Top Rated Richter-Tuned Octave Harmonica
An Octave harmonica has two tones an octave apart for each hole. (This is what the Hohner Auto-Valve did when they were made. Sadly, they have been discontinued.) The instruments have a divided comb made of plastic. When drawing or blowing, two reeds at a time are caused to vibrate.
They are tuned with an interval of exactly one octave apart . To minimize air loss and to increase the volume there are additional windsavers built in. The result is a full and powerful sound.
- 10 discrete holes 40 reeds, 2×2 reeds per channel, half-valved
- Body discrete, plastic
- Covers stainless steel,
- Weight Concerto 3.316 Oz)
- Measures: (4.9, x 1.18 x1.06 inches)
Seydel is the oldest ongoing harmonica factory, having started in 1847, and it was Hohner’s biggest competitor until after World War II, when it ended up on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain. It survived that period and is now coming into it’s own again, but, unlike Hohner, this is a small factory still making harmonicas the old fashioned way, on old machinery, and by hand. They take great pride in their work.
PLEASE NOTE: HARMONICAS CANNOT BE RETURNED ONCE IT HAS BEEN PLAYED! THIS IS FORBIDDEN BY HEALTH REGULATIONS AND ALSO MANUFACTURER’S POLICIES.