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Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica 

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A well-known, precisely crafted, historic harmonica with a pearwood comb and an amazing tone.

The Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica follows in has been played by world-famous musicians like John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Little Walter, and Paul Butterfield. The Hohner Marine Band is a number-one choice among top professionals and one of the most recognizable harmonicas all over the world. Known for its full tone, wood comb, and its patented cover plates, the Marine Band harmonica was there when harmonica blues was born. The Marine Band harp is a result over 100 years of Hohner German craftsmanship.

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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.

  • 10-hole diatonic
  • Standard (Richter) tuning
  • Reeds: 20
  • Reedplates: Brass; 0.9 mm
  • Pearwood comb
  • Length: 10cm
  • 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
  • A unique Hohner sound that is a tone benchmark for blues, folk, and rock
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Hohner1896 Marine Band Harmonica

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from Lehigh Valley

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  • Consistent
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone


    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

    Hohner...enough said!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    how sweet it is


    from Midwest City, OK

    Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

    I have been playing only two weeks but have been able to pick up the harmonica fairly quick. So I bought the Hohner Marine Band harmonica. How sweet it is. Most of the harmonica teachers on the web tell you to buy a lower priced one to start with. I wish I had bought this first. It would have made it sooo much easier to learn. You don't have to blow or suck your brains out to get the notes you want.
    Just like Hohner advertises just breath. So if you are a beginner and feel pretty sure you are going to stay with it, don't wait, get the Marine Band or Special 20. It will be so much more fun.
    This harmonica is awesome.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Best Harp Out There


    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

    This is my favorite harmonica at the moment. The wood comb offers a very warm, bluesy tone. In addition, the depth of the harmonica is slightly smaller than other harps, making it fit very snugly into your hands for a nice "wah."

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