David Kettlewell & Frederica Cohen review 4 Chromatic Harmonicas: a Swan 16 holer without windsavers, Hohner 280C, Suzuki Chromatix SCX 64, & Suzuki Sirius 64. Before you buy a Chromatic Harmonic, you need to watch this video.
I’d also suggest you look at my reviews of the Seydel Saxony, which is a superb harp and better than any of those reviewed here to my mind.
There have been many valid criticisms of Frederica’s playing of the Swan in this video. People have said a more experienced player would have had no problem. These comments are correct.
Frederica was included as a reviewer because she represents the views and playing of a beginner level player. Swan quality has improved considerably in the last few years, see their rounded mouthpiece models.
Swan’s new SW1248M Masters harp is a great value at about $100. I did a video review of this instrument recently, which you can find on Youtube. Enjoy our website http://www.mastersofharmonica.com and my many Facebook Groups including LOVE OF CHROMATIC HARMONICA