Suzuki MX-27

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The Suzuki corporation was established in 1953 in Hamamatsu, Japan. It has since grown into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of musical instruments for education.

Make: Suzuki
Model name: MX-27
Reed type: Multi reed plates, nickeled plate according to Suzuki India, phosphor bronze according to Suzuki Japan
Dimensions: 36.5 x 10.5 x 5cm
Weight: 469g (case: 515g)
Keys: 27
Country of manufacture: Unknown
Player level: Beginner
Mouthpiece: 2 types (MP-121, MP-113)
Year of manufacture: Unknown

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2 Reviews

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    3.5 stars -- Among melodica and keyboard harmonica makers, historically speaking, Suzuki has been the most prolific and innovative producer of 25-27 key models. MX series plastic body Suzuki Melodions first appeared in late 1980s. The MX-27 was introduced (in its present design) in 1989. It has only recently become directly available in the U.S., though it ships to the buyer from Japan, and it is the only serious currently produced alternative to the Yamaha P-25F Pianica. The MX-27 is a capable keyboard harmonica, superior to the cheapest Suzukis (Study/Instructor-32), but inferior to the Yamaha P-25F and to some of its own metal tray Suzuki predecessors. The best of the MX-27's predecessors is, in my opinion, the 1987-91 A-25C, more readily available (if at all) as the Kawai 25-A. The A-25C has a heavier more solid feel to it, freer and more even key action, and greater clarity of sound in comparison with the MX-27. The reeds on my MX-27 are less responsive, and a few of them tend to choke up when it is played vigorously. My ranking of the three keyboard harmonicas I've just mentioned would be #1 Suzuki A-25C, #2 Yamaha P-25F (a close second), and #3 Suzuki MX-27. But the MX is worth owning; I'm not sorry I bought it.

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    I've been playing this for about 1/2 a year and recommend it highly. It has a wide dynamic range, a clear sound and is light to hold. It was relatively in tune and evenly gapped. I would have thought it to be a starter instrument, but it is very expressive. It is much easier to play than any Hohner I own. And cheaper too. The extra high notes make it more versatile than other smaller instruments. I realize this is not a thorough review, but wanted to put in a good word for this instrument.

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