harmonicas in Germany since the middle of the 19th century, and is the world's oldest harmonica manufacturer. Its speciality is its durable stainless steel reeds, which significantly outlast traditional brass reeds and provide a distinctive bright sound.... Read more
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Seydel Session Standard Harmonica
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Seydel Session Standard Harmonica

£28.99

18 Keys available

The Seydel Session Standard Harmonica is a diatonic harp with a plastic comb and stainless steel covers. A fantastic blues harp that is ideal for beginners. Learn to play on this wonderful Seydel Session Standard Harmonica, that comes in the majority of keys. The Session Standard shares the same construction as the more expensive Session Steel model; the only difference is that the Standard comes with brass, rather than stainless steel, reeds. The reed plates from the Session Steel are interchangeable with the Session Standard, so it's possible to upgrade to these in the future, should you wish to. All Seydel harmonicas are manufactured in Germany, so the Session Standard represents one of the of the most cost-effective entry points to a quality German made diatonic. Some players prefer the sound of the traditional brass reeds used in this harmonica and a small number of other Seydels, such as the Favorite, to the stainless steel reeds used in the majority of the company's harps. Like the Session Steel, the Session Standard features recessed reed plates, which means that the player's mouth doesn't come into contact with the reed plates, aiding rapid runs up and down the harmonica. The ABS comb is durable and swell resistant. A great harp for any player, but an especially good choice for those who want a quality instrument without breaking the bank! About Seydel Seydel is the world's oldest extant manufacturer of harmonicas, having been producing the instruments in Germany since the 1940s. Following World War 2, the factory was, unfortunately, located within the newly formed GDR, and the company was absorbed into the state run manufacturer of musical instruments - VEB Klingenthal Harmonica Works. After the end of the Cold War, Seydel was returned to the descendants of its owners, then was sold to the current owners around a decade later. They are now known for their high quality, durability, and, in many models, their signature stainless steel reeds.... Read more
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Seydel Session Steel - Country Tuning Country Tuning
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Seydel Session Steel - Country Tuning Country Tuning

£54.99

6 Keys available

The Seydel Session Steel Country Tuning harmonica is the upgrade to Seydel's successful Session model, and it comes presented with a bold new look and superior technical reliability, excellent playability and a fantastic sound. This is a blues harmonica with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds, ergonomic covers and plastic comb. Like all Session Steels, the Country tuned model features: Ergonomic cover plates made of stainless steel, completely rounded at the mouthpiece ABS comb with recessed German Silver reed plates Rivets and screws made of stainless steel Lips and beard-friendly design Minimal air consumption achieved by fine-cut reed plates, optimised flatness and extremely small tolerances between reed and reed plate Stainless steel reeds provide the best clear and full sound and response of the 1847 models Up to 5 times longer playing life compared to models with brass reeds Comes with a genuine leather pouch Tuning: Country ... Read more
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Seydel Session Steel - PowerDraw Tuning
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Seydel Session Steel - PowerDraw Tuning

£62.99

6 Keys available

The Seydel Session Steel harmonica is the upgrade to Seydel's successful Session model, and it comes presented with a bold new look and superior technical reliability, excellent playability and a fantastic sound. This is a blues harmonica with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds, ergonomic covers and plastic comb. This is the Powerdraw tuned Session Steel, however you can also get it in Paddy Richter, PowerBender, Melodic Maker, Circular/Melody King, Country, Natural Minor and Harmonic Minor. If you would like any of the other tunings please contact us. We also offer custom tuning such as equal temperament on special order. PowerDraw tuning is easy to learn because: The bulk of the harp (holes 1-6) stays exactly the same, so there is no need to re-learn anything in that meat and potatoes range you’re so accustomed to. The breathing pattern of holes 1-6 (blow reed low, draw reed high in each hole)is retained all the way up to hole 10 on the PowerDraw. This gives the top octave an instant feeling of familiarity to anyone who tries it, because the techniques and riffs that work so well lower down work up there too . Simplified Technique: There are no blow bends and no overdraws needed in the PowerDraw tuning. Two of the most important ‘blue’ notes in 2nd position (the flat third, which was overblow 6) and the flat fifth (overdraw 7) are now simple draw bends on holes 7 and 8. Every draw note bends from hole 6-10, soulful and easy! In un-valved setup every hole overblows, and the upper octave overblows are much easier than the overdraws necessary in Richter tuning. PowerDraw works well with the chordal octave-playing approach of tongue blockers. The notes in the top octave are similar to Richter, but the intervals are different. Because the chord splits sound nice and in-key, it is easy to adapt to. The PowerDraw works great in other positions too, especially Third (nice useful bends in the top octave), Fifth (good expression in the top end), Second Position Minor (no need to overblow to get the flat 3rd ), Eleventh and Twelfth (great expression in the top octave). If you feel familiar with playing in holes 1-6 on Richter diatonic already (or you play our BIG SIX model), the PowerDraw is a good choice for you! Ergonomic cover plates made of stainless steel, completely rounded at the mouthpiece ABS comb with recessed German Silver reed plates Rivets and screws made of stainless steel Lips and beard-friendly design Minimal air consumption achieved by fine-cut reed plates, optimised flatness and extremely small tolerances between reed and reed plate Stainless steel reeds provide the best clear and full sound and response of the 1847 models Up to 5 times longer playing life compared to models with brass reeds Comes with a genuine leather pouch Tuning: PowerDraw ... Read more
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Seydel Session Steel - Wilde Rock Tuning
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Seydel Session Steel - Wilde Rock Tuning

£60.99

7 Keys available

Seydel Session Steel - Wilde Rock Tuning - SEYDEL Endorser Will Wilde is the inventor of this Special Tuning which is very well suited for "tougher" musical styles like Hardrock or Blues-Rock. Read here how this tuning was invented and why Will uses it regularly since a few years in his shows: "I designed the Wilde tuning specifically for playing hard rock and blues-rock on the harmonica. As much as I love the standard Richter tuning, I have always found it frustrating when it comes to playing “rock guitar” style licks, particularly in the upper octave.  The Wilde tuning addresses all of the problems I had with Richter, whilst still retaining the bluesy feel of classic second position harmonica that we all know and love. Whereas Richter tuning was primarily designed for playing major chords and the major scale in first position, Wilde tuning is specifically designed for playing second position minor pentatonic and blues scale licks, throughout all three octaves. I have always preferred the sound of draw notes and draw bends to blow notes and blow bends, as you can get more expression and a better tone & vibrato from them.  So, on the Wilde tuning ALL of the draw notes bend (from holes one to ten) and your root note lands on a draw in all three octaves. The SESSION STEEL is the upgrade to our successful SESSION model is presented with a bold new look and superior technical reliability, excellent playability and a fantastic sound. Details about Wilde Rock special tuning: Holes one to five are exactly the same as standard tuning.   Holes six, seven and eight are the same as holes two, three and four (just an octave higher).   Hole nine is the same as hole two (two octaves higher) and the reeds in hole ten have been switched around (so that the ten blow bend is now a draw bend).  This makes fast minor pentatonic/blues scale runs much easier and means you no longer need to overblow/overdraw to get the flat third and flat five in the upper octave as they are now available as simple draw bends.... Read more
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Seydel Session Steel Harmonic Minor
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Seydel Session Steel Harmonic Minor

£50.99

11 Keys available

The Seydel Session Steel harmonic minor tuning harmonica is the upgrade to Seydel's successful Session model, and it comes presented with a bold new look and superior technical reliability, excellent playability and a fantastic sound. This is a blues harmonica with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds, ergonomic covers and plastic comb. Seydel's stainless steel reeds provide a bright and powerful sound, and also allow easy bending of notes. Their main advantage, though, is durability - some players have found that the lifespan of these reeds can be up to 5 times that of harps with traditional brass reeds. This is particularly relevant if you're a powerful player who likes to perform frequent overblows. As with all Seydels, air tightness is high, and the cover plate design ensures that the Seydel Session Steel Harmonic Minor harmonica is friendly to both lips and beards (not something you can say about all harmonicas!). Build quality is also exceptionally high - a legacy both of Seydel's long history and its investment in new technology in the last decade or so. This is the harmonic minor tuned Session Steel, however you can also get it in Paddy Richter, PowerDraw, PowerBender, Melodic Maker, Circular/Melody King, Country and Natural Minor. If you would like any of the other tunings please contact us. We also offer custom tuning such as equal temperament on special order. Ergonomic cover plates made of stainless steel, completely rounded at the mouthpiece ABS comb with recessed German Silver reed plates Rivets and screws made of stainless steel Lips and beard-friendly design Minimal air consumption achieved by fine-cut reed plates, optimised flatness and extremely Small tolerances between reed and reed plate Stainless steel reeds provide the best clear and full sound and response of the 1847 models Up to 5 times longer playing life compared to models with brass reeds Comes with a genuine leather pouch Tuning: harmonic minor Keys: G to F ... Read more
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Seydel Session Steel Harmonica - Circular Tuning
Seydel Harmonicas

Seydel Session Steel Harmonica - Circular Tuning

£54.99

12 Keys available

Circular tuning variant: all notes of the scale are arranged "logically" and can be reached by alternately blowing and drawing. Therefore it is possible to play up to 12 different chords. For the same reason, it is not so easy to clearly assign the key in which the harp is labeled in. Please note: hole #1 blow is the lowest note and designates the key of the harp here, although the playable major scale is 5 semitones (or a fourth) higher than the label on the instrument indicates. Depending on which root note you choose, you can very easily play melodies in the eight different 'church keys' = modes (modal scales). This tuning is sometimes also called "Spiral" or "Melody King". The SESSION STEEL is the upgrade to our successful SESSION model is presented with a bold new look and superior technical reliability, excellent playability and a fantastic sound.      ... Read more
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Seydel Session Steel Harmonica - Richter
Seydel Harmonicas

Seydel Session Steel Harmonica - Richter

£38.99

19 Keys available

The Seydel Session Steel harmonica is based on the Session Standard model, but features the brand's stainless steel reeds, which offer greater longevity and more precise bending than the traditional brass reeds on the Session. The Session Steel uses a recessed ABS comb and full length cover plates, providing a mouthpiece that is ultra smooth and fast, and a modern look and feel. This is the Standard Richter tuned Session Steel, however you can also get it in Paddy Richter, PowerDraw, PowerBender, Melodic Maker, Circular/Melody King, Country, Natural Minor and Harmonic Minor. If you would like any of the other tunings please contact us. We also offer custom tuning such as equal temperament on special order. Ergonomic cover plates made of stainless steel, completely rounded at the mouthpiece ABS comb with recessed German Silver reed plates Rivets and screws made of stainless steel Lips and beard-friendly design Minimal air consumption achieved by fine-cut reed plates, optimised flatness and extremely small tolerances between reed and reed plate Stainless steel reeds provide the best clear and full sound and response of the 1847 models Up to 5 times longer playing life compared to models with brass reeds Comes with a genuine leather pouch Tuning: Standard Richter Keys: Low C to F# About Seydel Seydel is the world's oldest extant harmonica manufacturer and has been producing harmonicas and related accessories in Saxony, Germany, since the middle of the 19th century. After a period of state ownership during the division of Germany into the West and East, Seydel was returned to its original owners in the 1990s and subsequently purchased by its current owners early in the 21st century. It is now regarded as one of the leading producers of harmonicas in the world, and has built it reputation on durability, tone and quality. All Seydel harmonicas are manufactured in Germany.... Read more
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Seydel Session Steel Harmonica Summer Edition 2023
Seydel Harmonicas

Seydel Session Steel Harmonica Summer Edition 2023

£41.99

6 Keys available

Seydel Session Steel Harmonica Summer Edition 2023 - The Summer Edition Session Steel is back for 2023, and this year it comes with a metallic green comb. The Summer Edition retains all of the great features of the standard Session Steel, including German silver reed plates and stainless steel reeds, which can last up to 5 times longer than traditional brass reeds. The fine cut reed plates, extremely flat comb and tight tolerances ensure that there is minimal air loss. This makes the Session Steel very easy to play. Many players like to buy a Summer Edition Session Steel each year in a different key - the variation in comb colour then enables them to easily distinguish the various keys in low light situations, such as gigs. Other players just prefer the special edition harp's colour combos to the standard orange combed Session Steels. The Summer Edition harps are only available for a short time. When the production run is finished they won't be available, so make sure you grab one while you can! They're available in the six most popular keys and come with a black leather pouch.  ... Read more
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Seydel Session Steel Natural Minor
Seydel Harmonicas

Seydel Session Steel Natural Minor

£48.99

12 Keys available

The Seydel Session Steel natural minor tuning harmonica is the upgrade to Seydel's successful Session model, and it comes presented with a bold new look and superior technical reliability, excellent playability and a fantastic sound. This is a blues harmonica with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds, ergonomic covers and plastic comb. Seydel's stainless steel reeds provide a bright and powerful sound, and also allow easy bending of notes. Their main advantage, though, is durability - some players have found that the lifespan of these reeds can be up to 5 times that of harps with traditional brass reeds. This is particularly relevant if you're a powerful player who likes to perform frequent overblows. As with all Seydels, air tightness is high, and the cover plate design ensures that the Seydel Session Steel Natural Minor harmonica is friendly to both lips and beards (not something you can say about all harmonicas!). Build quality is also exceptionally high - a legacy both of Seydel's long history and its investment in new technology in the last decade or so. This is the natural minor tuned Session Steel, however you can also get it in Paddy Richter, PowerDraw, PowerBender, Melodic Maker, Circular/Melody King, Country and Harmonica Minor. If you would like any of the other tunings please contact us. We also offer custom tuning such as equal temperament on special order. Ergonomic cover plates made of stainless steel, completely rounded at the mouthpiece ABS comb with recessed German Silver reed plates Rivets and screws made of stainless steel Lips and beard-friendly design Minimal air consumption achieved by fine-cut reed plates, optimised flatness and extremely Small tolerances between reed and reed plate Stainless steel reeds provide the best clear and full sound and response of the 1847 models Up to 5 times longer playing life compared to models with brass reeds Comes with a genuine leather pouch Tuning: natural minor Keys: G to F# ... Read more
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Seydel Session Steel Paddy Richter Tuning
Seydel Harmonicas

Seydel Session Steel Paddy Richter Tuning

£51.99

13 Keys available

Seydel Session Steel Paddy Richter tuning is altered from the Richter tuning by raising hole 3 blow for two semi-tones which is very useful especially for playing fast in Irish and Celtic music (1st pos: the 6th note of the major scale is playable without bending, 2nd pos.: the 2nd major scale not is available in the lower register without bending). The Seydel Session Steel harmonica is the upgrade to Seydel's successful Session model, and it comes presented with a bold new look and superior technical reliability, excellent playability and a fantastic sound. This is a blues harmonica with corrosion-free stainless steel reeds, ergonomic covers and plastic comb. As with the standard model, the Seydel Session Steel Paddy Richter version has stainless steel reeds, which can last up to five times longer than traditional brass reeds. The comb is swell resistant ABS and the cover plate design ensures that this is a harp that is friendly both to lips and beards. Build quality and air tightness are top notch, as you'd expect from the oldest extant manufacturer of harmonicas, and the tone is bright, with great feel and dynamics. The stainless steel reeds are responsive and allow easy bending of notes. Ergonomic cover plates made of stainless steel, completely rounded at the mouthpiece ABS comb with recessed German Silver reed plates Rivets and screws made of stainless steel Lips and beard-friendly design Minimal air consumption achieved by fine-cut reed plates, optimised flatness and extremely Small tolerances between reed and reed plate Stainless steel reeds provide the best clear and full sound and response of the 1847 models Up to 5 times longer playing life compared to models with brass reeds Comes with a genuine leather pouch Tuning: Paddy Richter Also available in a range of custom tunings, including PowerDraw and PowerBender.... Read more
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Seydel Session Steel Reed Plates - Richter
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Seydel Session Steel Reed Plates - Richter

£23.99

18 Keys available

Seydel Session Steel Reed Plates - Richter: Replacing your reed plates is much more economical than buying a new harp, and will breathe new life into your harmonica. Easy to fit, with only basic tools required, our genuine Seydel Session Steel reed plates also fit the Session Standard harmonica. For SESSION type combs only (recessed reedplates),keys: LC-HA with stainless steel reeds Set of spare reedplates with Stainless Steel (LC to F - all tuning variants))... Read more
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Seydel Skydiver Steel Tremolo Harmonica
Seydel Harmonicas

Seydel Skydiver Steel Tremolo Harmonica

£91.99

5 Keys available

The Seydel Skydiver Steel Tremolo Harmonica  is a traditionally-shaped tremolo harmonica with stainless steel reeds. The Seydel Skydiver Steel Tremolo Harmonica offers an incredible musical presence and assertiveness while providing a subtle and sweet tremolo sound. The tuning on the SKYDIVER is the most commonly used tuning of tremolo harmonicas (also called 'Asian tuning'). polymeric comb with single chamber per reed – very airtight and durable stainless steel covers – no possibility of corrosion traditionally-shaped (double-row) tremolo mouthpiece 48 stainless steel reeds tuned according to the solo-tremolo tuning (without double notes) providing three complete melody octaves of tonal range full overtone-rich sound with an easy response approved tuning stability due to stainless steel reeds sweet sounding tremolo available in many keys: G, A, C, Db and D if you use two instruments tuned in a semi-note distance (e.g. C & C'/Db) the SKYDIVER is even suited for playing chromatically!  The Seydel Skydiver Steel Tremolo Harmonica – made for ambitious melody players of many traditional musical styles.... Read more
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Seydel Smart Belt for 8 Harmonicas
Seydel Harmonicas

Seydel Smart Belt for 8 Harmonicas

£15.99
The Seydel Smart Belt  is upholstered very well and fits for eight Blues harmonicas - however it is still lightweight and convenient. With the Seydel Smart Belt you are ready for playing within seconds without searching too long for the right instrument! Less than 200 g (net) length adjustable between 60 and 135 cm comfortable wearing for all sizes from S to XXL safe fastener and variable adjustable length tight holding of the harmonicas due to using wide rubber cloth for the single harmonica pouches good ventilation of the instruments due to openings at the bottom of the pouches convenient changing of instruments on stage A must have for any serious harmonica player! Note: Harmonicas not included... Read more
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A modern and responsive harmonica manufacturer

In the 1990s, they regained family ownership and transformed into a modern and responsive harmonica manufacturer. Operating from their factory in Germany, they now offer a range of exceptional harmonicas with a unique selling proposition. Seydel stands out by utilizing stainless steel reeds in the majority of their harmonicas, enhancing durability compared to traditional brass reeds and delivering the distinctive tone and volume.

Are Seydel the best quality Harmonicas?

Moreover, Seydel is renowned for its exceptional build quality. Unlike many manufacturers, they fully embrace alternative tunings, allowing players to explore beyond the standard "Richter tuned" parameters. Models like Paddy Richter, Powerdraw, and others cater to those seeking new musical horizons. Even their base model, the Session Standard, is available in low tunings at no extra cost, making it an affordable option for those interested in low-tuned harps.

Seydel Chromatic Harmonicas

Their commitment to innovation and quality extends to their chromatic harmonicas. The top-of-the-line Symphony model comes with a heated case to maintain the instrument at the ideal temperature for playing. Additionally, Seydel incorporates stainless steel reeds in their Saxony and Deluxe Steel harps, resulting in exceptional performance.

The Seydel De Luxe Chromatic kicks off the chromatic range with a German made 12 hole harp with ABS comb and brass reeds. It's keenly priced and can be upgraded to stainless steel reeds when the time comes to replace the reed plates. This effectively would make it a Deluxe Steel, as this is the same basic harp but with stainless steel reeds.

The Saxony also features stainless steel reed plates, but comes with a precision milled aluminium comb in place of the ABS ones on the De Luxe models.

At the top of the chromatic tree are the Symphony 48 and 64, with 12 and 16 holes, respectively. These feature silent, springless sliders, alloy combs (or acrylic as an option on the 64) and offer the best tone and response of any of Seydel's chromatic harmonicas.

Seydel Diatonic Harmonica Range

Seydel offers one of the widest range of ten hole harmonicas of any of the major manufacturers. That it does this whilst maintaining all of its production in Germany (unlike Hohner) is a testament to its efficiency and productivity.

Seydel's diatonic range begins with the Session Standard, which shares its general design, including recessed reed plates and ABS comb, with the more expensive Session Steel. The only differentiators are the comb colour (black rather than orange) and the reed material (brass rather than stainless steel). These harps represent an excellent starting point for most players, as they are keenly priced for a German made instrument.

The Session Steel, as the name suggests, has stainless steel reeds, which last significantly longer for most players than brass reeds. This does make the initial purchase price higher, however, but most players will find the Session Steel to be a very cost effective harmonica in the long run.

The Solist Pro and Favorite are the only other diatonic harps from Seydel to feature brass reeds. the Favorite is a modern harp, based on the Session Standard, but with an alloy comb, whilst the Solist Pro shares its design with the 1847 range, but comes in at a lower price point due to the less expensive brass reeds and wooden comb.

Further up the price range are the 1847 harps themselves. These include, in ascending order of price, the Classic, which has a maple comb, the silver, which features an ABS comb, the Noble, which has an alloy comb and the Lightning, which has a stainless steel comb and all stainless steel fixtures. All models share the same basic design - the comb, and, in the case of the Lightning, the comb and reed plates, are what set them apart from each other.

Diverse selection of Harmonicas

Recognizing the limited options available from manufacturers like Hohner, Seydel offers a diverse range of tremolo and octave harmonicas. Models such as the Sailor Steel and the Skydiver cater to players of these types of harps. Notably, Seydel is the only major manufacturer producing a 10-hole Octave harmonica, the Concerto Steel, since the discontinuation of the Hohner Auto Valve. Seydel also offer a wider range of alternative tunings as standard than any other manufacturer, including Wilde Rock, Paddy Richter, Powerbender, Power Draw and minor tunings.

Recent times and great performance

In recent years, Seydel has become an agile company, avoiding production delays that often affect competitors. We are delighted to offer the full range of keys in alternative tunings across all applicable Seydel harmonicas. While Richter tunings and popular alternatives like the Session Steel in Wilde Rock are usually in stock, you can order more obscure tunings such as EDHarmonica from our website. Please allow an additional 5 working days for delivery.

Custom tuned Harmonicas

Furthermore, we can accommodate custom pitches. The Seydel Classic in A = 432Hz is a popular choice, and we can craft numerous other custom pitches and temperaments upon request. Contact us with your requirements, and Seydel will tailor a harmonica to your specifications. The lead time for these custom harmonicas is typically one week, plus the usual delivery time.

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