Beginner harmonica with diatonic tuning system (Richter tuning) The top row is tuned to one octave below the bottom, 10 holes with 20 slices, brass sounds 0.9mm, comb made of pear wood, quality metal cover and mouthpiece. The harmonica plays all major and harmonic mole scales, length 10cm, tuning C.
The Richter harmonica is probably the most widespread type of harmonica. If you mean playing seriously and thinking about setting up a blues, bluegrass, country, folk, rock or pop band, you should start with the major Richter harmonica. Learning to play on it is quite simple, and the possibilities of using it are huge. Play a parade, even a solo.
The basic difference between HOBBY and Richter harmonics is that HOBBYs have full scales within the tuning and Richters have some tone within the scale (Richter tuning). It's a big advantage, but a beginner will soon find that some scale tones can't be played. But it can be dealt with using a special technique called cross-harp.
Richters are also produced in different scales, so it is quite common that seasoned bluesmans are armed with harmonica strips at the concerts like Russian frontline soldiers.