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1896 Marine Band Low Tuned Harmonica

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The low tuned Hohner Marine Band offers one lower octave than standard-tuned harmonicas in the same key. The low-tuned Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica follows in the footsteps of harps played by wo... Read More

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Overview

The low tuned Hohner Marine Band offers one lower octave than standard-tuned harmonicas in the same key. The low-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. 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 results of over 100 years of Hohner 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.

Features
  • 10-hole diatonic
  • Tuned an octave below standard (RIchter) in same key
  • 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
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4.0

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3.0

not good for the price

By james bullington

from W. Tn.

This is a good little harmonica of the usual Hohner quality. good tuning. good finish. But it is way overpriced. About the quality of other harmonicas that cost around half the price. For a few dollars more you can buy a special 20 which is a better harmonica. OR!for half the price you can buy a comparable harmonica such as the Folk Master. I have many harps in several brands and that's my take on it. Buy one of each and write another review for us.Thanks

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4.0

bending issues

By John Steve Davis

from Clemson, SC

Great harp except it is very difficult to get a full bend on hole #2. A Hohner technician says this is normal for "low" key harps and that you may need to vary your bending technique for this type harp.

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5.0

Low tuning rocks!

By Chris Kirma

from Scottsdale, AZ

This Harmonica is absolutley beautiful for those songs in G, especially the slower songs where you need some background music to fill in the spaces. I bought this Harmonica a few days ago at a local Guitar Center and i Love it! It is so good for the price and gets the job done.

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