The S-14 is the chromatic for you if you are looking for a bigger range than the 12 hole but find the 16 hole too big. It features a 3 part slider system which runs super smooth and dead quiet. The mouthpiece and short stroke straight slide system is designed to be extremly fast, so it is great for ornaments and such. The cover plate design eliminates a lot of the bright overtones making the sound mellow and pleasant to listen to but at the same time it increases the volume of the instrument. The comb has optimized chambers for enhanced response. This together with the most important thing, "reed work", makes this harmonica the best 14 hole chromatic harmonicas we've ever built. The Top of the line reed work gives you an amazing reed response and incredible range of dynamics.
Available in C,D,E,F,G,A,Bb & Tenor-C. Other keys on request
After a challenging journey spanning over five years of development, testing, and evaluation, we are proud to present these innovative cover plates. One of the key challenges we aimed to overcome was the compromise between size and functionality. Custom cover plates made from other materials than metal often suffer from a common predicament: either they are excessively large on the outside, resulting in a harmonica that feels cumbersome and unwieldy to play, or they are too small on the inside, leading to thin, sharp sounds and reeds hitting the inside of the covers. We resolved this issue with our unique design approach. These cover plates has an exceptionally slender profile, measuring less than 0.5mm at their thinnest point. Despite their delicate appearance, they are surprisingly robust and sturdy, thanks to the thoughtful selection of materials and intricate engineering. However, it's worth noting that they are not invulnerable and can break if subjected to significant force, much like other delicate instruments such as the violin. Our cover plates were meticulously designed to enhance both volume and sound quality. By implementing innovative acoustic principles, we have achieved a harmonica that exudes a mellower, louder and more focused sound.
These combs are engineered to optimize the instrument's airflow and resonance, resulting in an performance boost. Equipped with a one-of-a-kind internal brass-tube resonator system, the chromatic premium performance combs take harmonica acoustics to the next level. These resonators ingeniously connect the brass elements of the top and bottom reed plates, amplifying vibrations and enriching overtones. These combs feature optimised chambers volumes which increases the response of the reeds. The Performance Custom Combs seamlessly integrate into your harmonica, delivering a performance upgrade without compromising the instrument's familiar feel and playability.
Our Premium harmonicas features exceptional reed work that sets it apart from the rest. We pay meticulous attention to every detail when setting up the Top of the line reed work, resulting in a harmonica that offers unparalleled responsiveness, tonal clarity, and durability. By combining our craftsmanship with extensive research and development, we have created a reed work that offers an extraordinary playing experience. Whether you're a professional musician, a dedicated enthusiast, or a studio recording artist, our top-of-the-line reed work elevates your harmonica playing to new heights. Apart from the normal reed work such as reed curvature, embossing etc. we have developed an innovative treatment that extends the life of the reeds, stabilizes their tuning, and significantly improves the overall sound quality.