The D-10 Premium Diatonic Harmonica combines the finest elements of two legendary models—the Golden Melody and the Marine Band—and takes them to new heights of excellence. The first thing you'll notice about the D-10 is it’s stunning aesthetics. The cover plates extend all the way to the edge, giving it a sleek and seamless appearance. Crafted with utmost precision, this harmonica is not only visually striking but also provide an incredibly smooth and comfortable playing experience. But the D-10 isn't just about looks; it packs a punch in the sound department too. Boasting a unique blend of the Golden Melody and Marine Band sound, this harmonica delivers a tone that is rich, vibrant, and mellow.
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. What sets the diatonic Performance Custom Combs apart is their unique aerodynamic formed slots, strategically designed to increase the speed of airflow. This improvement translates into enhanced response and volume. Equipped with a one-of-a-kind internal brass-tube resonator system, the Performance Custom 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. The lower octave feature wider and bigger chambers which allow for a greater volume of air to pass through, resulting in a louder lower octave. The middle octave chambers maintain the same width as the previous performance combs. Lastly, the top octave chambers feature narrower and smaller dimensions, enhancing the response and making bending easier. Remarkably, despite these significant advancements, the outer appearance of the comb remains unchanged. When mounted in the harmonica, you won't notice or feel the difference in chamber sizes. 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.