Finally there is a harmonica with expanded tonal range, that plays as well as a ten-hole diatonic!
The Solist Pro 12 (Brass or Steel) combines the features of the 1847 models with those of Seydels Low and Superlow harps:
The notes in holes 1-3 correspond to holes 1-3 of the Low or Superlow harps
The notes in holes 4-12 are taken from holes 1-9 of the normal 1847 models
very good response wooden body, multiple coats of sealant for a resistant finish
German Silver reedplates
Stainless Steel or brass reeds in holes 1-9 and brass reeds in holes 10-12 on all models
The Solist Pro 12 Brass or Steel is small enough to fit into the players hands to give him the feeling of holding a 10-hole diatonic like he is used to. This enables for full-cupped playing. The additional bass octave allows playing rhythms. There are manifold opportunities to play in octaves, too.