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Great starter harmonica

Advantages: plastic comb, easy to play, good for beginners and intermediates
Disadvantages: range of sound

The Hohner Special 20 - in key C because that's the key most playing is done in, on diatonic harmonicas - is a great harmonica for both beginners and intermediates. It's easy to play because of the plastic comb (the bit in between the harmonica's two meta ...

FK123 19.01.2005 Read full review
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Review of Hohner Special 20 Handmade C

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Great harmonica

Advantages: Great to play
Disadvantages: None...except price perhaps.

The Marine Band by Hohner is a classic harmonica, it was my first years ago, and was good to learn on. It also lookes very good, with polished metal with etchings offset by the wooden comb (the bit in between the metail parts, where the holes are). Th ...

FK123 11.11.2004 Read full review
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Review of Hohner Marine Band in 12 Hole C

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Hohner 64 C Good Quality worth the price

Advantages: Great sound and is loud so people can hear very well
Disadvantages: Quite big so might be hard to carry in your pocket

I found that this Harmonica was really good and had a very good sound to it. It is very easy to play and makes a great performing sound whether you are on stage, on the streets or just simply playing to your friends and family. This instrument is well wor ...

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Review of Hohner Super 64 C

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Elkhart 100TH Eb Tenor (Alto) Horn

Advantages: Build quality, appearance and tone. Excellent soft case.
Disadvantages: Very minor intonation issues in the upper register.

For the amazing price of this instrument (I paid around the 150 mark) it is an excellent horn for a player of beginner or intermediate standard. It is beautifully proportioned in the traditional saxhorn style - far more appealing to my eye than the open ...

Lumbricus 09.07.2008 Read full review
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Review of Elkhart 100TH Series Eb Tenor Horn

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Alexander model 103 and related instruments

Advantages: Beautiful sound, hand made
Disadvantages: Not ideal for beginners

I currently play on an Alexander 103, which I have owned now for many years. However, perhaps a little background first... I started off as a tenor horn player when I was about 11-12. I played that for a couple of years and then moved on to the french ...

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Review of Alexander French Horns

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