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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica
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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica

£32.99

32 Keys available

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica The Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic harmonica 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. Like the original Marine Band, the current 1896 model uses traditional long slot brass reeds, an open back and a pearwood comb to provide the warm and raspy tone beloved of blues, folk and country players throughout the world. Unlike older models, however, it doesn't use 7 Limit Just Intonation, but instead utilises a modern compromise tuning. This is closer to Just than many of Hohner's other harmonicas, such as the MS range, but still allows single note melodies to sound pure and sweet. The Marine Band Classic is one of the few Hohner diatonics that is available in a full range of natural and harmonic minor tunings. For low tunings, we  recommend the Hohner Thunderbird, which has been designed from the ground up as a low tuned harmonica, but still has similar tone and feel to the classic Marine Band. Should you wish to replace reed plates on the Marine Band Classic, we recommend upgrading to the Andrew Zajac Marine Band Conversion Kit, which replaces the stock nails with a bolted setup, and makes the process of changing reed plates significantly easier. Original cover design from 1896 ensures the classic blues sound Greatly reduced swelling behaviour through double-coated pear wood comb Reeds: 20 Brass Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Comb: Pearwood, brown Mouthpiece: pearwood lacquered Cover surface: Stainless steel Made in Germany Check the Key for additional tuning options: Natural Minor & Harmonic Minor  ... Read more
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Hohner ACE 48 Chromatic harmonica
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Hohner ACE 48 Chromatic harmonica

£499.99
The Hohner ACE 48 chromatic harmonica has been made in close co-operation with harp leading players, Hohner have re-defined the standard for chromatic harmonicas in the 21st century. Service-friendly and developed to satisfy the highest musical requirements, the HOHNER ACE 48 also offers two revolutionary features: Acoustic Coupling Elements (ACE) enable uniquely variable sound design, while in addition the new VarioSpring - System permits exact adjustment of slide spring pressure to suit personal preferences. Removable Acoustic Coupling Elements (ACE) modify acoustic impedance to create your own tonal color and adjust weight distribution according to taste New revolutionary VarioSpring - System to easily adjust spring pressure to suit individual playing styles Unparalleled comfort through new ergonomic cover and mouthpiece design CNC precision-milled mouthpiece, closed at the side to ensure silent, airtight slide action Key: C Type: Chromatic Reeds: 48 brass Cover Surface: Stainless steel Reed plates: 1.2 mm, brass Mouthpiece surface: brass, silver plated Comb: ABS, Black Length: 16.2 cm Slide Construction: cross alignment Acoustic Coupling Elements: brass, 6pcs Robust nylon zipper case which also functions as mobile workbench  ... Read more
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Hohner Marine Band Deluxe Harmonica
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Hohner Marine Band Deluxe Harmonica

£48.99

11 Keys available

The Hohner Marine Band Deluxe brings the incomparable sound of the Marine Band 1896 into the 21st century with a variety of improvements which optimise handling and ensure greater volume and faster response, while retaining the rich and powerful Hohner sound. Improved cover design gives greater volume and stability while preventing reed rattle. Completely assembled with screws for easy maintenance. Pear wood comb is triple-lacquered, minimising swelling and ensuring greater volume and faster response. Reed plate edges and channel openings with new Ultraglide coating are rounded off for greater playing comfort. Sturdy zipper case allows moisture to evaporate while keeping dust out. Reeds: 20 brass Cover Surface: Stainless steel Reed plates: 0.9 mm brass Mouthpiece Surface: SuperGlide lacquer Comb: pearwood, brown Comb Surface: triple lacquer 10-hole Tuning: Richter ... Read more
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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica

£32.99

32 Keys available

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica The Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic harmonica 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. Like the original Marine Band, the current 1896 model uses traditional long slot brass reeds, an open back and a pearwood comb to provide the warm and raspy tone beloved of blues, folk and country players throughout the world. Unlike older models, however, it doesn't use 7 Limit Just Intonation, but instead utilises a modern compromise tuning. This is closer to Just than many of Hohner's other harmonicas, such as the MS range, but still allows single note melodies to sound pure and sweet. The Marine Band Classic is one of the few Hohner diatonics that is available in a full range of natural and harmonic minor tunings. For low tunings, we  recommend the Hohner Thunderbird, which has been designed from the ground up as a low tuned harmonica, but still has similar tone and feel to the classic Marine Band. Should you wish to replace reed plates on the Marine Band Classic, we recommend upgrading to the Andrew Zajac Marine Band Conversion Kit, which replaces the stock nails with a bolted setup, and makes the process of changing reed plates significantly easier. Original cover design from 1896 ensures the classic blues sound Greatly reduced swelling behaviour through double-coated pear wood comb Reeds: 20 Brass Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Comb: Pearwood, brown Mouthpiece: pearwood lacquered Cover surface: Stainless steel Made in Germany Check the Key for additional tuning options: Natural Minor & Harmonic Minor  ... Read more
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