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Yamaha chord harmonica

This is a neat little harp with a minimalist construction. About the same size as a typical 10-hole diatonic, it has one piece of wood with nine channels to act as the comb, a second piece of wood with nine channels to act as the cover, with a single brass reedplate sandwiched between them:

It plays three chords - C major, F major and G major - each one voiced by three blow reeds. It was made in the 1960s by Yamaha, back when they were known as Nippon Gakki Seizo Co. Ltd. According to the accompanying leaflet, they also made three other accompaniment harps - one that gave C, F and G in different inversions, another that gave the chords G, C and D, plus something that may have been some sort of bass instrument


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