Karl Pucholt


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Vice President
Company Name
C.A. Seydel and Sons

Karl Pucholt and Lars Seifert have helped bring C. A. Seydel Sohne back to the forefront of the industry once again. The historic harmonica manufacturer, located in Klingenthal, Germany, had fallen on hard times before its re-birth in 2004. Founded in 1847, the company produced many innovative instruments over the years including the Boomerang harmonica and the classic Blues Harmonica. Mr. Pucholt had worked for Seydel for over 40 years and did not want to see the company close. He worked hard to find a new owner to keep the name and products alive. With Mr. Seifert’s help the company focused on technology to increase the awareness of their products, namely the company’s web site and Internet presence.