Reply To: Suzuki MA-32 Super II

Alan Brinton

Revisiting the unique Suzuki MA-32 “Super II” today. I have played this off and on since July, 2015. For quite some time, the tuning has seemed off. Lately it has become unplayable. This morning I tested it. As I expected, the tuning has drifted way North, almost every reed is sharp, on average about 10 cents sharp, some keys 20 cents sharp. The unique sound of this model seems to be, also as I suspected, related to the instability of its reeds, which also makes it harder to tune. But I’m enough of a fan to have just ordered a blue one (MA-32C) and to recommit to more frequent tuning.

Blue Super II -- MA-32C

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