Hohner Marine Band 1896

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The code number 1896 refers to the year that Hohner introduced this model ‘the worlds best selling harmonica.’ The Marine Band is Internationally recognized by performers for its beauty and simplicity, this is the most favoured and famous harmonica in the world.

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Description

The Marine Band 1896 is the archetypal blues harmonica. Almost unchanged since it was patented in 1896, this iconic instrument embodies the real deep blues like no other and is the benchmark against which all others are judged. Initially designed for European folk music, it quickly became a prominent voice of American blues of the early 20th century, played by all harmonica players of this era. It’s the soundtrack of broken hearts and dancing all night, of endless prairies and sweaty nightclubs. Like no other harmonica, the Marine Band 1896 is an invitation to express yourself in music, a key to unlock your creativity. When you discover this piece of living musical history, you won’t just play the blues. You’ll feel the blues.

FEATURES

  • Traditional assembly with nails
  • Reed plates and covers are affixed with nails for the traditional look and feel
  • Curved covers with side vents
  • Curved covers with side vents for the original blues sound
  • Double lacquered pearwood comb
  • Comb sealed with 2 layers of clear lacquer to reduce swelling

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • 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: HG, F#, F, E, Eb, D, Db, C, B(H), Bb, A, Ab, G
  • Type: diatonic
  • Tuning: Richter, Harmonica Minor and Natural Minor.
  • Number of holes: 10
  • Tonal range: 3 octaves
  • Length: 10 cm / 3.9”

Specification

Harmonica Type
Diatonic

Brand Specifics

Range / Series
Marine Band Series

Body

Harmonica Comb Material
Wood

Reed Plates

Valved Harmonica
Non Valved

Tunings

Key
A, Ab, B, Bb, C, D, Db, E, Eb, F, F#, G,

Customer reviews

4.8 / 5
13 reviews for Hohner Marine Band 1896
eKomi customer reviews
Martin Crowdy
01/08/2022
great
Rated 5 out of 5
Janice Edwards
12/10/2021
Looks great but as it’s a present for my son, I can’t actually review how it sounds as yet.
Rated 5 out of 5
Derek Stephenson
12/08/2021
Have used before with no problems. Well worth the price.
Rated 5 out of 5
Gordon Browne
08/01/2019
Good
Rated 5 out of 5
Brian Knight
30/11/2018
The usual Hohner quality
Rated 5 out of 5

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