CHROMATIC HARMONICAS: “Grégoire Maret Sound”: Suzuki G-48
When we embarked on making signature models for our star chromatic harmonica player Grégoire Maret, Grégoire stated that above all “I want a Beautiful Dark Sound.”
This was the seed that triggered the development of the G-48 and G-48W.
Grégoire was constantly seeking this mysterious “Beautiful Dark Sound” throughout the development of his signature models. He proposed many ideas, including the materials to be used, the colors, the tolerance of the reeds and other intricate aspects of these magical instruments.
After exhaustive research, the G-48 and G-48W fulfill the spirit of his ideas to the last detail.
The G-48 has a powerful and intense sound that’s combined with a unique dark blue coverplate. The special plating is not just beautiful but has high durability characteristics. This plating material is renowned for its durability.
FABULOUS HARMONICAS: F-48/F-64
The brand-new Fabulous harmonica series from Suzuki represents the ultimate state of the art in harmonica design, while keeping the best aspects of tradition. The appearance and sound of the instruments is stunning, with use of the highest quality materials throughout.
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 harmonicas are 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 all new Fabulous Chromatic 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.
Hohner NEW SUPER 64X Performance Series
Hohner New Super 64X Performance Series hit the market with its indeed astonished chromatic enthusiasts with its black and gold design and its volume boost thanks to the double thickness reed plates on the first two octaves.
Its double thickness reed plates now extend over the entire range of the instrument, offering a massive boost in volume in all octaves and the high-end coating gives it a uniquely attractive appearance.
The VarioSpring System allows individual adjustment of slide spring tension, while the revolutionary construction of the new SilentSlide is exceptionally airtight and almost completely silent in operation. In addition, the optimized comb chambers ensure fastest possible response.
Just like the new Super 64, the Super 64X sets new standards in durability and ease of maintenance. The reed plates are mounted with screws, without contact to the covers, reducing reed wear and making basic maintenance much simpler. The covers are attached separately and the nylon case provided also serves as a mobile work bench.
Hohner ACE 48 Performance Series
ACE stands for Acoustic Coupling Elements, removable inserts with which you can adjust tonal color and weight distribution of your ACE 48 to your personal taste.
In addition, the new VarioSpring system permits adjustment of slide spring tension to suit your playing style. These two features represent genuine innovations which have never previously been available in a series built harmonica and are exclusive to HOHNER.
The ACE 48 also offers unparalleled playing comfort thanks to the all-new ergonomic cover and mouthpiece design. It is delivered equipped with brass coupling elements, with the option of purchasing pearwood elements as add-ons. With the ACE 48, we continue to set new standards in chromatic harmonica design.
ORCHESTRAL DOUBLE BASS: SDB-39
Add the Deep Rich Bottom Your Ensemble Play Needs!
To compliment the Chord Harmonica, Suzuki offers the Double Bass Harmonica for ensemble play. Special voicing or tuning gives the Double Bass a beautiful, rich, projecting sound quality. The upper low notes are tuned to a C# scale and the lower low notes are tuned to a C scale. You can cover a full 2 chromatic octaves. Each note has 2 reeds which are an octave apart. Double reeds create not only a deep and rich sound, but also a crisp sound with a projecting edge. The player has ultimate control for just the right effect. Each instrument comes in a beautiful velvet lined wooden case with carrying pouch. ORCHESTRAL & ENSEMBLE CHORD: SCH-48
Suzuki has been producing the highest quality Harmonicas for over fifty years and has elevated the manufacturing process to an art form, as evidenced by the exceptional Orchestral Chord Harmonica, pictured here. The chord harmonica is an essential part of ensemble performance and we’re proud to offer the most exclusive instrument of its kind for your performance goals. Major and 7th chords arranged on the upper row, and Minor, Diminished and Augmented chords are arranged on the lower row. 192 holes among each 2 rows of top and bottom combs create the 48 chords. Chords and melody are very easy to play. Each note has 2 reeds which create thick and rich chord sounds. Each instrument comes in a beautiful velvet lined case with protective carrying pouch.