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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Harmonica - 1896DX
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The One, The Only, The Original.
The Marine Band is the original blues harmonica. Today it is still manufactured in much the same way as when it was first introduced in 1896. Its uniquely authentic sound has defined the role of the harmonica in the blues tradition and made it the benchmark by which all others are judged.
The archetypal blues harmonica with the traditional HOHNER tuning.
- Original cover design from 1896 ensures the classic blues sound
- Greatly reduced swelling behavior through double-coated pear wood comb
From the birth of the blues, the Hohner Marine Band 1896 Harmonica has been a constant musical fixture. Played by iconic figures such as Little Walter, Paul Butterfield, and Bob Dylan, it remains the top choice for the top professional, as well as aspiring musicians around the globe. Relying upon over a century of German craftsmanship and tradition, this harmonica has been universally recognized for its full tone, musical range, and distinctive wood comb. Let your musical expression be a part of the continuing Marine Band legacy. All major keys are available.
- Hohner Marine Band 1896 Harmonica
- Made in Germany
- Model 1896X
- Pearwood comb
- Arched stainless steel covers with side vents, nailed
- 20 Classic reeds
- Recessed 0.9 mm brass reed plates for extra airtightness
- Mounted with nails
- Traditional Hohner tuning
- Exceptionally airtight
- Available in all major keys
For over 150 years HOHNER has been producing musical instruments with the highest level of quality possible. Traditional craftsmanship and know-how based on decades of experience, combined with state-of-the-art production technology ensures that we will be able to maintain our high standard for the future.
To continue this tradition we are constantly investing in research and development, enabling us to offer the highest quality possible. It is our goal to offer a wide range of models to fulfill the needs of virtually any musician. We are working in close co-operation with the most renowned professional harmonica players in the world to be up-to-date at any time.
The combination of latest production technologies with the know-how which has been cultivated for decades enables us to guarantee a high quality standard in future, too. By using special alloys for the production of high-class reeds and by employing precise stamping and milling tools, the optimal sound quality and long life of our instruments can be warranted.
The improved responsiveness of the single notes in each pitch already convinced countless children, teenagers, adults and seniors, beginners as well as advanced players, to become Hohner harmonica fans.