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Offline nadlerus

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My Small Harmonica Collection
« on: September 20, 2021, 06:53:50 PM »
My little collection:
Left: Four Hohners, Made in Germany,
        one a rare 5 hole (25th Aniv. of Harmonicats), one 'Chamber Huang'.
        Butterfly box 'Made in Occupied Japan" Nice.
Right: Suzuki, Easttop, Swan, Kaine?

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Re: My Small Harmonica Collection
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2021, 08:00:44 PM »
I have just two of those, and one is a Gold one I bought for Barbara for our anniversary. Funny you mentioned this cuz she wore hers today. :)

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Re: My Small Harmonica Collection
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 03:19:05 PM »
It's great to find so many variations and
different keys in mini-harps. I've seen
minis shaped like a Goldfisch; Babe
Ruth's Bat
(5-holer); models named
Larry Adler; Jerry Adler; Johnny Puleo;
and many others.

Hohner introduced the Hohner #39 "Little
Lady" in 1924.

The Little Lady model was the first musical
instrument played in space, on December
16th, 1965.

Travelling 17,000 miles per hour in their
Gemini 6 spacecraft, astronauts Wally
Schirra (Little Lady) and Tom Stafford
(sleigh bells) celebrated the holidays by
playing the tune, "Jingle Bells".

The Little Lady has been listed as the
World's Smallest Musical Instrument
in theGuinness Book of World Records.
It can be played with melody, chords,
melody & chords, note bending is possible.

My collection:

2-Harry Bee mini, Key of A (pitch
        starts lower than C harp minis);

1-Farrell Co. mini, Key of C (looks
        identical to Harry Bee mini);

1-Tombo Baby Pipe mini, key of C
       (sliding pipe cover for maintenance);

10+ Huang #101MC MiniCross, C
       (G mixolydian, lower than key of A mini);

2-Hohner #39 Little Lady, C, (wood comb)

At Miller Park, Milwaukee, in 2004(?), The Brewers
baseball team was hosting the Houston Astros.
The Brewers won, and the Milwaukee Harmonica Club
members played "Going Back to Houston" on our
Little Lady harps, to say farewell to the Astros.

Best Regards, Stay Healthy

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Re: My Small Harmonica Collection
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2021, 10:23:33 PM »
2 Hero 4 hole. Suzuki 5 hole. The Suzuki will make music, but rather quiet. Seydel Big 6 retuned to Melody Maker.  It's a real instrument.

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Re: My Small Harmonica Collection
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2021, 05:00:57 AM »
Seydel Mini (4 hole) - Suzuki Metal Major 5 (hole) - Suzuki Metal Minor 5 (hole) - (both Suzuki are actually made of plastic!) - Hohner Puck (10 hole) - Seydel Big Six Blues (6 hole) - Seydel Big Six Folk (6 hole).

(Very seldom played, except occasionally the Big Six Folk.)

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Re: My Small Harmonica Collection
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2021, 11:55:15 AM »
I have one from

"When you're happy, you listen to the music. When you're sad, you understand the lyrics."
-- George Jones