Review on the Seydel Harmonicas!

Hello harmonica Lovers!

I’m going to be talking about, a German made harmonica, that was first introduced over 160 years ago, by Christian August Seydel, in Klingenthal/Saxony Germany. Here’s a picture of Christian August Seydel ,and his first manufacturing plant in Germany, with his primitive assembly line.



 Seydel Manufacturing’s first Harmonica Orchestra!


Beginnings- around 1847

In the 17th century the Seydel family, were miners, in Sachsenberg-Georgenthal / Saxony Germany. When mining was discontinued in Saxony Vogtland Germany, brothers Johann Christian Seydel ,and Christian August Seydel, began working as instrument makers. Both of them became approved harmonica makers, on October 27th, 1847. The certificate, contains the first documented reference,  with Christian August Seydel being registered as the company founder.

The factory was established in Klingenthal, at the foot of the famous ‘Aschberg,’ and was to become one of the biggest harmonica factories in all of Saxony. In 1882, Christian August Seydel died, and his son Richard took over. One year later, his brother Moritz joined, and from that day, the company was named (C.A. Seydel and Sons).


In 1829′ a dealer, named Johann Wilhelm Glier, invented an instrument he called the mouth organ, in Klingenthal/Saxony ,and the Glier Brothers began to manufacture the instrument.mainright_galery_01_m-1
“Harmonicas” of the 1800’s, shown here>
had a ivory mouthpiece, with fold out covers.
    An engraving, of a Seydel harmonica,
around 1880, is also shown here with an ivory mouthpiece.
 Up to 1900, harmonicas, had mostly just the company name on them.
 You can recognize models from before 1880, by their plain cover plates.
At “C.A. Seydel Söhne,” they still use some of the techniques that the craftsmen used at that time.
    The Seydel Blues Classic 1847  is the first produced Richter-diatonic harmonica, with stainless steel reeds, which represents all traditional demands of a harmonica.
The 1847, is the result of Seydel’s, 160 years of experience, in manufacturing high-quality harmonicas, some of the features, full loud rich sound, and extremely fast responsiveness, due to stainless steel reeds.
It has long durability, even with heavy duty playing, because of stainless steel reeds, it has less air loss due to fine cut reed plates.
Beard ,and lip friendly,  cover plates with rounded edges, moisture proof, no swelling, maple comb sealed ,and can be used indoor or outdoors.
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Have you, ever heard of the Seydel harmonica?

Have you, ever played a Seydel Harmonica?

Would you, consider trying a Seydel harmonica?

What kind of Harmonica, do you play?

Why do you prefer, that Harmonica?

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