I have a BrazilianI've been known to blow the odd tune on a moothie.
They don't let you try moothies out in music shops in case you've got something boggin on your mouth so buying one ain't like a buying a guitar where you (if you've any sense) can try out a bunch of different instruments until you find something you like.
Because of this down the years its always been Hohner for me. Tried and tested, you know what you're gettiing, and the 270 chromatica is pretty well an industry standard.
However last week I took a wee gamble and ordered a Hering double sided octave tuned job from Thomann for 40-odd quid plus carriage, which is about half the price of the Hohner equivalent.
And I'm dead chuffed with it.
I've bought cheap moothies before and they've without exception been shit.
This one isn't.
"Hand made" in Brazil, it's fast, airtight, and in tune out of the box.
I'd never used an octave tuned harp before. It's a system with a lot of musical potential. 2 banks of reeds laid out like a tremolo harp but a full octave apart. A 12 string moothie if you like. If you get the embouchure right you can play the two banks individually, and alternate between them. Shift the angle to get diffferent mixes between the upper and lower octaves, and you've a range of different textures available.
Flip the thing over to play in the alternate key.
My model's the Seductora 96 c-g
My only gripe is that there's no marker to tell you which way round you've got it or whether it's upside down. Time to get the Dremel out.