Seydel 1847 Classic LOW TONE 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica
Hand Made in Germany
SEYDEL’s Next-Generation Low-Harmonicas: the lowest sounding Blues harmonica in the world – with new Baritone design & Stainless Steel reeds.
The 1847 CLASSIC is now available in super-low tunings, redesigned to include a 20% thicker comb and raised coverplates. This innovation expands our 1847 line of Stainless Steel reed harmonicas to include the extreme bass range.
The double-low models (LL) are tuned two octaves lower than standard, making SEYDEL’s 1847 LLE the lowest tuned diatonic harmonica worldwide. In comparison to the ‘standard tuned’ models, low-tuned harmonicas offer a very sonoric, slightly softer and unobtrusive sound making them an excellent choice for accompaniment (chords or bass lines) as well as for soloing. Their sound is similar to that of a tenor saxophone, a trombone, or even a tuba, especially if played amplified. This considerably extends the range of application and opens many new possibilities for harmonica players.
To get the desired sound out of the low-tuned models the notes need more space. The resonance chamber, increased by the 20% thicker comb (sealed walnut) and the higher coverplates of the new 1847 Low models, help to produce a fatter and louder sound. Special Valves ensure very good air tightness even in the extreme low range.
This design change has a positive impact tonal control of the 1847 Low models.
Thanks to the raised coverplates, the rattling reed noise is a thing of the past and players get a greater sound projection towards the audience through the wide-opened back of the instrument. The improvements in design, such as the thicker comb aid in creating the larger resonance chamber, yielding a superior, low sound. The sound becomes fuller and more voluminous and the instrument can be played with a better response.