Hohner 560 Special 20 Harmonica  

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The go-to harp for professionals and the first choice for those learning to play.

The Special 20 is the go-to harp for harmonica players of any style, including blues, country, folk, or rock. The Special 20 delivers the coveted Marine Band sound and offers the benefits of its plastic comb: it doesn't absorb moisture so it won't swell, shrink, or crack; it lasts longer and is more airtight than wood combs that can become swollen, twisted, and warped; airtight construction provides increased responsiveness; plastic provides comfort and it's smoother on the lips, preventing chafing.

Another plus of the Hohner 560 Special 20 is that the harmonica's reed plates are recessed into the comb. This keeps the sharp edges of the brass reed plates (found on most harps) from harming your lips. The Special 20 is the harp-of-choice of harmonica virtuoso John Popper of the band Blues Traveler and was played by Bob Dylan on his 2007-2008 tour. Chances are your favorite player has several of these harmonicas in his case.

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About Hohner:
Hohner is a family company founded in 1857 in Trossingen, Germany by Matthias Hohner. Hand-made quality and close attention to detail has set Hohner apart from the beginning. A top leading brand in harmonicas, Hohner harps are distributed worldwide. Hohner harmonicas are played on the street by buskers, in intimate nightclubs, on festival stages, and even in Carnegie Hall. Despite a diverse harmonica line used in music from country to classical genres, the most famous Hohner harmonicas are their simple, 10-hole diatonics used frequently by blues, rock, country, and folk musicians.

Features
  • 10-hole diatonic
  • Professional quality
  • Standard (Richter) tuning
  • Genuine brass plates
  • Plastic comb
  • Bolted-on covers
  • Reeds: 20
  • Reedplates: brass; 0.9 mm
  • Plastic comb
  • Length: 10 cm
  • Hohner harmonicas feature:
  • Improved reed profiles to increase reed life by over 200%
  • Precision die punches to ensure reed plates with unparalleled air tightness
  • Improved tuning accuracy (through investment in innovative new tools)
  • Extremely stable stainless steel covers that won't tarnish and are easy to clean
  • Dynamic range and highest volume of most any commercially made harmonica
  • Super-fast response at all volume levels
  • Easily adjustability for overblows

order the 560 Special 20 today and get an awesome response, superior bendability, and the sweetest tone.

 
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5.0

Hohner 560 Special 20 Harmonica

By Clay

from Kansas

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blues

    Comments about Hohner 560 Special 20 Harmonica:

    Rugged, doesn't shrink or swell with use.

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    5.0

    Fast and efficient.

    By mn shutterbug

    from SW MN

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Quality Craftsmanship
    • Rich Sound
    • Warm Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hohner 560 Special 20 Harmonica:

        Time will tell. :)

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        5.0

        Will definitely buy more of these!

        By Veev

        from Bloomfield Hills, MI

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Play
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment

          Comments about Hohner 560 Special 20 Harmonica:

          This has such a great sound my daughter and her friends all 'want one'. I will buy more for a complete set and maybe a few for gifts. Nice they are made in Germany and not [*]. "Wheatland here we come".

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          5.0

          Bluesharp

          By bluesharp

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Hohner 560 Special 20 Harmonica:

          Heard alot about the Special 20 from others. The sound is rich. The reeds are easy to work with.

          I found our for myself to be just that. I can get the reeds to easily respond to bending also get

          them to peform just the way I need for different songs. The size and shape feels good too.

          I like it a lot.

          Melody

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          5.0

          Great All-Around Harp

          By Steve Robinson

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Hohner 560 Special 20 Harmonica:

          Out of all the harmonicas out there, the Hohner Special 20 is the most playable. The plastic comb is molded so that the reed plates set into it rather than just lie on top. This makes the harmonica incredibly airtight. Such airtightness translates into great tone and playability at every position. It also makes it very easy to bend responsively. Great harp for any level player!

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          5.0

          Awesome instrument

          By Dakota-Tmnh3

          from Sterling, Colorado

          Comments about Hohner 560 Special 20 Harmonica:

          This is one of the most air tight harmonicas i have ever played...the bending is very easy and the sound is great. I enjoy playing to rock n' roll and this instrument fits perfect. Its a well rounded instrument that I recommend to all players of different skill levels.

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