THE JAZZ LEGEND
Being one of the greatest Jazz harmonica players of the 20th century, and an influence to countless artists, it was always clear that one instrument alone wouldn’t pay justice to the incredible Toots Thielemans. So we made two. This second instrument is also designed specifically to Toots’s specifications. Thick reed plates and long slot reeds give the Hard Bopper a rich, voluminous sound and incredibly fast single reed response, making it perfect for fast-paced, rocking styles. Special thick and coated reedplates.
Reed plates (surface): nickel
Reeds (number, material): 48, brass
Comb (material, color): pearwood, brown
Comb (finish): double lacquered
Mouthpiece (surface): chrome
Cover plates: stainless steel
Slide construction: straight
Number of holes: 12
Tonal range: 3 octaves, C4 – D7
Length: 15.5 cm / 6.1"