Once again, Suzuki has researched and developed unique professional grade harmonicas. Utilizing the most seasoned tonewoods and unique construction technique, Suzuki proudly offers a new line of harmonicas in Hawaiian Koa.
Hawaiian Koa has been sought after by top musicians from all over the globe, from Ukulele players to top Mandolinists. This wood allows unique tonal qualities and when used in harmonica construction, gives a warmer tone. Using Hawaiian Koacan produce a high velocity of sound and a broad range of mid and low overtones. These 'lows' help to create a complex bottom end which imparts a richness to the overall tone to the instrument.
The high quality Hawaiian Koa comb in the MR-550H is resistant to moisture and swelling. The durability of Hawaiian Koa is regarded as one of the best in the 'Tonewood' family. If you prefer to play a wood comb harmonica but dislike the problems associated with wooden comb harmonicas in the past then here is the harmonica for you!
The re-designed reeds, which are the heart of the instrument, have been produced with the advanced player in mind. However, this new reed design makes it easier to play the instrument chromatically, right out of the box! The new Suzuki Reed plates allow ease of play, especially with overblow and overdraw techniques. The mouth piece is rounded for a great comfortable feel and ideal for tongue blocking technique.
The MR-550H is Suzuki's newest top-of-the-line all-hardwood Harmonica. Even the covers are Hawaiian Koa! It gives this model a rich, dark and bluesy tone that will have your audience begging for more. The richness of this instrument is unmatched and if you are looking for a traditional sound, here it is!"
(from Suzuki product information)