Kongsheng Mars High Quality 10 Hole Diatonic Harmonica includes Free USA Shipping
M1, as the first round hole harmonica of Kongsheng, has superior bendability, awesome response, excellent airtightness and bright tone.
* Round hole provides more comfortable playing
* Adopting new process and design for the comb, which creates very smooth hand feeling.
This harp is perfect for beginners, and also a recommended go-to harp for professional players.
- Brand Name: KONGSHENG
- Cover Material: Stainless Steel
- Number of Holes: 10
- Model Number: M1
- Type: Diatonic
- Equal Temperament.
- Tuning: Richter or Paddy Richter
- Reed Material: Phosphor Bronze
- Body Material: Plastic
- Keys: :LF, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, F#, HG The Paddy key of F is regular F, not Low F.
- Dimensions: 102mm x 32mm x 18mm
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i usually buy more expensive harps. this one is right up there with them. i like the round holes too.
I bought one of these in G on a whim. I figured for the price that it wouldn’t hurt to try it out. I loved it so much that I now have six of them in different keys and it has become my one of my favorites. I like them as much as my Lee Oskar harmonicas. I’ve discovered that they are more mustache friendly than the Oskar’s and I love the shape and feel of them.
My only complaint is that the Low F has a little rattle on the lower draw. I don’t think it’s the instrument fault. I think it’s more of a user error that I need to adjust to. I wouldn’t hesitate buying more of these and would recommend them to anyone looking for a new harp.
Gave mars a second chance bought a D a and zE Reed plate The D went out of tune really fast the E plate was out of tune new soo no third chance …..
I gave it 3 stars but it's really about a 3.5 out of 5. I'm definitely one of those guys who just likes experimenting with different harps & I've bought most. Seydel, Hohner, Suzuki, Lee Oskar, Harmo. I even bought a Yonberg (french made harmonica) which is actually a really cool design. I was attracted to the Kongsheng for the same design reasons as well. Rounded covers with no gaps. (I have facial hair) Round holes which I really like. Right out of the box, I liked how the harmonica fit in my hand. It had a good feel to it. This is an A harp. The middle & upper registers of the harp played very smoothly & without too many adjustments to my air pressure, especially the upper register. Now we get to the missing 1.5 stars. The 2 & 3 hole draw felt really labored. The 2 draw in particular almost felt like the reed was stuck. I've been bending for years so this is not a skill issue but the bends were not clean or easy. On my Manji it's almost effortless. Even the 1 draw bend just sounded terrible. Now, as I continued to play it, it did seem to loosen up a bit with better intonation on the 3 draw bends specifically. But the 2 draw bends still sound just...not right. I know what in tune bends sound like so it isn't that. I'll keep playing it & adjust the review if it's a harp that just takes more time to warm up. I do have to say at a 32 dollar price point, I almost feel guilty about the complaints. Definitely will try the more expensive solist folk & see if there's a difference.