[Harp-L] Kongsheng Harmonica

Dennis Michael Montgomery gaulay2@xxxxx
Sun May 2 01:42:10 EDT 2021

 I have order a number of Kongsheng harmonicas and have enjoyed most of them. I like the Blue Birds enough to order two of them as wedding gifts with no no complaints from the couple. 

However, I order two of the Sunrises for myself hoping to get a woody sound and was disappointed. I'm not sure (my memory is faulty on this) but, I don't think either one was very responsive and this may be the real reason I don't like them.

I also ordered the Mars. It was alright, but I am not crazy about it.
My favorites are the Solist.
    On Saturday, May 1, 2021, 1:22:10 PM MST, Richard Hunter <rhunter377 at xxxxx> wrote:  
  "Mike Rogers" wrote:
Asking for a friend.  Has anyone had any experience with these harmonicas?

I own a Bluebird and a Soloist in Bb and a Sunrise in C.  I wasn't wild
about any of them out of the box, but after flat sanding the draw plates
and adjusting reed offsets I became very fond of the Bluebird and the
Soloist.  The Sunrise has never met my expectations for a responsive
instrument, and I've stopped trying.  In general, I think the Bluebird and
Soloist punch above their price class.

One thing to note about the Kongshengs is that parts seem to be
interchangeable with similar Suzuki models. That might be useful when bad
things happen to either one.
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