Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Harmonica - Key of C

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 1400+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$50
Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Harmonica

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 93/100 is based on analysis of 1400+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Major Diatonic harmonica features Lee Oskar’s plastic comb that’s easier to clean and maintain. Its recessed bed securely holds the reed plate in order to prevent air leakage and project louder sounds.

Since Lee Oskar are one of the pioneers the modular system, they provide replaceable and easy to install mountable reed plates for this particular harmonica along with the rest of their harmonica line.

Specifications

  • Type: Diatonic
  • Tuning: Richter
  • Number of holes: 10
  • Reeds: 20 Brass
  • Cover plates:Stainless Steel
  • Reed plates: Brass Reed
  • Comb: Plastic

Pros
This harmonica received a lot of good ratings when it comes to its quality construction and sound for its price. Its reeds are quite durable, and when worn out after a long period of use, many users were pleased that its replacement reeds are easy to install and cost less than the harmonica itself. In terms of playing, a number of users mentioned this harmonica produced a bright and full tone with effortless bending.

Cons
Some users suggested that this harmonica is not ideal for using advance techniques such as "overblowing".

Overall
With its big holes that prevent overlapping notes while playing, this harmonica is a great choice for beginners and for those who are looking for harmonica that's easy to repair.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available that you can see in our guide to The Best Harmonicas for Blues.