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Harmonicas of 2018 - Comparison Test 4
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In this brief comparison, we are going to be putting two products head to head. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. You might also be interested in our article Top 10 Best Harmonicas

Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Hohner Special 20 Harmonica. Just like we mentioned in the introduction, Hohner Harmonicas is one of the original distributors of the harmonica itself. This, first of all, means that their products are significantly more expensive than the other harmonicas we listed, but there are good reasons as to why that is, too.

The second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the Amosic Diatonic Blues Harmonica. The Amosic harmonica has been available on the market for a bit over a year now, and it’s easy to see that it has conquered the hearts of many. With over 50 5-star reviews behind its back, many customers are willing to invest into this harmonica without much hesitation. It looks simple, has a basic yet inviting design, and is placed right in the middle of the budget scale. It’s the ideal harmonica to buy for intermediate players that feel that they already have a grasp on harmonica playing basics.


A closer look at the Hohner Special 20 Harmonica

Established in 1857 by Matthias Hohner, this company has been around for almost two centuries. It’s easy to see that they know how to make stunning, reliable instruments that please all their customers. Hohner’s passions were developing quality harmonicas and accordions, and it’s no wonder that that’s what his company is most know for. It’s important to note that the Hohner Special 20 is a professional harmonica, hence its increased price when looking at other budget harmonicas.


A good look at the Amosic Diatonic Blues Harmonica

It comes in the key of C, has 10 holes and 20 tones to explore and experiment with. This also means that its ideal for playing all sorts of music genres, from blues, to folk music, to classical to country. The 5.8"x1.6"x1.2" design is ideal for the human hands and fits perfectly. All of these features make the Amosic Blues Harmonica a true best-seller, and it’s hard to find a better harmonica to buy at such an attractive price, with such good sound and quality craftsmanship.

HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON
Hohner Special 20 Harmonica Amosic Diatonic Blues Harmonica
KEY FEATURES
+ Comes with 30 days of free online harmonica lessons
+ Solid brass reed plates
+ Stainless steel coat
+ Ideal for pop/folk/rock/blues/jazz

+ Comes user manual & case
+ Elegant, chrome cover mirror design
+ Compact design
+ Ideal for all music genres
+ Phosphor bronze reeds

WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT
It’s the most ideal sounding harmonica that you could ask for for such a price. Check out the Hohner 1501BX Blues Band Harmonica as an alternative. Cons: - May be too expensive for some The tones are clear, crisp but don’t make any screeching sounds like the cheaper harmonicas do.


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Also see Music Critic's article Top 10 Best Harmonicas which includes even more information.


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