Summary: I've been playing harp almost 50 years. I've been using Lee Oskars almost 30 years, since he's been retailing them. Oskars are, over all, the best harps I've used. They last the longest, have the best tone, and are the easiest to play, once broken in, of any harp I've played. Tommy Reilly's pure silver chromatic may be better but it's probably more expensive!
Summary: what a nice clear sound it has,,and smooth ,,,nice size for someone with small hands , i got this because of all the good things people wrote about it in the reviews, sense i always wanted to play ,so decided to learn ,,and wasn't shore what kind to get ,,so thanks for all the reviews to help me out ,, and i am so glad i got this one it came in a nice plastic case ,not a cardboard box, all throw i did order a case for it,( witch i will use) when i bought this Harmonica,,...
Summary: The Hohner Pro harp has a very similar sound to the Lee Oskar but the painted black paint made it slower and not as smooth on the lips as well as before long flaking. The Seydel Session had the best feel in the hands with its thicker yet tampered ends lower profile, but pretty mellow and not as reedy or defined in sound. This would be my preferred harp when amplified, as one could adjust the tone at the amp controls. All good harps at comparably good prices.
Summary: I love the tones of this harmonica. I have not been into playing music in my lifetime and decided to do something to break that morass. So I'm a beginner, but twice a day now I relax, learn a little more and enjoy opening up a window into a world of delightful music-making.
Summary: I am an absolute beginner at music and the harmonica. I received the Lee Oskar harmonica just three days ago. NeilYoungFan was the seller, the estimated delivery date was Nov. 7-21. I received it early on the 7th, absolutely awesome turn around. The case is black and plastic, and looks like it was made in the 80's. Not a classy case, but certainly gets the job done.
Summary: Pros...Light weight, easy to bend without too much trouble, great feel, warm resonating tone, easy to find the right hole, airtight. Cons...The tone is way off on the -1, the 8 and -9 are hard to play without changing pitch, the -8 and 9 have hardly any tone, the 10 and -10 forget about it.