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MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole
Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole
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Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole - Key of C (091115-HC)  

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Combined shipping for orders of THREE OR MORE HARMONICAS at MandoHarp is now FREE TO ALL DESTINATIONS!!!

Please feel free to contact us by phone (61-2-65685545) or email (info@mandoharp.com) for information and assistance in combining purchases.

 

"If a harmonica can be described as luxurious, the new Suzuki Chromatix Series surely qualify.

These 12, 14 and 16 hole harmonicas are gorgeous to look at, substantial to hold and a pleasure to play. Comfortable and completely air tight, the Chromatix Series is specially designed for professionals and hand constructed by skilled workers . . . one at a time.

Features include ergonomically designed mouthpiece, precise and smooth slide mechanism, ABS comb, Phosphor Bronze reed plates and chrome plated covers.

Exquisite attention to detail make these harps the most airtight chromatics ever produced by a major manufacturer. Play one once to hear and feel the difference. Their smooth tone production and quick response will allow you to advance your playing level far ahead of what you thought possible.

Each Chromatix harmonica is packed in its own deluxe soft lined case and includes a Suzuki cleaning and polishing cloth.

 

Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole

The new line of Suzuki Harmonicas incorporate the latest in technology and design features to give the player a whole new world of musical expression. All Suzuki Harmonicas feature laser reed tuning with specially developed reeds that produce the widest choice of sound timbres within any harmonica line. Suzuki designed some models with an all new machined alloy body that not only controls expansion due to heat and moisture, but works to amplify and project the harmonica sound qualities. Suzuki harmonicas are designed for you, with more features, more sound and more quality than any other harmonica in the world." - from Suzuki Product Information.

This finely designed and manufactured harmonica is in the key of C. Other keys are available on request. Dane Clarke personally tests and performs any necessary adjustments and fine tuning on every MandoHarp harmonica sold. We will have further postings of quality Harmonicas just as soon as we can get the listings constructed.

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About the Tester

Dane is a professional systems engineer, academic and musician who has played harmonica for over forty years. He currently plays harmonica and mandolin with a celtic/folk/blues band, Headland and a celtic/gypsy band, The Gypsy Tarts. Dane has researched and practiced harmonica maintenance and tuning in earnest for the last five years (since retiring from full-time professional work), and during this time has often been privileged to meet and learn from some of Australia's premier harmonica artists and technicians. On the qualifications side of things, Dane has undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Business, and post-graduate qualifications in Information Technology and Education. He works as a part-time academic these days and though he loves teaching computer engineering he enjoys himself much more when working on instruments and playing music!

Chromatic Harmonicas

The Chromatic harmonica is a type of harmonica that uses a button-activated sliding bar to redirect air from the hole in the mouthpiece to the selected reed-plate desired. This harp is used for Celtic, Classical, and Jazz, as well as many other styles. Traditionally these are made so that when the button is not pressed, an altered diatonic major scale of the key of the harmonica is available and depressing the button accesses the same scale a semi-tone higher in each hole, thus giving an instrument capable of playing the 12 notes of the Western chromatic scale. Two famously accomplished chromatic harmonica players were the classical player Larry Adler and the jazz player Jean "Toots" Thielmans. from the  Wikipedia entry for Chromatic harmonicas , a good basic description of chromatic harmonicas

FEATURES
  • Ergonomically designed mouthpiece
  • Precise and smooth slide mechanism
  • ABS comb
  • Machined Phosphor Bronze reed plates
  • Chrome plated steel covers
  • Laser tuned
  • Attractive and hard wearing, soft-lined, hard-shell carrying case
  • Suzuki cleaning/polishing cloth included
  • Replacement reed plates available
Specifications for this particular instrument

Basic Information

Attribute Description
Key C
Tuning Solo (standard chromatic tuning)
Holes 12
Reeds 48
 
MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole

Tuning Chart

Blow note C C# E F G G# C C# C C# E F
Hole
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
Slider
out
in
out
in
out
in
out
in
out
in
out
in
Draw note  D D# F F# A A# B C D D# F F#

Blow note G G# C C# C C# E F G G# C C#
Hole
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10
11
11
12
12
Slider
out
in
out
in
out
in
out
in
out
in
out
in
Draw note A A# B C D D# F F# A A# B D

Dimensions

Measurement mm inches
Overall Length 158  6 1/4
Overall Width 45 1 3/4
Overall Depth 30 1 3/16

Construction Materials

Component Material
Covers
Chrome plated Stainless Steel
Comb
ABS plastic
Reed plates Phosphor Bronze
Case
Tough, hard-shell with soft dark blue lining
MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole
MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole

MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole

MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole

MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole

MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole

MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole

MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole
MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole
MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole
MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole
MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole
MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole
MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole
MandoHarp - Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica - SCX-48 'Chromatix' 12-Hole

About MandoHarp Instruments

All MandoHarp instruments are tracked from the moment of their original creation or purchase. Each instrument is assessed by an expert musician when received and again before offering it for sale. A brief report is written and stored in our database for each item, noting paticularly our expert assessment on receipt, any work performed on the instrument and its final condition.

Personal Service

At MandoHarp we like to get to know our customers - we're musicians and we like to get to know other musicians. We love to talk with musicians whenever possible [probably a bit too much! :)]. And especially musicians who are interested in our instruments. Please feel more than welcome to email (info@mandoharp.com) or phone us (61- 2-65685545) to discuss your music at any time.

Inspections, trials and pickup by prior arrangement are welcome at our workshops in Nambucca Heads, near Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast.

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