When it comes to choosing a harmonica, the Signature Model Special 48 Chromatic by Hering has to be first choice. This harmonica offers high quality performance at all times, is available in whichever key you are looking for, great construction, and has replacement parts available for it. The harmonica of choice, by many great blues players, has qualities that should endear it as first choice to all harmonica players. The staple harmonica by Hering is the 5148 Chromatic, but this Special 48 Chromatic Harmonica by Hering has to be considered the luxury model.
The Hering 48 Chromatic Harmonicas are straight tuned harps with excellent air tightness, superb responsiveness, impressive volume and projection, astounding bendability (softer reeds) and tone, and easily played. AND amazingly, temperature differences do not interfere with this harp’s beautiful sound. I really like the confidence this harmonica instills in you that no matter what the weather and temperature conditions, you can depend on always achieving consistent sounds.
Available in eleven different keys; A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, F#, and G, this three octave, 48 reed, 12 hole chromatic will definitely meet your needs for a harmonica. The clear acrylic body with thick chrome plated reed plates features an all screw assembly. Replacement reed plate combinations are available. This chromatic has the super smooth slide assembly that Hering is famous for. I find that as long as I clean the slide assembly every day or two, valve problems are a thing of the past, or at least something that happens extremely seldom. Of course, how often this chromatic needs cleaned depends on the player and how often they play. At my house, music is played daily or at least nightly.
After playing or even hearing a Hering 48 Chromatic Harmonica played, one becomes attached to the rich high quality tones of this harp. The easy playability, the variety of keys available, the light weight sturdy construction and the easy cleaning, all contribute to making this a top preference for harp players and Hering’s Signature Harmonica. Whether playing on a stage with a band, by a campfire, in your vehicle, on horseback on a trail, or in your living room, the sound is consistent, true, and melodious. After playing the Special 48 Chromatic, it will be hard to be satisfied with any other harp.Published in