Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica - Key of A
Possibly the most famous Hohner harmonica of all - virtually unchanged since 1896, this handmade model is still the choice for professionals, due to its full tone, pearwood comb, and musical range.
The Marine Band is the original blues harmonica. Today it is still manufactured in much the same way as when it was first introduced in 1896. Its uniquely authentic sound has defined the role of the harmonica in the blues tradition and made it the benchmark by which all others are judged. The archetypal blues harmonica with the traditional Hohner tuning.
Vintage Sound for All Genres
Originally conceived as a folk instrument, the Marine Band has had a considerable influence on the development of blues, folk, rock, and pop music. It was eagerly adopted by African Americans, who discovered hitherto unknown playing techniques which enabled them to find their own new forms of musical expression on the instrument. The Marine Band can be heard on virtually every recording by blues legends. The blues would not be what it is today without the Marine Band harmonica. This model was also the first choice of artists such as Johnny Cash, John Lennon or Bob Dylan.
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- Hand Made in Germany
- Double-coated Pearwood comb
- Arched stainless steel covers with side vents, nailed
- 20 Classic reeds
- Recessed 0.9 mm brass reed plates for extra airtightness
- Mounted with nails
- Traditional Hohner tuning
- Exceptionally airtight
- Reed plates (material, thickness): Brass, 0.9 mm
- Reed plates (surface): Brass
- Reeds (number, material): 20, brass
- Comb (material, color): Pearwood, brown
- Comb (finish): Double lacquered
- Mouthpiece (surface): Pearwood
- Cover plates: Stainless Steel
- Keys: A
- Type: Diatonic
- Number of holes: 10
- Tonal range: 3 octaves
- Length: 10 cm / 3.9”
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