The Suzuki F-20E Fabulous 10-hole diatonic harmonica represents the state-of-the-art in harmonica design, while keeping the best aspects of tradition. Using the highest quality materials throughout, t... Click To Read More About This Product
The Suzuki F-20E Fabulous 10-hole diatonic harmonica represents the state-of-the-art in harmonica design, while keeping the best aspects of tradition. Using the highest quality materials throughout, the appearance and sound of this harmonica is stunning.
In a quest for the pure beauty of timbre, Suzuki redesigned and tested every part through an exhaustive prototype process. The precision tolerances achieved in the Fabulous harmonica is unmatched by any other production harmonica-and you can hear it in the way the reeds respond soulfully to even the lightest breath.
Superb airtightness and instant response of the reeds to every breath creates a feeling of euphoria for every player when they first try Suzuki's F-20E Fabulous Harmonica. The rich timbre of the Fabulous is a result of 21st century design matched with respect for the best aspects of tradition, embodied in top quality components with Suzuki's high-accuracy processes.
Overblows and overdraws
Suzuki has specially designed the reeds of the Fabulous to make overblows and overdraws easy to play, smooth-sounding and stable. Previously, players had to endure long waiting times for hand-customized harmonicas suitable for overblowing. Now Suzuki has employed all its exacting design and manufacturing skills to create a superlative overblow harmonica, which will satisfy the demands of players who use this increasingly popular technique.
Solid Brass Body
Each solid brass body takes a whole day to make using the high-precision spark-erosion process, ensuring absolute accuracy for perfect airtightness. The rigidity and solid mass of the brass improves reed response (especially at the bass end), and the upper-octave chambers are specially contoured to give unbelievable response in the high range. Silver plating imparts a smooth luxury finish for great looks and a pure bell-like sound.
Long Profile Phosphor Bronze Reeds, designed exclusively for the Fabulous diatonics, produce a more powerful and dynamic sound. From the quietest whisper to an all-out blues wail, these high-performance reeds give the player instantaneous and delicately nuanced response, along with Suzuki's legendary long reed life.
Extra Thick Reedplates are used in the Fabulous to match the superlative tonal qualities of the brass body. Thick reedplates increase stability and give enhanced response to each reed. The extra rigidity of the thick reedplates allows a perfectly flat finish that adheres firmly to the body, to ensure maximum airtightness. All this adds up to feather-light reed response and a luxuriant, rich tone.
Silver-plated Coverplates finish off the elegant appearance of the Fabulous. But they are practical too, as silver-plating is well known to give optimum lubrication in the mouth, ensuring players' lips don't stick while performing extended passages. Suzuki's all-new artistic design for the coverplates is also comfortable and secure to hold.
Suzuki makes many different 10-hole diatonic harmonicas, tremolo Hhrmonicas, chromatic harmonicas, and orchestral bass and chord harmonicas. It is one of the biggest harmonica ranges available.
Over more than 50 years, Suzuki have earned an enviable reputation for innovation, meticulous design, and precision manufacturing. Their harps are respected for their incredible reed durability, as well as great tone and response.
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Comments about Suzuki F-20E Fabulous Series Diatonic Harmonica:
This instrument is the even temperement variety. I have now had it for several weeks. I love the solid highs, I have several other Suzukis and this is clearly the best sounding and playing model. It is very solid feeling. I would recommend it to anyone. I originally aquired a harp to learn scale structure, to aid in understanding my guitar. As a neat piece of trivia. Any piece of music that can be played on a harp is portable to any other diatonic harp key as a hole pattern in the same hole numbers. To us non-musicionsthis is unexpected and I assume coresponde to alternate scale types. A lot of music theroy is hidden in these little gems. This harp is in tune out of the box and plays quite well. For thodse of us who dont know where to get a custom harp this is outstanding,OR RATHER, fabulous.