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      Hohner 542/20 Golden Melody Harmonica (100318817)
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the 542/20 Golden Melody Hohner is an especially airtight harmonica with a strong, full-bodied sound. The curved ends provide extra holding comfort, and it's ideal for overblowing. Get the one virtuoso Howard Levy prefers. Curved cover plates extend the entire length of the harmonica, providing increased resonant capacity. Reeds are set close to the open-framed mouthpiece and respond to the most subtle of commands, making the Golden Melody perfect for overblowing as well as bending.



Hohner 542/20 Golden Melody Harmonica Specifications:

  • 10 Single Holes, 20 reeds
    Plastic comb
    Length: 4 1/8"
    Keys: G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, F#


Hohner 542/20 Golden Melody Harmonica

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  • Great For Playing Melodies

    As reviewed by Sleepy Bill on 8/12/2009

    Most harmonicas are "just" (justified) tuned or compromised tuned, meaning that a couple of the notes are slightly out of tune, to make the chords sound better. The Golden Melody is "equal" tuned - tuned the same as a piano - making it better for playing single note melodies. It has a sweet, somewhat bright sound that, combined with the equal tuning, makes it an excellent choice for playing hymns, standards, show tunes and the like.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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  • Good Harp

    As reviewed by Allen on 12/18/2008

    probably the best harmonica for overblowing so if ob's are important to you, this is the harp for you (these are the only harps i will use) but if you just play blues or folk and don't care to ob, then i would get a marine band because they're more comfortable and i think they have a better sound.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Quality Control Issue

    As reviewed by Robert Hann on 2/19/2011

    One of the reasons I tried one of these harps is it looks like it would be comfortable in hand. The package came....I opened it. It did feel nice. I gave it a blow..... THE 1 HOLE DRAW....DIDN'T! Play with it a bit.... still no 1 draw. OK...Let's jam without it. When I jam, I "keep time" by squeezing the harp between my thumb and index finger. Cheap plastic harps give me a 'crack' or 'snap' each time I do. So does the Golden Melody. I was very disappointed and canceled my back order for another one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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