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Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica D

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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-... Read More

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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.

Features
  • 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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
90 day warranty on concertinas.
2 year warranty on microphones.
Contact manufacturer for harmonica warranty information.


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Hohner1896 Marine Band Harmonica
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Quality craftsmanship (3)
  • Warm tone (3)

Cons

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5.0

You can't go wrong with a Hohner

By Tommy T

from New Jersey

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

    It stays in tune well and gets better with age.

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    5.0

    You get what you pay for.

    By Gary

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

    Getting back to the harmonica to include with playing acoustic guitar (Dylan, Young, folk-rock). Tried an inexpensive 7-piece set 'Piedmont Blues' but half were out of tune. Both harps have the Hohner name but the 1896 is still made with quality. The old adage that you 'get what you pay' for applies with these harmonicas. Great tone, easy to find the right notes, plays easy when placed in a Flexrack neck brace. Will probably purchase in a few other keys once I master some Neil Young in the Key of G.

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    5.0

    i would buy this product again

    By side man

    from Rochester New york

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Play
    • Perfect balance no fuss in handling
    • Quality Craftsmanship
    • Rich Sound
    • Warm Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

        I enjoy the sound of this product I feel the rich sound and the joy it brings to hear it play. if u fee u must learn a instrument then I suggest starting with this harmonica.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        classic sound

        By byrdma

        from colorado

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

            Replacement harmonica exactly what I expected great sound.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE THIS HARP

            By Mark

            from San Diego, CA

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            Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

            I've been playing harps for a few years. Started with a "Pocket Pal". Think it cost $5.00. Have tried a few and worked my way up the quality line. Never wanted to spend the little extra for a Marine Band. Thought how much better could it be? Well it's worth it. I've had it a few weeks now and it still looks like new but it has opened up tonally. Like the plastic case you get with it. Can't explain it just seems more powerful and purer sounding. Just feels solid in your hand I've since also bought another in the key of A. Probably buy the rest and get a case for the set shortly. Buy it! You can't go wrong...There may be better but I haven't played them.

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            5.0

            LOVE THIS HARP

            By Mark

            from San Diego, CA

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            Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

            I've been playing harps for a few years. Started with a "Pocket Pal". Think it cost $5.00. Have tried a few and worked my way up the quality line. Never wanted to spend the little extra for a Marine Band. Thought how much better could it be? Well it's worth it. I've had it a few weeks now and it still looks like new but it has opened up tonally. Like the plastic case you get with it. Can't explain it just seems more powerful and purer sounding. Just feels solid in your hand I've since also bought another in the key of A. Probably buy the rest and get a case for the set shortly. Buy it! You can't go wrong...There may be better but I haven't played them.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Solid Harp

            By MARK

            from San Diego, CA

            Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

            Solid harp, great sound. I've had others and cheaper ones. But I love this one. Key A. Will be replacing my C and G with this harp.

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            (35 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Serious Harp For Intermediate & Pro Players

            By J. Vreeland

            from Snowflake, AZ

            Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

            I find the Marine Band is a lot warmer than the Blues Harp - although it isn't a 'Modular" harp and you can't get it repaired for more than twice the cost of a new one. That's just wrong I feel - but I guess that's the way Hohner wants it. Remember that ALL harps wear out and will need to be replaced from time to time - but the M/B is a pretty robust unit - just give it a couple of hours to work-in before you ask it to work hard. The M/B has that mellow and yet cutting sound that is just what you need to create the air of the blues. It bends well with a little coaxing during the first week or so - but after that it is 100% ready for the big time. If I couldn't get a M/B, I'd go with the 'Golden Melodies' as it is just the next step up from this one. Either will carry you to the music very well. Keep 'em clean and don't feed them any food or soft drinks from your mouth and they'll last a long time. Start with the 'C' and graduate to the 'G' and then add either an 'A' or a 'Bb" and you've got a lot of the blues songs covered.

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