Chromatic harmonica, professional standard.
• Large rectangular mouthpiece holes for optimized air flow.
• Holes have rounded off edges for lip and tongue friendly playing.
• 12 holes
• 48 reeds, fully valved
• Mouthpiece chrome plated
• Body brown-tinted acrylic
• Covers chrome
• Reedplates 1,0 mm
• Weight: 190 g (6.70 Oz)
• Measures: 158 x 36 x 30 mm, (6.22 x 1.417 x 1.181 inches)
Just seen from the outside this harmonica is the same as the Chromatic DeLuxe - underneath the cover plates there is no C# reedplate, but two equal-tuned C reedplates. The slider of the Balalaika-variant is not used to reach the sharp notes but "only" to specifically discontinue the air-flow. If the slider is moved fast, you will hear the typical sound of a russian Balalaika - a new sound-experience on the harmonica! Here is a sound sample: