Sonny Terry Estate Harmonica - Golden Melody #57-2
Golden Melody #57-2
Key of A
Adam Gussow's notes: Ligtht wear. Very good.
This Golden Melody show a medium amount of wear. Being an A-harp, it is one that Sonny might have played "Keys to the Highwayƒ"on many occassions. The half-moon semi-circle of wear and discoloration is clearly visible on the cover above1-5 holes. (Remember, Sonny played the harp with the low notes on the right) There is not a lot of DNA material on the inside of this harp. The comb is scrathed up quite a bit but there are no cracks. The harp is airtight and plays excellently. The covers are nice and tight which can often be an issue with Golden Melodys from this era. The original Golden Melodys from the 70's and 80's were assembled with pins (nails) which held both the reed plates and the covers to the comb. Often the pins holding the covers in place on the plastic comb would wiggle loose but that is not the case with this harmonica. This is an excellent selection if what you want is a harp that was clearly played by Sonny but you could still play it yourself if you want to.
This harmonica includes the original box.
The harmonica will be shipped in an attractive shadow box display case, a framed 8X10 glossy black and white photo of Sonny and an individually signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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