Years and years ago, while searching for the ultimate harmonica...I picked up a few Lee Oskar harmonicas. I was young, inexperienced, and didn't love them. They went into a box and stayed there for a long time.
I recently pulled out that box...and I WAS SURPRISED. The quality, tone, and feel of the harps were exactly what I like...and these were pretty old harps. So I ordered several more and haven't looked back since. My initial impression of the Lee Oskar harps was wrong. The older harps and the newer harps were identical in quality and are perfectly capable of heading onstage with me.
That's right...I said it...I WAS WRONG!