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Seydel 1847 Classic with Stainless Steel Reeds

  • Seydel 1847 Classic

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A brilliant model with STAINLESS STEEL reeds from The Worlds Oldest Harmonica Company Seydel. Seydel have been hand making harmonicas in Klingenthale, Germany since the year 1847 and this is the celebration ‘Original Seydel 1847’ Blues Harmonica.
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The 1847 Classic is the result of Seydel's 160-year of experience in manufacturing high-quality harmonicas. (Also available with plastic comb ...See the 1847 Silver)

This harminica will last you longer than most others! ...a must for any serious blues harmonica player, it has stainless steel reeds and stainless steel rivets (So no rusting and build up of corrosion) This harmonica is built to a high quality and rugged specification …it will play in tune after hard playing, the reed plates are precision engineered flat and parallel, then screwed to the maple wood comb …this gives excellent air tightness and stability of tone. The smooth contoured cover plates add ease to playing along with the curved chamber openings and rounded hole dividers. All around a great quality German made blues harmonica that will not let you down.

The 1847, a harmonica, that impresses from innovation but nevertheless fits all traditional demands - a master's instrument for maximum ambitions.

  • Full and loud, overtone-rich sound and extremely fast tone-response due to stainless steel reeds
  • Very long durability and even with heavy duty playing - stainless steel reeds and stainless steel rivets
  • Less air-loss due to fine-cut reedplates - optimized flatness and extremely small tolerances between reed and reedplate
  • Beard- and lip-friendly - coverplates with rounded edges without any cuts at the mouthpiece and ergonomic built hole-openings and rounded dividers
  • The overtone-rich sound can spread out undampened - covers made of extra strong stainless steel sheet (0.4mm), opened wide at the back and crimped and therefore a good stability and rounded edges
  • Moisture-proof, swelling-free maple-comb, sealed with multiple layers of food-safe finish


Available in Ab, A, Bb, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F#, G, Low C, Low Db, Low D, Low Eb, Low E, Low F, Low F#  Please use drop down box to choose key

Complete with presentation box, care cloth and hardshell carry case.


Category Diatonic Harmonica
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Harmonica Comb Material Wood
Valved Harmonica Non Valved
Low Keys Available Yes
Specialist Tunings Paddy Richter
Spare Reedplates Available Yes
Delivery & Returns

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Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

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Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


6 reviews for Seydel 1847 Classic with Stainless Steel Reeds

Greg Godden

by on 2017-10-17

I play Blues Harmonica and have only ever used Hohner products to date. I'm currently developing my over blow bend skills and found the Hohner seem to struggle with excessive use on the 10 hole. Seydel have stainless steel reeds which I understand are more robust than the brass reeds used by Hohner. The Seydel in my opinion has a warmer sound than the Hohner (Crossover) but needs a bit more input in playing, possibly more difficult to do standard bends on holes 1 to 6. The holes in the Seydel appear to be ever so slightly larger than the Hohner ones. I use tongue block method. Seydel does have a nice quality feel to it but it would be better if they supplied it with a fabric zippered case like Hohner.

Rated 4 out of 5


by on 2014-12-05

It's just preference but I just like the sound of Seydel from BIG SIX & up!

Rated 5 out of 5

Diane Russell

by on 2014-10-24

Beautiful sounding well made harmonica. I've just started playing and I researched many before deciding. I'm glad I chose this one it's a little gem with a wonderful sound

Rated 5 out of 5

Stephen Hillier

by on 2013-06-21

As a beginner I have tried out a lot of different makes of harp and in the past have been pleased with the Hohner Blues Harp. The Seydel Classic has a better tone and seems easier to play.

Rated 5 out of 5

Elizabeth  Bacon

by on 2013-05-30

These were gifts for my husband and son who have wanted this model for some time. They will be using them in various ways - alone, togetger, with others

Rated 5 out of 5

james simmons

by on 2013-03-04

Does what it says bang on , strong tone and clarity , comfortable grip/cover plates and close fast response with rounded profiles . A pleasure to play . A Classic .

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer reviews

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