“What is an Optimized Harmonica?” Well, an optimized harmonica simply means a harp that has been optimized from its original condition. There are no extra bells and whistles, just an original harp that has been professionally tweaked. The two harps I sell with this option are the Seydel Session Steel and the 1847. I carefully sand the drawplate and fine-tune the harp, normally to “just compromised limited 19 intonation”. If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry, your harp will sound very nice and pleasant to the ear. If you do want to know, check out the FAQ section on this site. The fine-sanding technique only works on the 1847, you would have to change the comb on the Session Steel.
If you have any questions about Optimized Harmonicas, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.