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Hohner Special 20

Hohner Special 20
  • Hohner Special 20
  • £31.95
  • RRP from £36.99
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A smooth "comfortable" feeling harmonica with genuine brass plates recessed in a plastic body. The Special 20 is an exceptionally warm-sounding airtight instrument with bolted on covers.
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  • Model Special 20
  • Series Classic Series
  • Description Durable plastic comb with mouthpiece for more playing comfort, recessed reed plates affixed with screws. The stable construction and full sound make the Special 20 one of the most popular Richter models. Airtight, loud and reliable.
  • Sound Diatonic
  • Reeds 20
  • Reed Plate Brass, 0.9mm
  • Keys C Major, Db Major, D Major, Eb Major, E Major, F Major, F# Major, G Major, Ab Major, A Major, Bb Major, B Major, C Country, Db Country, D Country, Eb Country, E Country, F Country, F# Country, G Country, Ab Country, A Country, Bb Country, B Country
  • Comb Plastic
  • Case/Packaging Plastic Snap Case
  • Size Length: 10cm


Category Diatonic Harmonica
Playing Level Beginner, Intermediate
Harmonica Comb Material Plastic
Valved Harmonica Non Valved
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


64 reviews for Hohner Special 20

Shirley Embling

by on 2019-06-15

Seems a great harmonica at a competitive price

Rated 5 out of 5

Robin Hall

by on 2019-01-08

Is harmonica. For learner. For this it’s fine

Rated 4 out of 5

John Davis

by on 2018-11-28

There's a reason it is a classic model. Good warm sound, easy to blow, and well made - no leaks or sharp edges.

Rated 5 out of 5

Trevor S Drury

by on 2018-06-20

I’m a beginner on the harmonica and after reading a few reviews on line thought that this would be a good starting point. Only just got it and am still breaking it in. It seems to have a very bright tone and good volume to a couple of cheaper harmonicas I’ve had in the past.

Rated 5 out of 5

George Bigby

by on 2016-05-31

Lovely tone and sounds great.

Rated 5 out of 5

Andrew Watson

by on 2016-04-04

Great for a beginner like me.

Rated 5 out of 5

Andy Thompson

by on 2015-12-17

Haven't got round to playing yet

Rated 5 out of 5

Sandy  Hamilton

by on 2015-10-30

Good quality and easy to play

Rated 5 out of 5

Joseph McCole

by on 2015-07-03

great product, poor delivery service.

Rated 4 out of 5

Stephen Reiss

by on 2015-07-02

Very good beginner's harp that was well set-up and ready to play. Love it!

Rated 5 out of 5

Francis Neil

by on 2015-06-15


Rated 5 out of 5

john roberts

by on 2015-06-10

i am a novice at the moment but decided to buy the hohner special 20 so i would have a good quality instrument to learn on.its like anything.if you have good tools for the job it gets done .

Rated 5 out of 5

Aleksandar Tomic

by on 2015-06-04

Great for learning, really best to start. I orderr more expencive one, but seems to me that this was design in mind for fast learning . Not expensive, easy to learn, hole adjusted for beginners, easy to bend. I recommend to be your very first harmonica, more expencive harmonica may put you off by difficult to achieve easy and desired result, they are more for pros. For quickest results Special 20 is the best.

Rated 5 out of 5

john roberts

by on 2015-05-13

i am just learning the harmonica at the moment .i have tried cheaper and as a result ended up paying twice.
i should have just gone for the hohner special 20 in the first place.a high quality instrument at an average price

Rated 5 out of 5

john roberts

by on 2015-03-27

hohner special 20 is the choice of the beginner like myself or the pro because its easy to learn on and bending notes is not as difficult as on some other makes of harmonica.
buy one,try one i did and now i own five.

Rated 5 out of 5

John Dansie

by on 2015-03-16

A high standard of service

Rated 5 out of 5

john roberts

by on 2015-03-11

a high quality harp at a bargain price.
if you are just starting out on harmonica ,dont buy a cheap nasty one because within weeks you will be throwing it away and wanting a quality the special 20 to start with .its awesome

Rated 5 out of 5

Ian Brooks

by on 2015-03-01

I am an beginner/intermediate harmonica player looking for something beyond the £10 previous model.

Rated 4 out of 5

Richard Stark

by on 2014-12-22

It was a gift for my musician son..... He appears to be happy with the product

Rated 5 out of 5

colin barnes

by on 2014-12-18

Excellent service from start to finish. highly recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5

John Patrick

by on 2014-12-18

Had a number of harmonica now. ***, ***, ***, ***. love the sound of this harmonica. For blues it is brilliant, in my opinion, better than the '***'. The *** sounds louder, has a nice sound but I much prefer the Special Twenty. Easy to hold, play, bend, responds well. Well, this is excellent for beginner or the mature player. Recommended. If you buy one, you won't be dissapointed.

Rated 5 out of 5

N Forrester

by on 2014-12-18

The harmonica is a Christmas present so not taken it out of the box to test yet, but looks great

Rated 5 out of 5

Ifor Baines

by on 2014-10-23

Looks and sounds great. Now to practice.

Rated 5 out of 5

James Gregory

by on 2014-10-20

I am a beginner and would highly recommend the special 20, easy to use. Eagle offered a quick service too and would recommend them

Rated 5 out of 5

ian white

by on 2014-09-30


Rated 5 out of 5

Kevin Warwick

by on 2014-07-29

A real workhorse. I have many other brands and styles of harp but always come back to the special 20. I play mostly blues and some folk and the special 20 fits right in. Easy to bend, airtight and good lifespan.

Rated 5 out of 5

Stephen Darke

by on 2014-07-09


Rated 5 out of 5

Sayeem Ahmed

by on 2014-07-07

I'm new to the harmonica.

It's great for someone looking to learn something new but also used by experienced players. The instrument sounds great and worth every penny.

Rated 5 out of 5

Glenn Garzke

by on 2014-07-04

Very good German made product especially for the price paid.

Rated 5 out of 5

Luke Osborne

by on 2014-05-14

Great harmonica, especially for learning bending techniques.

Rated 5 out of 5

Richard Warr

by on 2014-04-29

fantastic harmonicas
I use mine for live performances
and for home practise.

Rated 5 out of 5

Keith Milner

by on 2014-04-28

So far, seems like a great little instrument

Rated 5 out of 5

Richard Luetchford

by on 2014-04-03

New harps for old, and a good deal

Rated 5 out of 5

Lindy Turner

by on 2014-03-28

This product was recommended to me as ideal for beginners and it hasn't disappointed.

Rated 5 out of 5

Sean O'Neill

by on 2014-03-25

Not the most expensive, but in my opinion the best harmonica for money, quality harp for professional and a great harp for beginner,

Rated 5 out of 5

Darrin Brookes

by on 2014-03-16

Great little inexpensive harp, suitable for beginners and pros.

Rated 5 out of 5

anthony taylor

by on 2014-03-03

Recommend to anybody wishing to try the harmonica

Rated 5 out of 5

David Kent

by on 2014-02-19

A comfortable instrument to hold and to play. Easy to find the draw bend notes.

Rated 4 out of 5

Mr T Roe

by on 2014-02-03

I brought not a good harmonica from China, as soon as I've played hohner special 20 such a marked difference, easier to blow, beautiful sound, resonates. Happy with the instrument, thank you.

Rated 5 out of 5

Andy Graves

by on 2014-01-13

As usual the Hohner Special 20's are the best OOTB harmonica for the money, requiring little, if any reed adjustment or 're-gapping'.

Rated 5 out of 5

C J Divall

by on 2013-12-23

Bought as a present. The recipient reports that it is a good instrument for him as a newcomer to the harmonica.

Rated 4 out of 5

William DRING

by on 2013-12-19

Never let me down.

Rated 5 out of 5

benjamin clarke

by on 2013-12-19

Love it

Rated 5 out of 5

John Fawcett

by on 2013-12-01

excellent service throughout Thank you John F.

Rated 5 out of 5

Gary Joynt

by on 2013-11-28

excellent product, lovely tone perfect for my daughter to learn with

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2013-11-05

It is a cute little Harmonica. I had a cheap kids one to begin with and even though I can't play a harmonica yet even I can feel and hear the difference between a bog-standard really cheapo harmonica and this one. I am not saying it is expensive, as musical instruments go it is cheap. What I am saying is it seems to have a lovely rounded tone to it and I like it very much.

Rated 5 out of 5

John Law

by on 2013-10-31

The product arrived in mint condition and it meets exactly my needs. A note within the package read that the harmonica had been checked thoroughly before shipping - I really respect the care and attention given to me, an individual customer.

Rated 5 out of 5

Maiken Hutchings

by on 2013-10-30

I am a complete beginner, have never played the harmonica in my life. Decided a while back that I wanted to learn - so far the Hohner special 20 is great, really good sound and easy to play!

Rated 5 out of 5

David Sutton

by on 2013-10-26

Great sound

Rated 5 out of 5

anthony taylor

by on 2013-10-22

I have always found Eagle staff to be very responsive and helpful. On my numerous dealings they have never fallen short on service.

Rated 5 out of 5

Joseph Cruddace

by on 2013-10-16

Great little harmonica

Rated 5 out of 5

John Blakemore

by on 2013-10-04

Good rich tone, and not too difficult to bend notes( for a relatively inexperienced player)

Rated 5 out of 5

alex mcnamara

by on 2013-08-27


Rated 5 out of 5

Jane Richards

by on 2013-07-17

The item bought was a birthday present for my son and he was very pleased with it.

Rated 5 out of 5

Anthony Simpson

by on 2013-07-04

Excellent quality harp from Hohner

Rated 5 out of 5

Ignacio  Escamilla

by on 2013-07-03

Good harmonica

Rated 5 out of 5

A J Campbell

by on 2013-06-18

I am a beginner harp player and find the Special 20 easy to get to grips with and quite forgiving for a novice player like me. Nice tone and plenty of volume.

Rated 5 out of 5

Martin Strain

by on 2013-06-10

Prompt service with quality product, simple!

Rated 5 out of 5

Alan Thatcher

by on 2013-06-04

I use the harmonica for social play only - nothing too clever. Very good quality at an attractive price.

Rated 5 out of 5

Andrew Leigh

by on 2013-04-21

Just moving on from Big River Harps (which are decent harps). The special 20 came highly recommended and I'm not disappointed. They feel easy to play and have a lovely blues tone.

Rated 5 out of 5

Barry Clewett

by on 2013-04-02


Rated 5 out of 5

Marta Paccani

by on 2013-03-11

Nice harp, very good for beginners as well

Rated 5 out of 5

William Colin Jones

by on 2013-02-27

Learning to play Harmonic from a book /CD / DVD which recommended this make and model so very pleased so far.

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2013-02-22

Great harp for the price.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 4.92 out of 5 based on 64 customer reviews

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