PREMIERE: The first 16-hole chromatic harmonica with stainless steel reeds!
The SYMPHONY Grand Chromatic is a professional chromatic harmonica with uniquely-inspired technical developments that sets new standards in terms
of sound, airtightness, playability, and reliability.
The high-quality, contemporary ergonomic design guarantees longevity and
maximum playing comfort, leaving nothing to be desired.
The SYMPHONY Grand Chromaticis available in two variants:
aluminium body and trapezoidal-shaped mouthpiece = variant 'ALU' or with
a transparent-green acrylic body and halfmoon-shaped
mouthpiece = variant 'ACRYL'.
Both variants will be shipped with a newly developed heatable case and accessories.
The recessed reedplates (1mm) are precision cut from anti-corrosive German
silver. Hand-tuning of the 64 stainless-steel reeds, tight tolerances,
and newly developed SEYDEL valves (with less adhesive than conventional valves)
create an instrument with precise tone control and a rich sound with a tonal range of four full octaves.
The variant 'ALU' has a black anodized aluminium comb, thevariant 'ACRYL' has a translucent-green colored acrylic comb. Both are CNC-milled and perfectly balanced.
The recessed reed plates are mounted with stainless steel screws and screwed on individually.
Solid, die-cast, coated aluminium coverplates are screwed
on individually providing a design that is widely-opened at the back
for a balanced feel and dynamic, full, warm sound projection in all four octaves.
The precisely-fit, stable slider, made from 1mm German Silver, has an ergonomically convex-shaped, silver coated slider
button with soft surface for the finger. Each slider is individually lapped together with the mouthpiece and works therefore very silently and is extremly airtight.
It can be serviced very easy by unscrewing only one single screw on the back of the comb and pulling the slider out
for easy cleaning.
The comb accommodates the provided carrying strap, made from genuine leather and with a SEYDEL embossing, to securely
harness the instrument. It can be attached either on the right or the left
side of the SYMPHONY Grand Chromatic.
The variant 'ALU' has a trapezoidal-shaped mouthpiece, thevariant 'ACRYL'has a halfmoon-shaped mouthpiece. Both variants are silver-coated and screwed on from the backside of the comb to provide optimal playing comfort with no screw heads
on the outer surface of the mouthpiece for better haptic properties.
The SYMPHONY Grand Chromatic offers an inimitable sound and a tonal range
of four full octaves (C3-C7) and is suitable for many musical genres ranging
from classical music to jazz. The very airtight SYMPHONY offers unimagined
possibilities of expression and marks a new dimension in manufacturing harmonicas.
*Delivery of the first serial produced instruments will start
in summer 2017.
SEYDEL-Innovation: The heatable harmonica case
Each SYMPHONY Grand Chromaticis shipped in a stable, heatable case that can be locked. The instrument can be kept and carried safely in it and is at "playing temperature" always at the right moment.
Play your new SYMPHONY Grand Chromatic
everywhere you go and initially! The unique heatable case deliveres the
right playing temperature making it less suspectible to condensation
on the inside of the instrument - humidity can evaporize faster. As accessories the heatable case comes with a USB-adapter for your car-plug, a multi-power-plug-adapter for all international power-ports and a USB-cable to connect with a computer. Additionally there is a SEYDEL-Powerbank (12.000mAh) optionally available.
Within about 10-20 minutes your instrument
will be warmed-up to body-temperature (in the closed case). The warm-up time depends on the
ambient temperature. This is achieved by an electric 'Thermopad',
that is driven by 5 Volt/2.1A. The pad is connected through a Micro-USB-plug on the outside of the case. With the standard Micro-USB-cable, delivered with the case, it can be used with each USB-port that delivers minimum 2.1A.