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Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica   

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The Suzuki SCX Chromatix Harmonica surely qualifies as one of the most luxurious harmonicas you can buy. Gorgeous to look at, substantial to hold, an...Read More

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OVERVIEW

This chroma sounds as smooth as silk.

The Suzuki SCX Chromatix Harmonica surely qualifies as one of the most luxurious harmonicas you can buy. Gorgeous to look at, substantial to hold, and a pleasure to play, the Chromatix harmonica is are comfortable and completely airtight.

Suzuki designed the Chromatix Series harps especially for professionals, and they're individually hand-constructed by skilled workers.

You'll appreciate the Chromatix harmonica's ergonomically designed mouthpiece, precise and smooth slide mechanism, and ABS comb. Other pro-level appointments include: phosphor bronze reed plates and chrome-plated covers. Exquisite attention to detail makes Suzuki Chromatix among the most airtight chromatic harps ever produced by a major manufacturer.

Play one once to hear and feel the difference. Their smooth tone production and quick response will take your playing level far ahead of what you thought possible. Each Chromatix harmonica is packed by Suzuki in its own deluxe, soft-lined case.

FEATURES
  • Comfortable and completely airtight
  • Hand-constructed one-at-a-time
  • Ergonomically designed mouthpiece
  • Precise and smooth slide mechanism
  • Smooth tone production and quick response
  • ABS comb
  • Phosphor bronze reed plates
  • Chrome-plated covers

Order today and receive a hand-constructed, luxury chromatic harp in a deluxe carrying case.

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SuzukiSCX Chromatix Series Harmonica
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Warm tone (8)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Quality craftsmanship (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

How many notes are there in Quality?

This is one beautiful instrument. Very well made. And it comes in a sturdy plastic case along with a polishing cloth. The first day I just sat there and looked at it without...Read complete review

This is one beautiful instrument. Very well made. And it comes in a sturdy plastic case along with a polishing cloth. The first day I just sat there and looked at it without picking it up. When I did pick it up, I was surprised just how heavy it was.
I am just learning to play the harmonica, so I can't get real technical about this review. But compared to the Diatonic harmonicas that I've been playing, it simply blows them away.
The finish is flawless, The slide is super smooth. The notes are precise with no sticking of the reeds.
I've been playing Hohner Proharp diatonics for the last few years, and I wanted to try my hand at chromatics. This is a whole new ballgame...
I am very glad I purchased this instrument. It is not cheap by no means, but neither is a Gibson. I bought mine in the key of G, and I plan on buying a few more in different keys after I learn how to play it.
The slide is super smooth.
The shape is very comfortable. It fits your hand like a glove.
I like the round holes on the mouthpiece, compared to the square ones found on other harmonicas. It gives you much more control over the notes your playing.
Flawless finish. More chrome than a '57 Bel Air. When you pull this out to play it, people will notice.
Nothing is free in life. You get what you pay for.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love Hate Relationship

I've developed a Love Hate relationship with these Harmonica's. They are wonderfully made and designed. They are beautiful little instruments with a big sound . . . but they are Fragile. Very Fragile! ...Read complete review

I've developed a Love Hate relationship with these Harmonica's. They are wonderfully made and designed. They are beautiful little instruments with a big sound . . . but they are Fragile. Very Fragile! The fact is, Historically speaking, not one Chromatix Harp has lasted an entire year without losing a reed. In fact maybe 8 months. At first I thought, (and was told by suzuki) it was me, but after several years and changing my style and babying these harps . . . I don't think its me any longer. So what I do is make sure I have backups for each key. Then when one go's south, I grab the backup and send the sick Harp to the shop. That makes Suzuki happy I'm sure. But its hard to justify the expense. All said tho, I haven't found another harp that I would replace them with, and I've tried them all. So long story short, Love the Sound, Hate the Fragility. You have to decide for yourself, is it worth the cost and headache. Below ask would you recommend to a friend. The answer is yes - But an Experienced Friend/Player and only after reading this.

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5.0

Simply the Best

By Stoney

from Sebastian Fl

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz Clubs

    Comments about Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica:

    In the world of Chromatic Harmonicas (under 300.00 range), this is the best I've found. The response is superb, the tone is awesome. Diatonics, I prefer Special 20.

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    5.0

    Very happy with my SCX Chromatic harmonica

    By none

    from Norwalk Connecticut

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica:

        practicing jazz, feels good to the touch and seem durable

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        5.0

        The SCX48 harmonicas have the best tone

        By Sam

        from California

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Lead - solo

          Comments about Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica:

          I have other brand chromatic harmonicas, but have switched exclusively to the SCX48. Tone is better, not shrill, the convex mouthpiece feels better than others. I normally play lead solo or with a guitar accompaniment.

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          4.0

          Beautiful tone at a good price

          By Bwizzle

          from Pasadena TX

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Warm Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica:

              Got this harmonica a couple weeks ago and I can't stop playing it. Everything works and sound great this is my first chromatic and I am very pleased.

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              5.0

              Awesome

              By Willie Boy

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Small Venues
                • Soundtracks
                • Symphonies

                Comments about Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica:

                Best Chromatic Harmonica value

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Beautiful Harp with a problem

                By Harp man

                from Congress, AZ

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Beautiful Tone
                • Easy To Play
                • Really Good Chrome
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Playing In A Small Band
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica:

                  The valves stick closed almost immediately because of condensation. I live in a desert with virtually no humidity but the temperature and humidity from a mouth are enough to silence this beautiful chromatic.

                  I have a Honer Chromatic III that I've had for 57 years and it doesn't have this problem. I tried to dry my mouth out with mouth wash before playing and still had problems.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A fine musical instrument

                  By Gym

                  from Newport, Or

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Play
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Warm Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment

                    Comments about Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica:

                    The tone quality is warm and full. The action of the slide is smooth and has yet to stick. I have had the instrument for a couple of months and it is nicely broken in. The top octave is a little stubborn yet but it is loosening up quite well. The tone blends very well with the violin and viola better than my previous harmonica. My wife is a professional violinist, retired and we can now play well together, producing a fine sound with our music. Thank you Suzuki.
                    Jim

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                    (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My Favorite Chromatic

                    By Bloozitis

                    from Eugene, OR

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Jazz Clubs
                      • Small Venues
                      • Soundtracks
                      • Symphonies

                      Comments about Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica:

                      I really don't know why someone is complaining about the reeds going south on these harps. I've got one I've been playing for almost 10 years, and I've never replaced the reeds, or even adjust the reeds, and I even bend notes (yes, you can bend notes on one of these) occasionally. I haven't even had to replace windsavers. They've got a real rich sound, and, like all Suzuki harmonicas, are *much* better built than Hohners. The only problem I've had is that I occasionally have to adjust the slide.

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                      (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Love Hate Relationship

                      By HarperWeeks

                      from Crosby, Tx

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Requires Adjustment Often

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Jazz Clubs
                      • Small Venues
                      • Soundtracks

                      Comments about Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica:

                      I've developed a Love Hate relationship with these Harmonica's. They are wonderfully made and designed. They are beautiful little instruments with a big sound . . . but they are Fragile. Very Fragile! The fact is, Historically speaking, not one Chromatix Harp has lasted an entire year without losing a reed. In fact maybe 8 months. At first I thought, (and was told by suzuki) it was me, but after several years and changing my style and babying these harps . . . I don't think its me any longer. So what I do is make sure I have backups for each key. Then when one go's south, I grab the backup and send the sick Harp to the shop. That makes Suzuki happy I'm sure. But its hard to justify the expense. All said tho, I haven't found another harp that I would replace them with, and I've tried them all. So long story short, Love the Sound, Hate the Fragility. You have to decide for yourself, is it worth the cost and headache. Below ask would you recommend to a friend. The answer is yes - But an Experienced Friend/Player and only after reading this.

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                      (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      How many notes are there in Quality?

                      By Bryan Zajaczkowski

                      from Great Lakes area

                      Comments about Suzuki SCX Chromatix Series Harmonica:

                      This is one beautiful instrument. Very well made. And it comes in a sturdy plastic case along with a polishing cloth. The first day I just sat there and looked at it without picking it up. When I did pick it up, I was surprised just how heavy it was.
                      I am just learning to play the harmonica, so I can't get real technical about this review. But compared to the Diatonic harmonicas that I've been playing, it simply blows them away.
                      The finish is flawless, The slide is super smooth. The notes are precise with no sticking of the reeds.
                      I've been playing Hohner Proharp diatonics for the last few years, and I wanted to try my hand at chromatics. This is a whole new ballgame...
                      I am very glad I purchased this instrument. It is not cheap by no means, but neither is a Gibson. I bought mine in the key of G, and I plan on buying a few more in different keys after I learn how to play it.
                      The slide is super smooth.
                      The shape is very comfortable. It fits your hand like a glove.
                      I like the round holes on the mouthpiece, compared to the square ones found on other harmonicas. It gives you much more control over the notes your playing.
                      Flawless finish. More chrome than a '57 Bel Air. When you pull this out to play it, people will notice.
                      Nothing is free in life. You get what you pay for.

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