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Thread #60155 Message #1953106
Posted By: Bob Bolton
30-Jan-07 - 10:36 PM
Thread Name: 24 Hole Harmonicas Wanted
Subject: RE: 24 Hole Harmonicas Wanted
G'day even yet again "The GUEST who was BUTTERFLY",
Last weekend I went down to the Illawarra Folk Festival at Bulli, south of Sydney. Mitch of Oz Whistles had (as well a vast array of whistles = from AU$6.50 'Clarke' Megs ... to AU$650.00 hand-crafted (65,00)-penny whistles) one example of a Chinese "24-hole" (I still maintain there are 48 holes!) harmonica, branded Huang, in Organ (Octave) tuning. Unfortunately there was only the one ... and it was in the key of C major.
I don't know if Cham Ber Huang has prevailed on the Chinese harmonica plant to do the model in any other keys ... but "Huang" branded harmonicas are, generally, of better design / style / intent than the run of the mill models.