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Hohner Golden Melody Harmonica, A
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on March 4, 2011
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I like this harmonica don't get me wrong... I bought this because, well, I guess its different shape appealed to me. So I guess that I would have to start by saying that I like the Big River Harps more, but that is only because of the style of music I play and the way I play... my main problem, for lack of a better word, was that the holes were just slightly, not even enough to see at first glance, closer together than my Big River's, just enough, so that my tongue blocks were off ever so slightly, which produces an un-crisp note. That was so frustrating I had to put it down the first time I played it in a jam with my friends...
That being said, it is a beautiful harp, it sounds great (besides my problem stated above), and, if it is at all like the other horner's that I own, will put up with abuse quite well.
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on December 28, 2013
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I like the Golden Melody a lot, and already have one in C. Bought this 'sister' in A, and am liking it a lot!
The sound is great, mellow and fluid, very easy to play, but bends very well, for a more bluesy moment.
I definitely recommend it!
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on December 8, 2013
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Love this harp. Fits my hands well, good raspy sound, light weight, won't hurt to get wet. A great pocket harp. And it came with 30 day free online lessons. That's been great. Bought 2 of them a C and an A.
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I like it because of the tuning. The tone is OK. The holes are smaller than the Special 20 and you will be very aware of switching between the Special 20 and the Golden Melody. The 20 is a little louder and more rich but the tuning on my 20 is such that I often can't bare it. The reed plate on the GM sticks up into the lip contact area like the Marine Band. The 20 doesn't do that. The covers are attached with 4-40 stainless oval head, slotted machine screws and sexbolts which is very nice. The plastic combs allow you to clean them out without causing any damage.
Out of the box, don't expect a blues harp until it's adjusted. It either needs some adjustment or maybe if you play play play it will break in. That's never worked for me. Check out Adam Gussow for how to adjust.

Now that I have had it a couple months I like it better than I did at first. I have raised from 3 to 5 stars and went from being OK to pretty good.
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on August 16, 2012
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This is an easy to play harp. It sounds good for solos and for group playing. Very easy on the lips, I recommend for beginners through pro players.
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on May 5, 2011
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Good sound. Love the curved shape, it feels better in the corners of the mouth, and I find it eaiser to get a good seal with #1 & #10. Just wish the reed plates did not protrude past the plastic center plate. Other than that its a great harp.
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on January 3, 2015
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I play a melodic cross harp style in a blues/rock/country band, and I find the Golden Melodies to be easy on the mouth, easy to bend, and with very good tone. They should be warmed up before severe bending, but they are not as delicate as the Suzuki Pro Masters, which I also like and that have a good full sound.
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on August 14, 2014
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Hohner makes great harmonicas that last. I think the Golden Melody is my favorite - it has beautiful tone, is easy to play, and you can jam out if you want to - blow hard - these things can take it. Completely happy with it. You can also play as light as a feather with no trouble.
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on March 25, 2015
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This harmónica is a bit "harder" than the Special 20 in the sense that you requiere more experience to play it. It offers more resistence than the Special 20 but the sound is amazing.
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on April 16, 2015
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An excellent product. I borrowed one from a friend and had to purchase one of my own. It is tight and tuned well.
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