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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Forget about the high price of gas, what about . . .

. . . the high price of harmonicas? I just went to get a new harp and the Lee Oskar with tax was $46.56! Absolutely ridiculous!

And the Hohners are not a great alternative, almost forty bucks for a Blues Harp or Marine Band!

Any other harp players here?

Anybody wanna share other price gripes? Or are people just too tired of it?!


*Mods, I know it's technically a music gear thread, I'm sure you'll move it if you need to, peace.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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Re: Forget about the high price of gas, what about . . .

Its probably not made in the US and since US currency has fallen so much against many major currencies, the price of these imports(harps) have gone up too.
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Re: Forget about the high price of gas, what about . . .

I am sure if you shop around enough you can find something cheaper to put your lips around.
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Re: Forget about the high price of gas, what about . . .

Tombo harmonicas (Lee Oskar models) are made in Japan; the good Hohners are made in Germany (even the Marine Band).
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I am sure if you shop around enough you can find something cheaper to put your lips around.
Uhhhhhhh-huh . . . . .
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Re: Forget about the high price of gas, what about . . .

Yeah, you should just be lucky you're not playing chromatic harmonica, I bought one a while back and it was $250!
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Re: Forget about the high price of gas, what about . . .

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I am sure if you shop around enough you can find something cheaper to put your lips around.
....said Rich's new wife.

You know what bums me out, the price of guitar cases. There is no way the cost should be anywhere near what it is. I cant see why a Fender style molded case would be much more than $30. They try to sell some cases for almost $200. It's re****ulous.
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