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Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Review (Key of C)

Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Review (Key of C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Review (Key of C)

Lee Oskar Harmonica, Key of C, Major Diatonic
9.4

Well-suited for blues, rock, country, folk, and jazz.

$43.23
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Lee Oskar is probably one of the most famous harmonica players in the world. Well, if you are not into harmonicas that much you might not know his name nevertheless, you sure have heard at least a song or two with him performing on a harmonica. Apart from being an amazing musician, Oskar was not very keen on the quality of instruments which were sold at the time. Just what exactly does a professional harmonica player who's not really satisfied with the standard of most harmonicas do? You guess it right - he decides to generate their own harps.

Fast forward about 25 years and Lee Oskar harmonicas are some of the most well-known and beloved ones on the market. There are quite a few reasons for that and the most crucial one is that the individual behind the business actually values quality and knows that bad high quality destroys the knowledge.

Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Review (Key of C) 2022

Build

Okay, so if you are coming from the more affordable side of harmonicas then this Lee Oskar model might seem expensive. Trust me, in the long run, these babies will pay off. First of all, this model features an airtight design which makes for a great response. 

There are also metal cover plates, plastic comb, and brass reeds. Plastic combs usually last for a while and don’t have warping issues like wood. The part where you will be saving on is the brass reed. Even the top quality harmonicas will need reeds to be changed at some point.

While with a lot of other brands you would have to completely switch the instrument because the harmonica is not easy to take apart of the compatible reeds are just out of stock, with Lee Oskar you can be sure that the company always has a stock of new reeds for replacement. 

That’s why instead of buying new harmonicas you can just open this one up, do minor maintenance, clean, change reeds and continue with it like it’s new. All in all, this model is really well made. There are no sharp edges. The main concern with lots of cheap harmonicas is that there are very sharp edges where the metal is folded but with thwill be harp, you get smoothness on all sides.

Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Sound

Let’s talk sound - this major diatonic harp with 10-holes is Richter tuned. The airtight design with wide chambers and narrow dividers provides great playability with no air loss. The model has close to perfect perfection and tone with amazing volume. 

Apart from that, the sound stays pretty consistent with time and throughout models because of the great quality check system. While major diatonic harmonicas were used for folk music with time it became popular for blues, country, jazz, and a lot of other styles. 

About Lee Oskar

Brand Information

Company
Lee Oskar Harmonicas
Address
Po Box 2210 Everett, Wa 98213 Usa
Country
USA
Website
https://leeoskar.com
Email
Established
1917

Conclusion

94Expert Score

Commonly used tunings. Well-suited for blues, rock, country, folk, and jazz. They're more airtight, easier to bend, and better sounding than many harps.

PROS
  • Airtight design
  • Replaceable reeds
  • Consistent quality
  • Great tone
  • Comfortable
CONS
  • A bit pricey

Lee Oskar Harmonica Major Diatonic harmonica is one of my favorite models I have tried in the past couple of years. It is also one of the best harmonicas of a lot of other people because of one major reason - it is just that damn good. 

A classic harp with perfect tuning, airtight design, and amazing playability is usually not that easy to come by. While this might not be a $10 model that beginners usually gravitate to if you invest a bit more in this one from the get-go you won’t regret spending $30-40 on this model in the long term.
 


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