[Harp-L] Made in China

Chesper Nevins chespernevins@xxxxx
Sun Jun 18 16:18:09 EDT 2017

A little backpedaling... upon closer inspection of the older Special 20's,
it appears the comb shape is the same as the "Progressive".   Funny, I just
never felt this aspect of the comb shape on the lips while playing a
Special 20 before.

On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 6:43 PM, Chesper Nevins <chespernevins at xxxxx>

> I just bought 5 special 20's, first time in a long time.  They say
> "Progressive" on the cover.  This is fine.  What I'm more ambivalent about
> is that there is a new front to the comb (on the mouth side).  This front
> is taller than the rest of the comb.  This front wall of the comb sticks up
> above and below the height of the rest of the comb.  My initial reaction is
> that this is less comfortable than the "regular" Special 20 combs.  I
> didn't even notice it until I started playing and wondered what the sharp(
> ish) edge was that I was feeling.
> On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 2:12 PM, David Fairweather <dmf273 at xxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Brendan wrote something to the effect of "Who cares where they're made as
>> long as Hohner harps are as good as ever".
>> I should have pointed out in my original post that the person who raised
>> the issue with me was one of those "Special 20" devotees (you know the
>> type),  and he was quite displeased with the quality of the latest batch
>> of
>> Special 20's.  He said he had to return three of them and they all bore
>> markings different from classic Special 20's.   I wish I could remember
>> what the markings were - some kind of legend on the covers.  It doesn't
>> say
>> "Made in China",  it says something else that's new.   Anyone here bought
>> a
>> Special 20 recently?  Do the covers say something different than in the
>> past?

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