[Harp-L] The "newest" Stradivarius of Harmonicas!

Vern jevern@xxxxx
Mon May 9 00:21:06 EDT 2016

This is another application of the “Law of Diminishing Returns."  As the price increases, the gains in performance cost more and more.  Eventually, even huge price increases yield negligible increases in performance. However, paying a huge price confers bragging rights.  No one who has coughed up thousands for a harmonica or millions for a Strad is going to admit that his instrument isn’t exceptional.


> …..Increasingly, I’m realizing that there is a lot of “woo” in the harmonica world as well. Following the thread on the Stradivarius of harmonicas and some others here are the most compelling reasons to play harps that aren’t the super cheap entry level ones but, at the same time, the very expensive high end instruments probably provide little of actual extra value and the price/performance ratio leaps into a nasty space…….
> Happy Hacking,
> cdh

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