When you hear the name Lee Oskar, your first reaction might be to think about the well-known superstars of the seventies War. With their hits such as Low Rider, Why Can't We Be Friends, and the Cisco Kid, War continues to be a staple on the touring circuit. Part of War's charm came from the harmonica work of Lee Oskar. As a matter of fact, Oskar was such a respected musician that he formed a harmonica company of his own in 1983. His company, aptly named Lee Oskar, has grown to become one of the most appreciated harmonica producers in the world.
Lee Oskar harmonicas are well known for their versatility. Not only are they ideal for blues, rock, and folk music, but their signature altered tunings also make them exceptionally well suited for reggae and ska, hip hop, Latin grooves and more. Many artists insist on using nothing but Lee Oskar harmonicas. In fact, the legendary Junior Wells was actually buried with a collection of Lee Oskar harmonicas, so he could play on in the great beyond!
Of course, this all leads up to the big question: which Lee Oskar harmonica is right for you? The truth is that it's a matter of personal preference. Have a look around and see what you like, and if you're not sure where to begin your search, check out some of our best sellers. The Major Diatonic Harmonica, for example, offers a design that's more airtight, easier to bend, and better sounding than most of the competition. Best of all, this harmonica features an easily replaceable reed, so it will be ready to go whether you're hitting the studio or the stage.
Lee Oskar also offers a fantastic selection of harmonica accessories, such as their classic harmonica holder. This holder sits comfortably around your neck, making it easier than ever to play your guitar and harp at the same time. Fully adjustable with an all metal construction, this holder is a must have.
Lee Oskar is a performer who is beloved throughout the music world for his style and skill. Everything he has learned from a life on the road has been put into his harmonicas, and that experience shines through in the fantastic tone and projection of his instruments.