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WoozleEffect
57 posts
Dec 03, 2020
2:43 PM
Hi there,
Is anyone familiar with Clarke Harmonicas? Perhaps Clarke Victorian?
They're sold under the Clarke brand of the Clarke Tin Whistle company.
https://www.clarketinwhistle.us/product/clarke-harmonica/

Seems to be a beginner harmonica, only available in the key of C. But I'd like to know who manufactures it for Clarke, and whether its a welded or riveted reed construction. It describes the reeds as a brass and silver alloy, but nothing more.

Looks like they retail for about $25 in Canada, the US, and Australia, but a little less, closer to the equivalent of $20 in Europe and the UK. That would place it somewhere above the Easttops and somewhere below the average Kongshengs.

Anyone played one?

Cheers,

-Rob

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Rob Laferrière
Russell, MB, Canada

www.woozleeffect.com
SuperBee
6856 posts
Dec 03, 2020
6:15 PM
Looks uncannily similar to a Huang Silvertone Deluxe,which is the same as a Suzuki Folkmaster apart from the coverplates.
WoozleEffect
58 posts
Dec 05, 2020
10:11 AM
Bingo! I think you've got it there, SuperBee!
The cover plates are almost identical.

I've just discovered that the Clarke's come in either C, OR a "Set of 12" so this would seem to confirm that they follow the same pattern as the Folkmasters. Only C, and full sets available.

Thanks for spotting that!

Cheers,

-Rob

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Rob Laferrière
Russell, MB, Canada

www.woozleeffect.com


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