Re: [Harp-L] Lee Oskar

On Apr 5, 2012, at 7:22 PM, Tony Stephens wrote:

> I want some input on Lee Oskar harps, likes or dislikes. I have keys A & G. They are hard to draw on holes 2 &3. That is most likely me, as a beginner. I have been told these harps are tuned for country not blues, is that true.

I used Lee Oskars for years before switching to custom Marine Bands. They lasted a very long time before going out of tune. I don't do any overblowing. From what I understand, LOs are not suitable for that technique. If you're looking for good quality harps right out of the box, I'd recommend them in a heartbeat. I also like Suzuki Manjis, which is another Japanese harp. They're pricier. As far as tuning goes, the LOs come in several different tunings. Major Diatonic, Melody Maker, Natural Minor, and Harmonic Minor. Do you have the boxes? That'll tell you.


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