Re: [Harp-L] Marine Band Harmonica Repairs

I totally agree. ÂI liked the sound of the 1895 Marine Band back in the late 60s and early 70s, but was very unhappy when they would fall apart. ÂI didn't have the money to replace then, the tools to fix them, or expertise. ÂI also hated the cardboard boxes they came in they fell apart before the harp did.
I am so glad that we now have the Crossover, the Marine Band Deluxe, the Manji, the Firebreath, and the Pure Harp. ÂThese all are good wooden harmonicas that don't fall apart and come in nice durable plastic boxes. ÂI just wish they were ten dollars cheaper then I could buy more of them.

     On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:11 AM, Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 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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