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Suzuki Diatonic Harmonicas

Diatonic- The standard 10-hole diatonic harmonicas come in all 12 keys of music and allow you to play a complete 7-note scale of the key of the harmonica. Additional notes from outside the scale can be acquired by "bending" certain draw (inhale) and blow (exhale) notes. Most professionals primarily play diatonic harmonica. Diatonic harmonicas are typically used in blues, rock, country, and folk, but can also be found in nearly all styles of music. They are sometimes referred to as a "blues harp", "harp", "short harp", or "standard 10-hole".

The particular model and brand of diatonic played by your favorite pro is not important when choosing a harmonica, more importantly, learn to play like the pro and you will sound like them. If you are at all serious about learning to play, start with a good quality one. The cheaper ones leak air, are very difficult to learn to bend, and can cause no end of frustration.

Note: All keys of standard diatonic harmonicas are layed out and played the same way. That is, if you own a standard 10-hole diatonic in a key other than the key of "C" (like an "A" or "D" for instance), it will play the same as the "C" for songs, riffs, and instruction, but the music comes out in a different key.

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Buy Suzuki Manji Diatonic Harmonica
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Suzuki Manji Diatonic Harmonica- Advanced technology and functional beauty are combined in this stunning 10 hole diatonic harmonica, the all-new Suzuki MANJI Harmonica. This revolutionary new diatonic harmonica is named after Mr. Manji Suzuki, the company's founder, now in his mid 80s, but still very much in charge. He started with a single hand-built model 70 years ago, and has built Suzuki up into one of the world's premier harmonica manufacturers. Comes with stainless steel cover plates, Phosphor Bronze Reeds, and Wood/Resin Composite Comb.
Buy Suzuki Promaster Diatonic harmonica
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Suzuki Promaster Diatonic Harmonica- The Suzuki Promaster comes with a machined Phosphor Bronze reed plates (replaceable), tuned and bendable reed system and the satin anodized aluminum alloy comb that holds it all together. The ergonomically designed, polished stainless steel reed covers provide maximum playing comfort while the inner components produce the rich tones and clarity so sought after by professional players.
Buy Suzuki Olive Diatonic Harmonica
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Suzuki Olive Diatonic Harmonica - The coverplates have a vivid green Olive hue, achieved in a special high-tech process without any coloring material for lasting durability and clear tone. The Olive's tight seal between component parts makes respond quickly to quick phrases, and gives sensitive tone and bending control....
Suzuki Promaster Box Set
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Suzuki Promaster Box Set - The Promaster's extreme precision Phosphor Bronze reed plates and laser cut, bendable reed system combine with the solid anodized billet aluminum comb to create the best harmonica you have ever played! The ultra-smooth polished stainless steel reed covers are designed for hours and hours of effortless playing comfort. The boxed set comes in a high impact, compact carrying case with a snap lock top and soft foam divided lining that will protect your investment and create quick and easy access to your Promasters. Promaster 6 key set: C, G, A, D, F and Bb.
Suzuki Professional 10 Hole Diatonic Pure Harp
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Suzuki Professional 10-Hole Diatonic Pure Harp in Rosewood- The MR-550 is Suzuki's newest all-hardwood Harmonica. Even the covers are Rosewood. It gives this model a rich, dark and bluesy tone that will have your audience begging for more. 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. Key of "C" only.
Suzuki Pipe Humming Vibrato 10 Hole Diatonic Harmonica
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Suzuki Pipe Humming Vibrato 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica - The PH-20 Pipe Humming harmonica is the only harp of its kind. The hauntingly beautiful sound of a harmonica vibrato is now as easy as playing the blues. No more struggling to get an air tight seal with your hands. Control is the name of this game. Get a perfect vibrato the very first time you try. Slow, fast, loud, low, flutter, any way you want to make your music sound. ABS comb and phosphor bronze reeds combine with special nickel plated pipe cover to create a heavy, rich, deep sound. Key of "C" only.
Buy Suzuki Promaster Valved 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica
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Suzuki Promaster Valved 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica - Suzuki brings you the new valved Promaster, built with the same precision as the standard Promaster. It's a revolutionary new harmonica that features precision crafted reed plates for easy note bending and featuring Phosphor Bronze reeds. Draw cycle valve system circulates air to allow note bending in the blow as well as the draw cycle. Its note bending abilities will make your music magical! Comes with a soft lined hard shell carrying case. Key of "C" only.
Buy Suzuki Promaster Valved Gold 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica
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Suzuki Promaster Valved Gold 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica (MR-350VG)- The Gold Promasters are a limited production version of the Promaster Valved. Gold Promaster features a C.N.C. machined billet alloy comb, the ultimate in precision air tightness and lasting quality. The Phosphor Bronze interchangeable reeds are built using our new computer controlled laser cutting system, producing unheard of tone and sound projection. Plated in 18 karat gold with satin black anodized combs, and includes a soft lined ergonomic carrying case. Key of "C".
Buy Suzuki Firebreath 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica
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Suzuki Firebreath 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica (MR-500)- The Firebreath is part of the new line of harmonicas in Rosewood from Suzuki. Rosewood has been sought after by top musicians from all over the globe, from Classical Guitar players to top Violinists. This wood allows unique tonal qualities and when used in harmonica construction, gives a warmer tone. Using Rosewood can 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.
Buy Suzuki Firebreath 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica
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Suzuki Overdrive Bendable 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica (MR-300)- Years in the making, the new Overdrive Harmonica is so unique, it even has a special patent to protect its incredible design. Precisely placed holes in the top and bottom of this harmonica allow you to produce thick, rich and beautiful over-blow and over-draw sounds. Although players have been bending notes for more than a century, it has only recently been discovered that when you draw bend, it is the BLOW reed that makes the bent note. Conversely, when you blow bend, it is the opposite blow reed in the same air channel that makes the bent note. With a little practice, the new Overdrive Harmonica will let you blow and draw notes with greater control and much bigger volume than any harmonica you've ever played! Comes with deluxe carrying case. Key of "C" only.
Buy Suzuki Promaster Hammond Diatonic Harmonica
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Suzuki Promaster Hammond Diatonic Harmonica- Ever wanted a Hammond organ that will fit in your pocket? Look no further. The HA-20 harmonica carries the colored Hammond logo, which looks great against its black shell. Immediately you will be addicted to its beautiful sound. The HA-20 features Phosphor Bronze reeds and includes a hard shell carrying case.
Buy Suzuki Firebreath 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica
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Suzuki Folkmaster Diatonic Harmonica Box Set (1072S)- The working harmonica player requires a diverse selection of keys to play all the songs in each session. Suzuki makes this easy and affordable with the Folkmaster's 12 key set boxed set. The classic, ergonomic design of the Folkmaster creates an exceptional sound clarity and playing comfort. The thin laser tuned, bendable reed system produces those sought after mellow tones and sound timbres professionals demand. This set of harmonicas includes a heavy duty storage case with a snap lock top and soft foam dividers that keeps your set together and holds them for quick and easy key selection. Keys include: C, G, A, D, E, F, Bb, B, F#, Eb, Ab and Db.

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