Seydel 1847 Noble Metal-Comb Harmonica (16501-)



Some Keys are Special Order:

Some of the less common keys are special order items. May add 2-4 weeks to normal shipping time.

List Price: $130.83

You Save: $20.98

The 1847 NOBLE is the consequently enhanced development of the successful 1847 Blues models with stainless steel reeds.

Features include:

  • new coverplates; matted stainless steel covers with side-vents (openings on both sides)- optimized sound projection and distribution of airflow if playing fully cupped
  • cone-shaped lower coverplate for low keys (LF to LC) – minimized reed rattling in holes 1 and 2 draw, even if played hard
  • new comb accurately milled from aluminum, anodized in black and with the SEYDEL logo laser-engraved on the back – superb air-tightness and improved handling due to the greater weight of the instrument
  • new tactile oval key stickers- hard wearing and removes the danger of holding the instrument the wrong way round, even in the dark
  • approved corrosion-free fine-cut reedplates made of German Silver fixed with stainless steel screws – extremely close tolerances between slot and reed for best possible tone control for the player
  • precisely factory adjusted, pitch-stable and durable reeds and rivets both made of Stainless Steel – optimal tone response and a full sound.

Dave Gage Review: This is a metal comb version of the Seydel 1847 line. The stainless steel reeds and reed plates are identical to the Seydel 1847 Classic, but with a metal comb. If you enjoy the Seydel 1847 Classic but prefer an aluminum comb, then this is the model for you.

Personally, I don’t see much in the way of advantages of the metal comb (or plastic comb for that matter) as long as a wood comb model is completely sealed (which the 1847 Classic is). The sibling to this model is the Seydel 1847 Silver which has a plastic comb. Of the three, I like the sealed wood comb, but all 3 models include the stainless steel reeds and great playability.

Additional information

Weight 2 oz

HighA, HighAb, HighBb, HighG, C, D flat, D, E flat, E, F, F sharp, G, A flat, A, B flat, B, LLE, LLF, LLF#, Low C, LowC, LowDb, Low D, LowD, Low E, LowE, Low E flat, LowEb, Low-F, Low F, LowF#, LowG, LowA, LowAb, LowB, LowBb