The Classical Soloist
Willi Burger is without question one of the all time great interpreters of classical music on the chromatic harmonica. Born in Milan in 1934, the Italian harmonica virtuoso has spent a lifetime performing countless works written or arranged for the instrument to international critical acclaim - reason enough for HOHNER to enter into a cooperation with him to design a harmonica specifically for the classical soloist.
Incorporating many of Burger’s suggestions, the Amadeus features a gorgeous see-through acrylic comb and a unique gold plated mouthpiece design. It is not just one of the most beautiful, but also one of the most powerful harmonicas ever made, with an enormous dynamic range and fantastic tone.
Eye-catching acrylic comb, milled in one piece
Gold-plated mouthpiece, with unique concave profile and round channel openings
Designed in cooperation with classical virtuoso Willi Burger
|Reed plates (material, thickness):||brass, 1.2 mm, brass|
|Reed plates (surface):||nickel|
|Reeds (number, material):||48, brass|
|Comb (material, color):||acrylic, transparent, colorless|
|Cover plates:||brass, chrome plated|
|Number of holes:||12|
|Tonal range:||3 octaves, C4 – D7|
|Length:||17.8 cm / 7.0"|