The standard Mars is tuned to equal temperament which gives a bright sound. We have persuaded the factory to produce us a batch of Mars harmonicas that have been fine tuned to be "just intonation"
Tuned to JUST INTONATION this model is supreme at making chords sound sweet. It is the pre-war tuning used by all the great and famous recording artists up to the 1960s like Little Walter, Big Walter, both Sonnyboy Williamsons and all the other greats.
As it is tuned to make the chords sweet you lose the sweetness in melody playing. For example, 5 draw will sound flat in a tune. Fine in 2nd position but less good in first position.
The Konsheng Mars is a high quality 10 hole diatonic harmonica.
It has a beautiful ergonomic design. The reed plates are recessed and the comb is plastic with round holes. The cover plates are in a lovely silk silver finish and are very open at the back to give good volume when playing. All the edges are rounded and smooth to ensure comfort whilst playing. Having round holes is a very unusual design feature but it seems to work very well when played.
Not only does this harmonica look very classy it sounds good too, with a sweet bright tone and great response.
Everything about this harmonica says "play me" - we think you'll like it.
See what our pal Pat Missin has to say on the subject of temperament:
Here's some recent customer feedback:-
"This 10 hole diatonic harp is quite special with its round holes instead of the usual square ones. Great for relaxed speedier playing or getting round the mouthpiece. Easier for octaves too. Well priced in its range although medium volume or attack.. slightly better when opening up the back of the cover plates. Excellent service from Sonnyboys, who know a thing or two about mouth organs!" - Peter Golding