I liked my first Seydel so much, I started a blog about it…

I just bought my first Seydel – an 1847 Classic in C – and the moment I put it to my lips, I was in love. So much so, in fact, that I decided that the internet needed to hear about these amazing harmonicas.  You see, in trying to research Seydels before buying one, I had to sift through a shallow pool of information regarding the oldest harmonica still in production.  Odd, I thought, that such a seemingly impressive instrument would have so little web presence.  It turns out that Seydel only recently moved into the US market and, as such, is making its initial break into the North American Harmonica market.  Several pros seemed to be aware of the harps, but had little more to say than “they’re good,” or “I use them at gigs.”  I wanted to know how they felt, how they sang.  Forum posts were largely left unanswered or responded to with the most rudimentary of harp knowledge.  Reviews by pros, along with being few and far between, were clinical, sandwiched between reviews of more mainstream harps and cheap knockoff toys.  No one, it seemed, had played and loved this instrument and then shared it with the world.

Well, I aim to fix that.  Beginning with my first, an 1847 Classic in C, I intend to write about every harmonica I buy from Seydel… oh, and there will be many more to come!  I will write about the harp later, but for now I can say that it is such a beautiful instrument that I instantly gave up on my Suzukis and Hohners.  Every harp I buy for the next while is going to be a Seydel.  Now, I’m not a rich man so you’re going to have to be patient with me.  I may only get a new harp once every month or two.  But I’ll write more than once about a harp… promise.  And from time to time maybe I can drop a recording on the blog and you can hear my Seydel sing.

Until then, new reader, keep on blowing…

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About Parker

I'm a woodworker by day and a musician by night, a blogger on the weekends and an artist when I can find the time.

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  1. Pingback: A Milestone! « Harmonica Love Affair

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