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Seasoned rosewood comb stays comfortable.

Using the most seasoned tonewoods and unique construction technique, the MR-500 Firebreath harmonica is the result of Suzuki's research and development of unique professional grade harmonicas.

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 of the harmonica.
The redesigned 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 harmonica chromatically, right out of the box! The Suzuki Reed plates allow ease of play, especially with overblow and overdraw techniques.

The Suzuki MR-500 Firebreath harmonica is also made with the same high quality Rosewood. If you prefer to play a wood comb harmonica but dislike the problems associated with wood comb harmonicas in the past, then here is the harmonica for you. Just like the MR-550, the comb is resistant to moisture and swelling. The mouth piece is rounded for a great comfortable feel and ideal for tongue blocking technique. The durability of rosewood is regarded as one of the best in the tonewood family.


  • 10-hole diatonic
    Standard, Richter tuning
    Rosewood comb
    Resistant to moisture and swelling
    Redesigned reeds for easier overblows and overdraws
    Rounded mouthpiece for comfort and easier tongue-blocking

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  • Great out of the box

    As reviewed by Dennis Lynch on 12/30/2011

    I had asked for the Suzuki Bluesmaster for Christmas but My kids decided to get the Fire Breath instead. The quality if excellent right out of the box. Every thing is smooth and well finished, the mustache does not get stuck in the corners. The sound is a little quiet but I think it will get better as it breaks in. The rosewood gives the harp a nice solid feel. I have tried the Lee Oskar but found it has a plastic taste that I am sensitive to. I can't even drink bottled water. I am destined to play wooden comb harps. The Marine Band (MB) has been my favorite until now. The problem with the MB is before playing I have to; file all the corners on the comb, Sand the comb with 1200 grit sand paper, Seal the wood, and then drill and put it back together with #2 Screws. With my time figured in, the MB cost more than the Fire Breath. The Fire Breath has become my favorite.

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