CHROMATIC HARMONICAS: “Grégoire Maret Sound”
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.
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.
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.