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Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Harmonica, Key of C
Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Harmonica, Key of C
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Commonly used tunings. Well-suited for blues, rock, country, folk, and jazz. They're more airtight, easier to bend, and better sounding than many harps.
|Product Length:||5.0 inches|
|Product Width:||2.2 inches|
|Product Height:||2.2 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.02 pounds|
|Package Length:||4.2 inches|
|Package Width:||1.5 inches|
|Package Height:||1.1 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.2 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 123 reviews|
Easier second-position bending
All key components are replaceable
Durable, they last longer than other harps
|Average Customer Review: ( 123 customer reviews )
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128 of 130 found the following review helpful:
Simple,efficient,enduring,.. Oct 24, 2005
By L. Nguyen
I bought this harmonica as an absolute beginner, and I loved it from the beginning. It sounds warm & vibrating.
Since then, I bought more expensive harmonicas. Still, this is the harmonica I love to play with the most because of its warmth, its sonic stability,and its simplicity(size, structure)-->makes it easier for you to show off techniques.
I highly recommend it, especially for beginners.
130 of 133 found the following review helpful:
The best Sep 08, 2006
By Richard O. Hillery
I have owned about 30 different harps, including 5 Lee Oskars. The Lee Oskar is the best. Sounds good too. It bends easily when you want it to, and does not bend when you don't want it to. If you don't know how to bend the notes, get a Lee Oskar and learn how. Then you can bend notes on any of the others, but it is harder and does not sound as good. If you pay attention to the videos, most of the professionals use this brand. If you are a beginner, buy this because it make you sound better.
108 of 111 found the following review helpful:
Awsome Harp! Nov 13, 2004
By N. Langston
Don't be put off by the price. This is a the best harmonica I have ever played. It's comfortable to play and you can get amazing bends out of it. Plus I have been playing it for over a year and it's still going strong. It will save you money in the long run.
60 of 62 found the following review helpful:
Grandma's First Harmonica! Nov 03, 2006
"Zest for Life"
I am a grandmother of nine!!! I heard a man playing harmonica in a furniture store while his wife shopped and it was wonderful! Instead of being annoyed, everyone within earshot was all smiles and a small crowd formed. I wanted to be able to do that also as I love music. I had tried piano and was all thumbs- but this Lee Oscar Major C Diatonic Harmonica is just the berries. It took me some time to figure out the breathing but there are lots of sources for good instruction. I would practice in the evening while my husband read. I kept saying "Honey, do you know what I'm playing?" He would say no. After about a week of this routine, my husband started to play "name that tune"! I have been so thrilled. This is a great harmonica with beautiful tones and the best price around. You won't regret this purchase if you love harmonica. I especially like the fact that the reeds can be replaced, if necessary, by unscrewing the case. This Lee Oskar harmonica is great- but the bottom line is practise. At some point I know I will feel comfortable enough to play in the hardware store while my husband shops!
35 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Excellent - but not quite a Hohner May 21, 2009
By M. M. Jackson
I bought this and a Hohner Special 20 key of C harp to test them both out. This harp is a great harp, pretty much the exact same as the Hohner Special 20 in overall quality. "Feels" a little more airtight, brighter and louder than the hohner, but in side-by-side testing the effect is diminished.
The Hohner Special 20 just seems to have this little extra...expression to it. More life or something.
Both harps very bendable, etc. Real high quality.
As for the replaceable reed plates...Amazon has this harp marked down to about the $25 level. Reed plate replacements are about $19. Now I realize that at retail that's half the price of a RETAIL harp, but only $6 less than a "whole new harp" otherwise.
With this in mind, I would generally recommend beginners start with the Hohner Special 20. Just a slightly better or at least more fun-sounding and fun to play harp with a little more animation and expression available "free", in my opinion.
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