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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 ...

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Review of Hohner Marine Band in 12 Hole C

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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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Yamaha YCR2330II Bb Cornet

Advantages: Good value for money, attractive, good range
Disadvantages: Ring operated 3rd slide

Although I have recently bought a new cornet, this is the one that I played for the first 3 years of being a musician. Most music shops advise that this instrument is best for beginners, and I would definately agree with that. It is a very attractive in ...

x_Gemzi_x 03.09.2007 Read full review
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Holton Model 177 and related instruments

Advantages: Well built, good value for money, consistency within models
Disadvantages: Bore is too wide for the traditional european sound

My life as a french horn player began on a Holton 177. It is an American full double instrument with a fairly wide bore and made in a nickel silver (not containing any silver, of course...). For those of you who don't know about the different metals t ...

newc0597 05.05.2004 Read full review
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Review of Holten Holten French Horns

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a great instrument for all levels of players

Advantages: compact, light and a great sound
Disadvantages: screw-on bell takes some getting used to

i bought this horn a couple of months ago, and i was very impressed. although it was slightly more expensive than i had intened to pay for it, it is a lovely instrument with a great quality of sound. i found it easier to play a wider range with this horn; ...

eleanor27 23.09.2000 Read full review

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