"I really love the HA-20. We have been playing a lot of outdoor shows, where we have to be loud. I have to play the harp a lot harder than usual. The HA-20 really holds up! The open back lets more of the sound through, it feels great in the hand and the black covers are really beautiful to the eye. The SCT-128 is an amazing instrument and it has really given a unique sound during our shows."
Michal Adler (Lead Chromatic) Dror Adler (Chords) Jacob Kol (Bass)
"We need harmonicas that respond well and sound great. They should be absolutely airtight and built to be long lasting...very long lasting. That is why we play Suzuki harmonicas in all our concerts and recordings."
"I play with HA-20 and MR-350 a lot. Both are very solidly built. Though I play my harmonicas several hours a day at home, in the studio and on stage I usually keep the same harmonica for months! I also like to use the new MR-200 Harpmaster, which I feel is a lot 'Punchier' than other plastic comb harmonicas; ideal for Blues, Country Music and acoustic sessions."
"I'm still playing the Suzuki Promaster Valved (MR-350V) because I can't find a better harmonica. I love the Promaster Valved because of its beautiful, round, warm and powerful tone. The reed plates last much longer than any other make and you don't have to blow or exhale hard to get a beautiful sound. The Suzuki Promaster Valved is still the number 1 for me!"
"The instruments I really enjoy playing are the Harp master and Bluesmaster because they respond immediately and the sound is warm and full. Considering the low price, they are the best on the market at the present time!"
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Hotshots (Al and Judy Smith)
"We play a variety of Suzuki harmonicas. My favorites are the MR-300 (Overdrive) for fast response and the MR-200 (Harpmaster) for easy bending. Judy loves her SCT-128 and SDB-39 with attached microphone. Suzuki produces durable quality harmonicas with high level performance and we appreciate their accomplishments in designing superior instruments."
"Whether I'm playing Tango, Jazz, Classical, Blues, or Samba, Suzuki has the right harmonica for the job. The SCX-64 Chromatix gives me the range I need and a clear tone that rings out whether amplified or acoustic. The MR-550 Pure Harp is warm and responsive and the rosewood is beautiful to hold and behold."
"The HA-20 is a good-looking and nicely designed diatonic, with an excellent overall finish. It plays well straight out-of-the-box, but most important is its remarkable smooth velvet-like sound and the fact that it has proved to be very durable! The SCT-128 Tremolo Chromatic is a true vibrant chromatic that seems to appeal to both ears and eyes. Great to have a chromatic with a totally different sound!"
"The SCT-128 is a revolution in the present harmonica world. It enables the traditional diatonic tremolo harmonica to enter the chromatic family, thus offering new choice repertoires. This instrument is also perfectly adapted to world music performances. To marry tremolo diatonic with chromatic; a great idea and a success for Suzuki Music Corporation."
"The MR-300 is my favorite instrument among all harps on the market. It is a revolution in harp manufacturing, with immense sound possibilities. In the harp-scene the HA-20 is known as the most beautiful diatonic harp in the market. I love this harp and use it for the traditional harp-sound."
"I play many types of Suzuki harmonicas for their air-tightness, immediate response and smooth designs. They have never let me down. I play the SCH-48 and SDB-29, both with Microphone attachments, the 'Magic Garden' and the SCT-128 Chromatic Tremolo; a fantastic sounding instrument which appeals to the eyes and ears."
"At the GSHC Festival 2006, I purchased a Suzuki 48-Chord harmonica. This instrument is very well made. The reeds are welded to the reed plate, and it has a rich, full sound. This chord harmonica is extremely responsive and a pleasure to play. Also available from Suzuki is a long microphone that covers all 48 chords that can be attached to the hinges on both ends of the chord. All in all, I am very happy with this instrument, and would recommend it highly."
"Suzuki produces one of the widest selections of any harmonica company, from sturdy beginners' models like the Easy Rider, to the beautifully crafted professional instruments such as the Magic Garden. My own personal favorites are the SCT-128 Tremolo Chromatic and the MR-300 Overdrive; unique harmonicas that deliver sound unobtainable from any other instruments."
Suzuki is proud to announce Brendan Power to their team in the role of Suzuki Harmonica Specialist. Please contact him if you have any questions or feedback about Suzuki Harmonicas at firstname.lastname@example.org
UK-based New Zealand harmonica player and composer Brendan Power is acknowledged by many as one of the most versatile and creative harp players around today. He has recorded with the likes of Sting, Van Morrison, Paul Young, James Galway & John Williams, and played on popular BBC TV series Such as Auf Wiedersehen Pet, as well as on Hollywood film soundtracks featuring Madonna, Jackie Chan, Britney Spears and others.
Brendan's long association with Suzuki dates to the late 80's, when the company released their luxury diatonic ProMaster MR350V harmonica, incorporating Brendan's Power Reed Valve system for extra bends and expression. He likes the durability and tone of Suzuki harmonicas, and has used both diatonic and chromatic types for his performance and recording for many years.
In addition to his blues and jazz skills, Brendan is an expert player of Irish traditional music, and performed for several years in the Riverdance show. He has toured widely, including playing at the Kremlin and the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. He sells copies of his CDs, instructional material and handmade custom harmonicas from his website: www.brendan-power.com.