[Harp-L] Low F#

Hellerman, Steven L. shellerman@xxxxx
Fri Jul 14 12:40:43 EDT 2017

Hohner used to make a low F# Marine Band. They don't make them anymore, but I got a new one on ebay just last year.

Also, Seydel makes one now, I've heard.


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Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 21:05:42 -0700
From: Matthew Bullis <matthewbullisaz at xxxxx>
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Subject: [Harp-L] Low F sharp diatonic?
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Hello, I see that Lee Oskar makes a low F harp, but do any makers have a low F sharp instrument? This would be one half step below the standard g. I'm surprised that I'm having trouble finding this key, but I guess the low f is more popular because of playing in C for blues. Sometimes I want to play a song in f sharp, since I tend to downtune my guitar. For instance, if I want to play Heart of Gold or Mary Jane's Last Dance, I have to go with g natural. Some local performers also play downtuned, so if you know of any place where I can get a low f sharp, I'd appreciate it.

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