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SEYDEL Chromatic SAXONY Harmonica C Matte Chrome

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The Origin of Sound - the SAXONY CHROMATIC - the first serial-produced chromatic harmonica with stainless steel reeds!The SAXONY CHROMATIC is a profe...Click To Read More About This Product

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Professional quality chromatic.

The Origin of Sound - the SAXONY CHROMATIC - the first serial-produced chromatic harmonica with stainless steel reeds!
The SAXONY CHROMATIC is a professional chromatic harmonica with unique playing features. The instrument benefits from the stainless steel reeds well known from the 1847 Blues harmonicas and the timeless precision manufacturing of the Renaissance chromatic harmonica. It is available in G or C and also available in different finishes.

¢ 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 - new windsaver material
¢ Less air-loss due to optimized reed plates made of German Silver - optimized flatness and extremely small tolerances between reeds and reed plate slots
¢ New mouthpiece with round openings
¢ Improved slider package design - optimized for air-tightness and comfortable action
¢ New cover plate surface, matt-chromed - 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 (also with >shiny stainless steel coverplates)
¢ High precision manufactured aluminium comb - optimized for ideal tone-response, with design coating in metallic look
All components were rethought and improved - the result is the SAXONY CHROMATIC - a master's instrument that fits professional demands. This harmonica opens a new dimension of SEYDEL's long tradition of making quality harmonicas. Precision, made in Klingenthal / SAXONY / Germany.


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SEYDELChromatic SAXONY Harmonica
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (8)
  • Quality craftsmanship (8)
  • Easy to play (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Warm tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (6)
  • Soundtracks (5)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4), Experienced (3)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

100+ YEARS SAYS IT ALL!!

By HARP-ON

from Philipsburg, PA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about SEYDEL Chromatic SAXONY Harmonica:

I have to say that right out of the box , the feel the sound and the ease of the effortless response sums this instrument up and without hesitation I would highly recommend this to anybody thinking of purchasing a precision harmonica. Although I consider myself a newbie to playing harmonica I wanted a good dependable instrument and not just anything to use so I could get the right sound and playing experience and this certainly fills the bill.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent harp

By Tony

from Florida

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Almost No Air Loss
  • Clean And Vibrant Playing
  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Smooth Sounding

Cons

  • None That I Have Found

Best Uses

  • Jazz Clubs
  • Soundtracks
  • Symphonies

Comments about SEYDEL Chromatic SAXONY Harmonica:

I can't hardly describe how impressed I am with this instrument, I think it's one of the best harps I've put my hands on, and I've played many.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great harmonica!

By David B.

from Reedsville,PA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • feels good
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

  • The case is made of cardboard.

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Jazz Clubs
  • Small Venues
  • Solo with a good microphone.
  • Soundtracks
  • Symphonies

Comments about SEYDEL Chromatic SAXONY Harmonica:

This is a great chromatic harmonica! Compared to the Hohner Super Chromonica 270 that I have played for years, (on my second one) the Seydel plays much easier, sounds better, all the valves work, (though they can be heard closing in the low range which is unavoidable), it is much more comfortable on the mouth, and the composite probably will not crack like the wood on the Hohner did. This is a refined instrument and is not designed to be over blown and to have note bending like on diatonic harmonicas. I got it in orchestra tuning in the key of C. So G, G#, A, A#, B, (B#) C, C# are added below Low C. These same notes are subtracted from the top register. I really like this harmonica and will probably buy another Seydel in the near future.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Professional quality chromatic

By Wailingharp

from San Diego, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz And Classical

    Comments about SEYDEL Chromatic SAXONY Harmonica:

    This instrument is airtight and sounds great. I've never been disappointed with Seydel. The windsavers actually work. I had bought a new Super 64X and the tone is inconsistent through the octaves, the windsaver clicking makes it pointless to play. I had given up on chromatics until I realized with a chromatic in G playing with the button pushed in gives you E flat major in 2nd position (a great saxophone key). I thought I would take the risk and am happy I did.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great instrument

    By Mr. Miss the notes

    from Sunnyvale CA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Quality Craftsmanship

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about SEYDEL Chromatic SAXONY Harmonica:

      I tried about four other brands before this and found most of them with at least four holes plugged. The Seydel Saxony has been exceptional, except that it seems to need warming up before playing.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great instrument

      By Mr. Miss the notes

      from Sunnyvale CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Quality Craftsmanship

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about SEYDEL Chromatic SAXONY Harmonica:

        I tried about four other brands before this and found most of them with at least four holes plugged. The Seydel Saxony has been exceptional, except that it seems to need warming up before playing.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One of the best chromatic harmonicas

        By Chromaniac

        from New England

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play
        • Effective Design
        • Good Build Quality
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

        • Difficult Maintenance

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about SEYDEL Chromatic SAXONY Harmonica:

        The Saxony Orchestra has great sound, is airtight, plays really well, and has a nicely designed mouthpiece. It may require reed gap adjustment, but that's not difficult. The design is interesting and works well, but because of the four piece mouthpiece/slide assembly it does take a little while to disassemble and re-assemble for cleaning. However, I find that it doesn't require that kind of maintenance as often as some other brand chromatics. I find the orchestra tuning useful - and a bit warmer sounding than the standard C tuning option.

         
        4.0

        Give it time

        By buddyC

        from Cape Coral, Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound
        • takes some getting used to
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about SEYDEL Chromatic SAXONY Harmonica:

          I was disappointed at first, but it gets better with use and breaking in. I had been playing an SCX64 which
          is quite different. The more I play the Saxony the more I like it. My advice to others trying the Seydels
          for the first time. "Give it time" it is a fine instrument. It may require more amplification than some others.

           
          1.0

          Defective

          By Rik

          from Buffalo N.Y.

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Inconsistent
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about SEYDEL Chromatic SAXONY Harmonica:

              I got a bad one.

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