Toots Mellow Tone

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Toots Mellow Tone

”Feel best in that little space between a smile and a tear.“

The grand old man of harmonica jazz Jean ‚Toots‘ Thielemans is one of the most widely recorded artists on the chromatic harmonica. He has also composed numerous pieces for the instrument. Conceived as an homage to the elder statesman of harmonica jazz and designed in close cooperation with the master himself, the two models of this series reflect the musical demands of the discerning jazz chromonica player.

Short slot reeds and thinner reed plates make this model perfect for playing ballads. The pearwood body gives the instrument a warm, resonant tone.


• Pearwood comb, optimized for improved response in the upper register

• 48 Classic chromonica reeds

• New reed plate mensur and reed profiles for better response and longer reed life

• 1.05 mm nickel plated brass reed plates  

• Short slide action

• Chrome plated brass covers with Toots signature embossing

• Hard shell case

• With serial number!

• Available in C-major

• Full, warm tone for ballads and classical pieces

• Made in Germany


item nameToots Mellow Tone
Number of holes12
Reeds48 brass
Cover surfacestainless steel
Reed plates1,05 mm brass
Reed plate surfacenickel
Mouthpiece surfacechrome
Slide constructionstraight
Combpearwood, brown
Length15,5 cm
Tuning chart
Blow C4 E4 G4 C5 C5 E5 G5 C6 C6 E6 G6 C7
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Slide Out
Draw D4 F4 A4 B(H)4 D5 F5 A5 B(H)5 D6 F6 A6 B(H)6
Blow Db4 F4 Ab4 Db5 Db5 F5 Ab5 Db6 Db6 F6 Ab6 Db7
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Slide In
Draw Eb4 F#4 Bb4 C5 Eb5 F#5 Bb5 C6 Eb6 F#6 Bb6 D7

Artists known for their Toots Mellow Tone music

The Grandmaster of Jazz Harmonica

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