I am concentrating on blues mandolin and would like to explore the blues harp. I know a little about playing (bending, etc) but would like advice on making my first serious purchase.
Steve James mentions in his video that G is a good key for traditional mandolin blues as it offers two full octaves of usable notes in the first position. My thoughts then is that a G harp might be a good choice as a starter for blues.
I would also be interested in recommendations of brands keeping in mind I am an amature who is experimenting. I don't want a toy.
It has been quite a few years since I've had a blues harp in my hand and am open to any suggestions as to a reasonable quality instrument at a reasonable price.
What I am asking for is I guess a primer on blues harps. What features should the harp have? and how much should I expect to pay? Any help appreciated.