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Manji Suzuki first started making Suzuki harmonicas in the late 1940s in his small room in Sumiyoshi. Expansion was rapid, due in part to the Japanese Ministry of Education's policy of making harmonicas a mandatory instrument for children to learn in schools. Despite the name being the same, Suzuki Music is unrelated to the more famous car and motorcycle manufacturer, Suzuki Motors.
3 Colours availableThe Suzuki Airwave diatonic harmonica is the only instrument you can play simply by breathing in and out of it. You can play right away and sound really good in just a few minutes! Other harmonicas are really small and hard to hold, but the Suzuki Airwave harmonica has a cool modern design that's easy to hold and easy to play! And there are no metal parts on the outside to scratch you or get hung up on. Music... from the Harp! A Suzuki exclusive, the Airwave harmonica is the answer to a beginning player's dream. Included with the Airwave is an instructional booklet that teaches notes, chords, and has exciting play along songs. Learning to play the Suzuki Airwave harmonica is as easy as 1-2-3. Available in three colours, the Suzuki Airwave has no external screws or metal parts like other harmonicas so it's safe for even the youngest of pupils. It is constructed of tough and virtually unbreakable resin so will easily withstand the occasional trip to the floor! The ergonomic body design is easy to hold and play, notes are much easier to find due to the hole spacing. Do not be mislead by appearance - this is no musical toy and benefits from Suzuki's wealth of experience and technology. The Professional quality reeds, comb and air tight body mean this harmonica really plays! Key: C 10 holes Diatonic Available in: blue, red, orange ... Read more
1 Key availableThe Suzuki Baritone SBH-21 Tremolo Harmonica is pitched one octave lower than Suzuki's standard 21 hole instruments, allowing for an unusual warmth and depth of sound ordinarily not found on a tremolo harmonica. The Suzuki Baritone SBH-21 Tremolo Harmonica can also be used as to add bass to an ensemble performance. Tremolo harmonicas have two sets of reeds, one on top of the other. In this way, they are similar to a chromatic harmonica. However, where they differ is that chromatics have a slide to divert air to the top or bottom reeds, which are tuned to provide a chromatic range of notes; tremolos, in comparison have the reeds tuned slightly apart in pitch, and both sets of reeds are activated for each hole, whenever this is used. This provides the thick and distinctive warbling sound for which tremolo harmonicas are known.... Read more
12 Keys availableThe Suzuki Bluesmaster is a professional level 10 hole diatonic harmonica with a plastic comb and stainless steel covers. In common with most other Japanese made Suzuki harmonicas, the Bluesmaster features phosphor bronze reeds, which provide outstanding projection and durability. The stainless steel covers are designed with durability and ergonomics in mind, making the Bluesmaster an instrument that is a joy to hold and one that will outlast many lesser harmonicas. Construction-wise, and in pricing as well, the Bluesmaster is comparable to the Hohner Special 20, and like its competitor it features non vented covers and recessed reed plates. Tonally, it produces a slightly warmer sound than the Hohner. Its responsiveness, particularly to bending, is very similar. Volume levels of the two harps are also very similar. Like all Suzuki harps, the manufacturing tolerances are very high, resulting in superb airtightness. This enables the Bluesmaster to respond well to dynamics within your playing and makes precise bending a much easier task. Reed and cover plate alignment are also excellent, making this a great harmonica for beginners as well as more experienced players. The ABS plastic comb offers swell-free performance, making the Bluesmaster an easy harmonica to live with, especially for gigging musicians who need a harp that delivers great tone, but who don't want the fuss of managing moisture levels on multiple harmonicas. The Bluesmaster is available in the 12 standard major keys. A boxed set, which includes the 6 most popular keys, and which offers a discount over buying these keys individually, is available here. This set comes with a foam-lined case that holds the harmonicas in position, allowing easy access to them. Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
7 Keys availableThe Suzuki Chromatix SCX-48 Harmonica is part of the luxurious Suzuki Chromatix Series. The SCX-48 is the 12 hole version, however they also come in 14 and 16 hole. They are gorgeous to look at, substantial to hold and a pleasure to play. Comfortable and completely air tight, the Suzuki Chromatix Series is specially designed for professionals and hand constructed by skilled workers. Exquisite attention to detail make these harps the one of the most airtight chromatics ever produced by a major harmonica manufacturer. Play one once to hear and feel the difference. Their smooth tone production and quick response will allow you to advance your playing level far ahead of what you thought possible. Each Chromatix harmonica is packed in its own deluxe soft lined case. Chromatic Valved Harmonica Ergonomically designed mouthpiece Precise and smooth slide mechanism Holes: 12 ABS comb Phosphor Bronze reed plates Chrome plated covers Soft lined case Available in 6 keys: C, G, A, D, F and Bb ... Read more
5 Keys availableGenuine Suzuki Chromatix SCX-48 reed plates for the Chromatix SCX-48 range of chromatic harmonicas. Made in Japan from high quality Phosphor Bronze. The Suzuki Chromatix SCX-48 is a 48 reed chromatic harmonica with phosphor bronze reeds. Although this type of reed lasts significantly longer than traditional brass reeds, prolonged playing over a number of years will ultimately result in tone being lost and, ultimately, reeds not functioning correctly. Fortunately, replacement reed plates are substantially less costly than replacing the entire harmonica, and the process of removing the old reed plates and adding the new ones is relatively simple, requiring only basic tools and some mechanical sympathy! If your SCX-48 is sounding dead, or some of the reeds are not sounding, a new set of reed plates will have it back to as good as new within a few minutes.... Read more
4 Keys availableThe Suzuki EASY RIDER harmonica is our answer to every entry level player's dream. An exceptional quality product manufactured to exacting specifications. It's built to last, feels comfortable and sounds great. Laser tuned brass reeds are easy to pitch bend for that fat, expressive sound the blues and folk player wants. The Easy Rider harmonica includes a compact carrying case. Available in the keys of C, D & G. Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
13 Keys availableSuzuki Fabulous - F-20E Equal Temperament -the brand-new Fabulous harmonica series from Suzuki represents the ultimate state of the art in harmonica design, while keeping the best aspects of tradition. The appearance and sound of the instruments is stunning, with use of the highest quality materials throughout. In a quest for the pure beauty of timbre, Suzuki redesigned and tested every part through an exhaustive prototype process. The precision tolerances achieved in the Fabulous harmonicas are unmatched by any other production harmonica — and you can hear it in the way the reeds respond soulfully to even the lightest breath. Superb airtightness and instant response of the reeds to every breath creates a feeling of euphoria for every player when they first try Suzuki's all new Fabulous Chromatic Harmonica. The rich timbre of the Fabulous is a result of 21st century design matched with respect for the best aspects of tradition, embodied in top quality components with Suzuki's high accuracy processes. About Suzuki Suzuki Music (no relation to the car and motorcycle manufacturer) has been producing harmonicas in Japan since the 1950s. Its speciality is phosphor bronze reeds, which have a distinctive tone and offer greater durability than traditional brass reeds. Suzuki is the only mainstream manufacturer to offer harmonicas where all component parts with the exception of the reed plates and screws, are produced from wood.... Read more
12 Keys availableThe Suzuki Folkmaster Diatonic is an economical purchase for a easy to play harp. Its exceptional sound clarity and perfect tuning is made possible by a unique laser manufacturing process. Thin bendable reeds produce a mellow tone and the widest choice of sound timbres available from any mouth organ manufacturer. If you are nostalgic for the sound of the past, this traditional diatonic is the right harmonica for you. Classic design with sculptured metal cover Moulded plastic waterproof body Keys: C, G, A, D, E, F, Bb, B, F#, Eb, Ab and Db Includes hard shell case Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
12 Keys availableThe Suzuki Harpmaster features an easy to play, free blowing design with its solid ABS comb and focused note holes. The bendable laser tuned phosphor bronze reeds produce the clarity and rich, mellow tones you would expect from much more expensive harmonicas. The classically shaped reed covers offer the look and feel of the traditional harmonica and they are built from durable polished stainless steel. The Harpmaster will provide you with years of proven performance. The Harpmaster includes a hard shell carrying case Available in the keys of C, A, A Flat, B, B Flat, D, E, E Flat & G. Check each key to see if we have stock If we are not showing a product in stock, please contact us. ... Read more
2 Keys availableThe Suzuki Humming Deluxe Tremolo Harmonica is a superb example of state of the art technology that produces a beautiful old world sound. Many different kinds of gospel and old world music sound wonderful using tremolo style harmonicas. This one just makes them sound that much better. The Suzuki Humming Deluxe Tremolo SU-21H is one of our most popular Tremolo Harmonicas. Range: 21 (double) hole Cover Plates: Brass, chrome plated Body: ABS Comes with a case and cleaning cloth Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
2 Keys availableThe Suzuki Humming Mate is an easy to hold compact version of the popular SU-21h Humming Tremolo. Available in keys of C and Am, it has 13 holes and 8 notes, and produces a beautiful old world sound. Tremolo harmonicas are diatonic models constructed with double holes, each containing two reeds tuned to the same note. Each reed is tuned slightly higher than the other and when played together, this slight difference in tuning creates a beautiful vibrato or tremolo sound. Many different kinds of gospel and old world music sound wonderful using tremolo style harmonicas. This one just makes them sound that much better. Includes clear plastic box.... Read more
18 Keys availableThe Suzuki Manji harmonica combines advanced technology and functional beauty to create a stunning 10 hole diatonic harmonica. This revolutionary Suzuki diatonic harp is named after Mr. Manji Suzuki, who is the company's founder, and, although elderly, is still actively involved in the management of the company. He started Suzuki Music more than 70 years ago, and initially hand built just a single model. Subsequent investment and expansion eventually led to Suzuki becoming one of the world's most respected manufacturers of harmonicas. The Suzuki Manji harmonica is unique in its use of a composite comb, which utilises wood fibres encased in impermeable resin to combine the tone and responsiveness of wood with the resistance to moisture expansion and easy maintenance of plastic. The phosphor bronze reeds are extremely durable and each instrument is built and assembled with incredible attention to detail. This is evident in its extremely high level of airtightness and the fine tolerances of reed and slot alignment. Consequently, the Suzuki Manji harmonica plays, out of the box, as well as many custom harps, and has an ability to combine power with finesse that few other harmonicas, even at significantly higher price points, are able to achieve. The Suzuki Manji Harmonica is available in the full range of standard major keys plus low tunings. For players wishing to purchase the three most popular keys - C, G and A, a multi-pack is available here, which offers a discount when compared with buying these keys individually. Country, harmonic minor and seventh tunings are also available - please contact us direct to order these. Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
5 Keys availableThe Suzuki MANJI Low tuning harmonica combines advanced technology and functional beauty to create a stunning 10 hole diatonic harmonica. Low tuning models feature extra large lower reed plate for big bass note sound projection. This revolutionary Suzuki diatonic harp is named after Mr. Manji Suzuki, the company's founder — now in his late 80's, however still pretty much in charge. He started with a single hand-built model 70 years ago, and has built Suzuki up into one of the world's premier harmonica manufacturers. Number of holes: 10 Cover plates: Stainless steel Reed plates: Phosphor Bronze, 20 reeds Comb: Resin Wood Composite Low tuning models feature extra large lower reed plate for big bass note sound projection. Available in keys: Low C, Low D, Low Eb, Low E, Low F ... Read more
14 Keys availableThe Suzuki Olive harmonica has modern slightly vented cover-plates that have a bright olive colour, achieved through the use of a high tech process that doesn't utilise any colouring material, ensuring lasting durability and a clear tone. Hybrid Wood-Resin Comb Historically, most harmonicas had wooden combs. This type of comb provides a warm tone, but is prone to absorbing moisture, leading to warping and deformation over time. Many manufacturers responded to this problem by creating a plastic comb, which solves the issue of expansion, but which results in a different tone to wood. Suzuki, in contrast, created a wood-resin composite material for the comb, which is composed of over 50% wood fibres encased in impermeable resin. This provides the tone of a traditional wooden harmonica with the swell resistance of plastic. First utilised on the popular Manji diatonic, this comb has been widely praised by players. Made in Japan Air-tightness is incredibly important in producing a harmonica that is both easy to play and responsive. Suzuki harmonicas use state of the art manufacturing processes to ensure an extremely high level of airtightness. As a consequence, the Suzuki Olive responds rapidly to quick phrases, and provides excellent responsiveness to bends. Suzuki is unique in its utilisation of a welded-reed process, which ensures an extremely high level of accuracy of reed attachment and reed/slot alignment. This enables the reeds to respond to advanced techniques, such as over-blowing, to achieve consistently rich and exciting sounds. These achievements are a consequence of Suzuki's adherence to the Japanese tradition of 'Kaizen', which involves seeking continual, incremental improvements in all areas of a harmonica's production, from manufacturing through to assembly and quality control. Tone-wise, the Olive is similar to the Manji, with which it shares the same composite comb material. It's vent design, however, is different, which gives it a subtly warmer sound. Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
7 Keys availableThe Suzuki overdrive has been years in the making, the amazing Overdrive Harmonica is so unique, it even has a special patent to protect its amazing design. Precisely placed holes in the top and bottom of this mouth organ allow you to produce thick, rich and beautiful over-blow and over-draw sounds. Although players have been bending notes for more than a century, it has only recently been discovered that when you draw bend, it is the BLOW reed that makes the bent note. Conversely, when you blow bend, it is the opposite blow reed in the same air channel that makes the bent note. With practice, the new Overdrive Harmonica will let you blow and draw notes with greater control and much bigger volume than any harmonica you've ever played! Comes with a deluxe carrying case. Solid plastic comb Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
12 Keys availableSuzuki Pipe Humming Harmonica - This chrome plated harmonica has a very innovative and original design. It is the only harp of its kind and has been constructed to allow easy ‘vibrato’. With this harmonica by closing the end of the extension tube (can be switched for Left Handed use), you will get a beautiful ‘vibrato’ effect the first time you try! ... Read more
12 Colours availableThe Suzuki Play 365 Days "PlayPal" Harmonica is a nice colourful way to express yourself and your music, a great choice for beginners and children. 12 exciting designer colours let you show your style for all the World to see! Available in the key of C, each PlayPal Harmonica is constructed of high grade plastic with Suzuki logos. Quality reed plates produce a free flowing sound and make them especially easy to play. Collect them all and put some colour into your life! Key: C Holes: 10 Colours: Lemon, Orange, Red, Pink, Mauve, Blue, Sky, Lime, Green, Mustard, Tan, Gray ... Read more
14 Keys availableEver wanted a Hammond organ that will fit in your pocket? Look no further. The Suzuki Promaster Hammond HA-20 harmonica carries the coloured Hammond logo, which looks great against its black shell. Immediately you will be addicted to its beautiful sound. The HA-20 features Phosphor Bronze reeds and includes a hard shell carrying case. Hard shell carry case included Phosphor Bronze Reeds Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
14 Keys available24The Suzuki Promaster harmonica (MR350) is one of our most popular upper end diatonics, and is part of the professional range by Suzuki Music. It features ergonomically designed, polished stainless steel reed covers, which provide supreme playing comfort. The comb is precision milled from billet aluminium, then given a satin anodised finish for durability and ease of playing. This provides it with a similar tone to other harmonicas which feature the same comb construction, such as the Seydel Noble, plus outstanding resistance to warping and temperature and humidity related swelling, which can afflict many wooden combs. Phosphor bronze reed plates, which are a signature of most Japanese-made Suzuki harps, produce the rich tones and clarity so sought after by professional players, and also offer great durability and lifespan. As you'd expect from a Suzuki, airtightness is first class, and the attention to detail in its construction is class-leading. Harpists who try a ProMaster often find that it rapidly becomes their 'go-to' instrument for all styles of music, such is its ease of playing and responsiveness. All ProMasters come with a hard shell, soft lined case to keep your harp in optimum condition. If you want an all round harmonica that can fit with most styles of music, has a great tone and will require minimal maintenance then the ProMaster is definitely one to try! The Suzuki ProMaster is available in all of the 12 standard major keys, plus low F and high G. A valved version of the ProMaster, which enables bending on the blow cycle as well as the draw is also available here. Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
13 Keys availableThe Suzuki Promaster Valved harmonica is the valved version of the popular MR-350 diatonic harp from the Japanese company. It uses the same polished stainless steel reed covers and satin finish anodised aluminium comb as the standard Promaster, and is similarly comfortable and responsive to play. Where it differs from the MR-350 is in its use of an innovative valve system, which enables bending in the blow as well as the draw cycles. This opens up a whole new world of playing, as the range of notes available is closer to that of a chromatic harmonica than a standard diatonic. The aluminium comb provides the Promaster Valved with exceptional resistance to warping and excellent responsiveness. Phosphor bronze reed plates, which feature on most Japanese made Suzuki harmonicas, produce the clarity and richness of tone you'd expect from an instrument at this level, whilst also offering class-leading durability. Suzuki is renowned for its attention to detail and the Promaster valved is no exception. Manufacturing tolerances are extremely fine, resulting in a harp with exceptional airtightness and projection. Few harmonicas in this price bracket can compete with the Promaster Valved when it comes to volume! Yet, at the same time, it responds very well to subtle playing dynamics. Like the standard model, the Promaster Valved comes with a custom designed, soft lined hard case, which will help to ensure that your harp remains in perfect condition when it's not being used. The Promaster Valved is available in the 12 standard major keys, plus high G and Low F. Warning: It has come to our attention that counterfeit Suzuki Harmonicas are being offered for sale through overseas sellers. Please do not fall victim to these illegal sellers of Suzuki Harmonicas. All our Suzuki range have been purchased directly from the official Suzuki distributors. ... Read more
14 Keys availableThe Suzuki Pure Harp MR-550 is part of the Suzuki professional range harmonicas. Once again, Suzuki has researched and developed unique professional grade harmonicas. Utilising the most seasoned tone-woods and unique construction techniques, Suzuki proudly offers a line of harmonicas in Rosewood, including the glorious Suzuki Pure Harp. Rosewood has been sought after by top musicians from all over the globe, from Classical Guitar players to top Violinists. This wood allows unique tonal qualities and when used in harmonica construction, gives a warmer tone. Using Rosewood can produce a high velocity of sound and a broad range of mid and low overtones. These 'lows' help to create a complex bottom end which imparts a richness to the overall tone to the instrument. The re-designed reeds, which are the heart of the instrument, have been produced with the advanced player in mind. However, this new reed design makes it easier to play the instrument chromatically, right out of the box! The new Suzuki Reed plates allow ease of play, especially with overblow and overdraw techniques. The MR-550 is one of Suzuki's newest all-hardwood Harmonica. Even the covers are Rosewood! It gives this model a rich, dark and bluesy tone that will have your audience begging for more. The richness of this instrument is unmatched and if you are looking for a traditional sound, here it is! Includes a case Available in 14 keys: C, G, A, D, E, F, Bb, B, F#, Eb, Ab, Db, Hi G and Low F (If we do not have the key you want in stock, please contact us) ... Read more
14 Keys availableThe Suzuki RP350 reed plates are designed to fit the ProMaster MR-350 or Pipe Humming PH-20. They will also fit the Blues Master, Harp Master, Hammond Harp and Bushman Delta Frost harmonicas. Please make sure you choose your key High quality, interchangeable Suzuki reed plates. ... Read more
14 Keys availableThe Suzuki RP350V reed plates are designed to fit the ProMaster Valved MR-350V. They will also fit the Harpmaster, Bluesmaster, Firebreath or Pure Harp harmonicas. Please make sure you choose your key High quality, interchangeable Suzuki reed plates. ... Read more
3 Keys availableThe Suzuki Sub30 Harmonica is a normal 10 hole harp, that has 20 reeds: two reeds in each hole (one blow & one draw). The 30 reed Suzuki SUB30 UltraBend harp has an extra Sympathetic Reed in each hole, one tone below the pitch of the lowest note. This reed is normally passive. It only becomes active when the player wants to bend the low note in each hole. (1-6 low & 7-10 draw). On a normal C harp in hole 4, you can get a bent note C# between C and D, but you cannot bend the C note. To bend C, you need a reed lower then C. That is the 3rd Sympathetic Reed of the Suzuki SUB30 UltraBend! In hole 4, this reed is tuned down to a Bb. That means you can now bend the C down to B! The same applies throughout the range. Every single low note in each hole can now be bent down a semitone! It is these 10 extra Sympathetic Reeds which allow you to play fully Chromatically by bending technique alone. This Easy, Soulful New Approach to Chromaticism on the Blues Harp is Addictive! In order to play a chromatic scale on the normal 10 hole harmonica (Below: 10H), you have to use difficult overblow/overdraw techniques, which require harmonicas with very delicate reed setup. The new Suzuki SUB30 UltraBend changes all that! Now you can get a chromatic scale by normal playing using a simple bending technique. With the SUB30 UltraBend, you can easily play phrases and music styles that you gave up on before, because you could not get some notes. The revolutionary new Suzuki SUB30 UltraBend harmonica gives you 18 bends of a semitone or more (instead of the usual 8 on a normal harp)! And these are all stable bends, easy to control at the correct pitch, bend up and down, add vibrato etc - just the same as the bends you're use to already. In addition to its chromatic ability, the SUB30 UltraBend you lots of extra expression on every note. Its fresh new possibilities will bring the creativity flowing out of you. The Same Size as a Normal 10 Hole Harmonica To achieve this compact size, Suzuki designed the major parts from scratch. The upper reed plate for a normal harp has 10 reeds. But using our precision slot cutting and unique reed-welding technology, Suzuki has managed to put 10 reeds in the same space! We also designed a special comb to fit the reed plates, The size of the mouthpiece is exactly the same as normal but the space inside each chamber is wide enough for 3 reeds instead of 2. This design is practical and functional, massively expanding your creative possibilities. With the Suzuki SUB30 UltraBend, Suzuki has created a powerful new tool of expression for the modern harmonica player. 10 holes 20 notes, 3 keys (C,A,D) Chrome plated brass cover Plastic Comb Weight: 70g Size: 104x30x22mm Comes with a plastic case ... Read more
4 Keys availableVox Continental Type 1 Harmonica - Introducing VOX’s first-ever harmonica series – a new collection of harps with an authentic rock vibe! Choose between two models, each with their own distinct style. VOX is proud to introduce its first ever harmonic series. A collaboration with the SUZUKI Musical INTS. MFG. CO., LTD., this series fuses the exciting rock spirit of VOX with the proven and timeless design of a SUZUKI. This series inherits the Continental moniker, a reference to VOX’s iconic organ, and features two models: The Continental Type-1 and the Continental Type-2. From aggressive garage rock to melodious ballads, these professional harmonicas are perfect for nearly any genre. The VOX Continental Type 1 is a ten-hole harmonica with an aggressive, resonant sound that is perfectly suited for the classic genres of blues, rock, folk and more. Made in Japan, by Suzuki, it features the unique wood-resin hybrid comb that's normally only found on Suzuki's Manji and Olive models.... Read more
4 Keys availableVox Continental Type 2 Harmonica - The Type 2 uses equal temperament which is ideal for playing melodious tunes or ballads. In addition to a natural wood fiber and resin body that provides both excellent sound and durability, the robust sound is projected directly from the back cover openings, producing a clearly defined, round, and warm tone that distinguishes this instrument. With its bold retro-chic red coloring, the Type-2 carries on VOX's high sense of design and style. The VOX Continental harmonicas are the result of a collaboration with SUZUKI, a venerable harmonica manufacturer that was founded more than 60 years ago. The words” MADE BY SUZUKI, JAPAN” on the instrument guarantee the quality that you expect from SUZUKI, a world-wide leader in manufacturing that has earned the long-standing trust musicians around the world. Since the harmonica is meant to be an instrument you can take anywhere, there is a matching VOX plastic case that accompanies the new Continental harmonicas. In addition to the custom-case, the Continental also includes scores for the classic Beatles songs “Love Me Do” and “From Me to You”, as well as a cleaning cloth adorned with the VOX logo. This is truly a special package with a sense of rock authenticity that only VOX could provide.... Read more
During the 1960s the company expanded into producing keyboard-based harmonicas, which also proved popular in the education sector, both within Japan and throughout the world.
Today, Suzuki manufactures a wide range of musical instruments, including electric pianos and xylophones, and even owns the famous Hammond brand, but harmonicas remain perhaps the most important product within the company's offering.
Where are Suzuki Harmonicas Made?
Like Hohner, Suzuki's lower end harmonicas, such as the Easy Rider and Winner tremolos, are made in China. However, once you go beyond entry level, all harps are made in Japan, and tend to feature phosphor bronze reeds, which have a distinctive tone and feel, and generally last longer than traditional brass reeds.
Suzuki Harmonicas - Tuning and Temperaments
Like other Japanese manufacturers, such as Tombo (who produce Lee Oskar diatonics), Suzuki harmonicas are generally tuned to equal temperament (as opposed to the various compromise tunings favoured by European manufacturers such as Hohner and Seydel). This makes them particularly suitable for melody-heavy playing, rather than chords, although the difference is subtle. Alternative tunings also feature on the Majnji harmonica, which is available in natural minor, harmonic minor and country tunings for players looking to expand their repertoire beyond the traditional major diatonic range.
Suzuki Phosphor Bronze Reeds and Innovative Composite Comb
Besides the phosphor bronze reeds, which are more durable than traditional brass reeds, and provide a distinctive bright tone, one of Suzuki's primary unique selling points is the composite comb, which features on the Manji and Olive diatonic harmonicas. This combines the tone and feel of wood with the durability and swell resistance of plastic or metal. Both of these harps are also supremely air tight, making them particularly suitable for overblows and bending in general.
Replacement reed plates are available for all of Suzuki's Japanese made harmonicas, meaning that when a reed does eventually fail, the harp can be returned to full playability for significantly less than the price of a whole new harmonica.
Suzuki Pure Harp
Suzuki has experimented with alternative materials for other areas of the harmonica as well. The Pure Harp, for instance, features a Koa comb and cover plates, making it the world's first production harmonica produced primarily from wood.
Suzuki Chromatic Harmonicas
Suzuki also makes some of the world's finest chromatic harmonicas. The SCX range, in particular, offers probably the best bang for buck of any chromatic harmonica currently on the market. At the higher end, the Gregoire Maret range can go head to with any chromatic harmonica on the market.
Suzuki Harmonica Replacement Reed Plates
Suzuki produces replacement reed plates for all of its Japanese manufactured harmonicas. This starts with the Bluesmaster upwards in the diatonic range, and all chromatics. Reed plates are considerably less expensive than the cost of a new harmonica, but will return most harps to playing like they're brand new again!
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