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Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack

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The Hohner Case of Marine Band harmonica bundle saves you money on the purchase of 5 Marine Band harps, and you get a durable road case for free! The one, the only, the original”the Hohner Marine Band is the harp that was there when harmonica blues was born. Made famous when played by every serious harmonica player from Little Walter to John Lenno...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Hohner Case of Marine Band harmonica bundle saves you money on the purchase of 5 Marine Band harps, and you get a durable road case for free!

The one, the only, the original”the Hohner Marine Band is the harp that was there when harmonica blues was born. Made famous when played by every serious harmonica player from Little Walter to John Lennon, Paul Butterfield to Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and many, many more. The result of over 100 years of tradition and German craftsmanship, the Hohner Marine Band is still the number one choice of top professionals and the most recognizable harmonica model all over the world, known for its full tone and wood comb. Play the Marine Band and be a part of history.

The Case of Marine Bands consists of 5 Hohner Marine Band harmonicas in the most popular keys: G, A, C, D, and E. And to keep them safe while you travel, the harmonicas come in a free padded case with a plush black interior that can hold 7 harmonicas total. The case also has a hook-and-loop fastener as well as a zipper to keep your Hohner Marine Band Harmonicas securely in place.

Features

5 Hohner 1896/20 Marine Band Harmonicas in G, A, C, D, and E keys
10-hole diatonic
Pearwood comb
Gray, padded, zippered case with hook and loop fastener
Holds 7 harps
Plush black interior
Handle for easy carrying
Hohner Harmonicas logo on the case
Specifications
Case dimensions: 5.5"W x 2.75"H x 9.5"D
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Manufacturer's Warranty
90 day warranty on concertinas.
2 year warranty on microphones.
Contact manufacturer for harmonica warranty information.


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HohnerCase of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Quality craftsmanship (3)
  • Warm tone (3)

Cons

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(15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Marine Band is #1

By Matt

from West Lafayette, IN

Comments about Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack:

Marine Band harmonicas are the best hormonicas money can buy. From rookie to pro, anyone can learn on these harps all the way to playing one into a mic at madison square garden. I've talked to Blues musicians at Folk festivals, blues concerts, and bluegrass festivals, they all say "i only play Marine Band". Just take your time to break it in right, and you will play it for your grandkids someday, and hopefully hand it down to them too. Its all around a great harp.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hohner 1896 Marine Band is the classic harmonica.

By CA

from Colorado

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Pros

  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack:

      These are Hohner 1896 Marine Band harmonicas with a pear wood comb. Marine Bands (1896 and Crossovers) sound the best to me. 1896's have been used on countless recordings by some of the most renown musicians. Crossovers really are better--but also cost more.

      All five G A C D E work fine our of the boxI did not have to gap any of them. This is good because Marine Bands are held together with nails, and are not as easy to take down and reconstruct as a Special 20 or Crossover. I always replace nails with screws when i service mine. The holes and reeds matched adequately.

      Many musicians complain that draws are difficult on 1896 Marine Bands. Granted, 2 hole draws are difficult for many players, and in particular in lower keys. When I have trouble I just check my embrochure and focus on good fundamentals. This works for me if the reeds are gapped correctly. That said, all of these harmonicas drew fine, and I did not have to gap any of them.

      I started on an 1896 i my teens. As many point out, 1896 Marine Bands are not as easy to play as a plastic combed harmonicas like the Special 20.

      With plastic, the holes are fully enclosed on 4 sides. The holes have a left side, right side, top and bottom. The comb sticks out past the reed plates and the covers. As a result, your mouth only contacts the covers and plastic on the comb. This makes plastic easier to play with worse embrochure.

      With wood, the comb is a little recessed and there is no top or bottom, just the reed plates. When playing, your mouth will contact wood, the reed plate and covers.

      Because of this difference, your embrochure must be good to play wood well--otherwise wood will be airy and feel leaky. I still prefer wood for sound and feel. I do not soak mine, but I do xarwfully sand the front reedplate edges with 400 grit to take off the sharp edge. This makes the harmonica a lot more comfortable to play hard.

      The case holds 7 harps and is great. I will use it.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Made me happy

      By old guy

      from Wilton, NH

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      Pros

      • Easy To Play
      • Rich Sound
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

      • quality has diminished since I was a boy. I'm 73

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

      Comments about Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack:

      Works fine lasts a long time won't rust won't bust its a product you can trust.

      If I wanted to expand the set to include all the notes the case won't hold them. It's like buying hot dogs and rolls. Buy one package of rolls and one package of hot dogs and you are don't have a matching number of rolls and hot dogs.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      42 Years!

      By Bob Delp

      from Ohio

      Comments about Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack:

      What a great deal! I've been playing a harp for 42 years, and Marine Bands still bring me back to John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, and the Delta.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Satisfied

      By joe mccaig

      from conway ar.

      Comments about Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack:

      Good quality-great sound-in tune!!!

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Faycal

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack:

      The harmonicas are amazing,I am enjoying them and the protection box is very handy

       
      5.0

      The reputation is well deserved!

      By Nick

      from Enid, OK

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Great Intonation
      • Great Sound
      • Highly Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jam Sessions
        • Performance
        • Practice

        Comments about Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack:

        I learned to play harmonica on a pretty basic set of beginner harps (Hohner's Piedmont Blues Set) and when I needed to replace one I decided to go ahead and get a really good set. The reputation of Marine Bands speaks for itself, and I was stunned by how well these harps lived up to that reputation!

        The only con is that the case is a little bit too tight in the top and bottom slots, but unless you plan on getting two more harps to fill the case that isn't going to be an issue.

         
        5.0

        Can't beat the quality for what I paid!!!

        By CCR fan

        from Kingston, Pa

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment

          Comments about Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack:

          Delight to play each one of these harps!

           
          5.0

          I will buy this brand again

          By Jb

          from Metro detroit

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack:

            Quality workmanship and sound. Free 30 day lesson on line included!

             
            5.0

            Great deal

            By Greg

            from St. Louis MO

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any that require a harmonica

              Comments about Hohner Case of Marine Bands Harmonica 5-Pack:

              These are the best I've tried. The case covers a lot of chords. I love them.

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