Re: [Harp-L] Marine Band Harmonica Repairs

Arthur Jennings wrote:
<The classic Marine Band has been nailed together since the 19th century. That doesn't seem to have hurt <its popularity.

Really?  It certainly seems to have created widespread recognition among serious harmonica players that they needed to look elsewhere for quality instruments.  That in turn created market openings for Tombo (Lee Oskar), Suzuki, Seydel... and the list goes on.

There will always be plenty of casual players who are willing to trade off quality for price.  Those players are welcome to buy as many nailed-together instruments as they like.  I'll never knowingly buy another nailed-together harmonica.  Been there, done that.  Hated it. STILL hate it. 

Thanks, Richard Hunter

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