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Hohner 1896 Harmonic Minor Marine Band Harmonica
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      Hohner 1896 Harmonic Minor Marine Band Harmonica (584342)
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The distinctive sounds of harmonic minor tuning make this harp ideal for playing multicultural music.

As expert harp player Steve Baker describes in his book, The Harp Handbook, the Marine Band harmonica in Harmonic Minor tuning is in "traditional, minor diatonic tuning - the blow chord is minor, but the draw chord...is major. In 1st position...it has a sound all of its own, which is great for oriental melodies, tangos or russian [sic] folk music...." In general, it has a very soulful, Eastern European sound. This multi-cultural harmonica is designed to play traditional ethnic music that is important to the heritage of many cultures including: minor eastern European, gypsy, Yiddish, Mediterranean, middle eastern, Asian and European/American folk music, as well as various selections of jazz and classic show tunes.

The harmonic minor-tuned Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica follows in the footsteps of harps 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. The Marine Band is 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 of Hohner's over 100 years of tradition and 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.

Hohner 1896 Harmonic Minor Marine Band Harmonica Features:

  • 10-hole diatonic
    Harmonic minor tuning (flatted-third and flatted 6th)
    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




Hohner 1896 Harmonic Minor Marine Band Harmonica

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