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Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner, like its compatriot, Seydel, can trace its history back to mid-19th Century Germany, where its founder - Matthias Hohner - moved his attention from his original profession of watchmaking to the production of the newly created instrument that was the harmonica. Although Matthias was by no means the first to market with the instrument, he was able to apply manufacturing techniques to the production of harmonicas that enabled them to be built quicker, in larger numbers and more consistently than those of his early competitors.

HOHNER Beatles Harmonica
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HOHNER Beatles Harmonica

£47.99
A tribute to the timeless songs of The Beatles To honour the invaluable contribution which The Beatles have made to popular musical culture, we have created the new Hohner Beatles Harmonica. Made in Germany to the highest standards of craftsmanship, this great little instrument offers you the opportunity to join the party and play along! When the Beatles began their musical career in the early 1960s as an unknown pop group from Liverpool, nobody could have dreamed that their music would still be around over 60 years later. From their humble beginnings, in less than ten years they went on to produce a vast body of timeless compositions which have won a place in the hearts of generations of music lovers around the world. The songs of the Beatles have played a defining role in popular music over the last six decades and will still be setting standards for years to come. With the new Beatles Harmonica, you too can learn to play these timeless melodies. And remember, the Hohner harmonica played a role in some of the Beatles ́ early hits. Hohner Musikinstrumente GmbH:Hohner Musikinstrumente GmbH is the world market leader in the field of reed instruments with headquarters in Trossingen, Germany. Already in the 19th century, the long tradition of the HOHNER Group in the production of high-quality harmonica and later accordions, melodicas and flutes began. The products are distributed in 85 countries through a network of distribution partners. Millions of music enthusiasts worldwide play HOHNER instruments. More information is available at: www.hohner.de... Read more
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Hohner Big River MS
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Hohner Big River MS

£28.29

11 Keys available

The Hohner Big River is an attractive and robust instrument offers an ideal basis for beginners. Streamlined covers with side vents, plastic comb and brass reed plates offer a fantastic price/quality ratio, and is the entry point in Hohner' range for a German built harp. The Big River is part of Hohner's MS line, which allows components from any of the MS models to be interchangeable. So, it is possible to marry Big River cover plates with a Blues Harp comb and Meisterklasse 580/20 reed plates. Like other MS models, the Big River uses a compromised tuning that is slightly closer to equal temperament than the Marine Band Classic and the Special 20. Reeds: 20. Reed Plate: Brass, 0.9mm. Keys: C Major, D Major, E Major, F Major, G Major, A Major, Bb Major, B Major. Comb: Plastic. Plastic snap box. Made in Germany About Hohner Hohner has been producing harmonicas and related instruments in Germany since the middle of the 19th century. It is responsible for many innovations in harmonica design and manufacturing, including the world's first production chromatic harmonica, and its harmonicas have been used by almost all of the 20th century's most important blues, folk, country, pop and jazz musicians.... Read more
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Hohner Blues Harp, Pro Harp and Big River Reed Plates
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Hohner Blues Harp, Pro Harp and Big River Reed Plates

£19.99

15 Keys available

The Hohner TM132 Reed Plates are designed to fit Hohner's Big River Harp, Blues Harp & Pro Harps. These reed plates are sold in pairs (top and bottom plate). It is always worth having spare reed plates, as fitting them can be done in as little as 5 minutes, and they can return a faulty harp back to full glory at significantly less expense than the price of a complete harmonica. All that is required to change reed plates is a small Phillips screwdriver and a little patience! Although these reed plates will fit the Meisterklasse 580/20 MS harmonica, this is not recommended, as the Meisterklasse achieves much of its tone from the thicker 1.05mm reed plates that come as standard. For Richter Modular System Models, Brass, 0.9mm. (E.g. Big River, Blues Harps and Pro Harp) TM132 Reed Plates: C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, G, Ab, A, Bb, B Made in Germany Return your harmonica to new for significantly less expense than purchasing a new harp. About Hohner Hohner has been manufacturing harmonicas in Germany since the middle of the 19th century, and has been responsible for many of the most important innovations in the history of the harmonica.... Read more
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Hohner Chromonica 48 Harmonica
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Hohner Chromonica 48 Harmonica

£169.00

13 Keys available

The Hohner Chromonica 48 has set standards for chromatic harp manufacturing for several decades. Loved by professionals, it is the mouth organ which is most frequently recommended by teachers all over the globe. Its simple construction makes it an affordable, compact and reliable instrument. The beautifully crafted pearwood comb is optimized for great response over its complete range, from the mellow low octave to the bright and clear top octave. Play sophisticated, tasty jazz melodies! Like the majority of Hohner's chromatic harmonica range, the Chromonica 48 is manufactured in the compay's state of the art factory in Germany. For those looking for the same great tone and playability as the Chromonica 48, but with increased range, check out the 16 hole Chromonica 64. A deluxe version of the Chromonica 48, which updates the standard harp with additional reed plates screws in order to maximise air tightness and thicker reed plates for a fuller sound is also available here. Comb: Pearwood, brown Number of holes: 12 Reeds: 48 brass Reed Plates: 1.05mm brass Read Plate Surface: brass Cover Surface: stainless steel Slide Construction: straight Mouthpiece Surface: Nickel 48 Classic chromonica reeds (full 3 octave range) Length: 15.5 cm Comes in a plastic snap box Keys: C, D, E, F, F#, G, A, Bb, B, C Tenor. Made in Germany ... Read more
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Hohner CX12 Black Harmonica
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Hohner CX12 Black Harmonica

£189.99

10 Keys available

The Hohner CX12 black is the standard version of the CX12 harmonica and comes in a sleek black case with reed plates of standard thickness. It features all the amazing characteristics of the CX system at great price and is available in several keys, including C Tenor. The CX12 is the chromatic harp for all rock, pop and jazz players. The CX12 is a unique instrument in the world of chromatic harmonicas. Ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in the hands, and with tool-free disassembly and reassembly for cleaning, it is very different from traditional chromatics. The ABS cover plates are durable and also form the mouthpiece, ensuring that the CX12 is lip and beard- friendly and is remarkably easy to play. The reed plates are fully concealed behind the mouthpiece, providing a perfectly smooth and fast surface and also eliminating any contact between the player's mouth and metal parts -perfect for those with metal allergies. The CX12 is made in Germany and is available in a wide range of keys, from C Tenor to G. Comb: ABS, black Number of hole: 12 Reeds: 48 brass Reed Plates: 1.05mm brass Read Plate Surface: brass Cover Surface: ABS Slide Construction: zigzag Mouthpiece Surface: ABS Length: 16.8 cm Comes in a plastic snap box Made in Germany Keys: C, D , Eb , E , F , G , A , Bb , B , C Tenor About Hohner Hohner is one of the world's leading harmonica manufacturers and has been producing harmonicas in Germany since the middle of the 19th century. It produced the world's first production chromatic harmonica in the 1920s and has been at the forefront on harmonica design for well over a century.... Read more
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Hohner Discovery 48 Harmonica
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Hohner Discovery 48 Harmonica

£129.99
Hohner Discovery 48 The Hohner Discovery 48 sets a further milestone by Hohner, helping a new generation discover the world of the chromatic harmonica. The Discovery 48 is the ideal starter chromonica for the beginning player and hobby musician. The screw together assembly permits flexible adjustment to suit the individual requirements of the player and the slide package can easily be converted for left hand use. The resilient ABS body makes the instrument a reliable companion under all climatic conditions. A simple, robust chromatic harmonica, which is made in Germany and has an unbeatable price-performance ratio. Discover the world of the chromatic harmonica with the Discovery 48 from Hohner. Comb: ABS, black Number of hole: 12 Reeds: 48 brass Reed Plates: 1.2mm brass Read Plate Surface: brass Cover Surface: stainless steel Slide Construction: straight Mouthpiece Surface: ABS Length: 14.3 cm Comes with a zip case Keys: C Made in Germany About Hohner Hohner designed and manufactured the world's first production chromatic harmonica in the 1920s and has been at the forefront of the chromatic market ever since. All of its chromatics, with the exception of the inexpensive Chrometta line, are manufactured in Germany in Hohner's state of the art factory.... Read more
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Hohner FlexRack Harmonica Holder
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Hohner FlexRack Harmonica Holder

£52.99
Hohner FlexRack Harmonica Holder - Free-handed harmonica playing has never been this easy – or this comfortable. The FlexRack is the first harp holder of its type that is this flexible. You can easily adjust position, angle, and height without any tools, and exchange your instrument by simply sliding it in from the front. Thanks to the adjustable spring force and the gummed fasteners, your harmonica isn’t scratched or bent in any way. And thanks to the ergonomically shaped neck brace, it is incredibly comfortable as well. Highly flexible design The only rack which allows position, angle and height to be adjusted without tools for optimal placement of the harmonica Note: Harmonica in image not included... Read more
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Hohner Harmonica Service Set
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Hohner Harmonica Service Set

£81.49
The Hohner Harmonica Service Set contains everything you need for basic harmonica maintenance. In combination with Hohner's online tutorials, this small assortment of high-quality tools for tuning, reed adjustment, and valve replacement is also suitable for players taking their first steps in harmonica maintenance. The set contains: 1 special tuning scraper 1 reed lifting blade with reed wrench 1 fine tuning file 1 hook tool 1 slot screwdriver 1 Phillips screwdriver valve glue 1 set of valves 1 cleaning cloth Please be aware that harmonica maintenance and repair demands a light touch and needs to be learned. We recommend working on an old instrument first and accept no liability for any consequences arising from use of these tools or the techniques described in the online tutorials.  ... Read more
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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 Marine Band Crossover Reed Plates
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Hohner Marine Band Crossover Reed Plates

£33.99

13 Keys available

Hohner Marine Band Crossover Reed Plates - replacing the reed plates on your harmonica is a relatively easy task and is significantly cheaper than buying a new harmonica. These genuine Hohner reed plates will breathe new life into your Crossover harmonica. Note - these also fit the Marine Band Deluxe harmonica.... 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 Thunderbird Harmonica
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Hohner Marine Band Thunderbird Harmonica

£94.99

9 Keys available

The Hohner Marine Band Thunderbird is tuned one octave lower than standard harps, and it opens up previously unknown creative possibilities for the player to discover new worlds of tone with the meanest, fattest low-pitched sound around. The Thunderbird‘s unique cover design is based on an innovation pioneered by Joe Filisko. The front of the bottom cover is raised at the lower end and tapers off towards the high end. This gives the draw reeds sufficient space to vibrate freely at even the lowest pitches without striking the cover, thus eliminating reed rattle. The Thunderbird boasts a full, powerful sound unparalleled among low-pitched harmonicas. Its revolutionary construction also incorporates the patented laminated bamboo comb first used in the Crossover. Comb: Bamboo, Blond Comb Surface: clear lacquer Number of holes: 10 Reeds: 20 brass Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Reed Plate Surface: brass Cover Surface: stainless steel Keys: Low C, Low D, Low Eb, Low E, Low F, Low G, Low A, Low Bb, Low Low F. Comes with a zipper case ... Read more
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Hohner Meisterklasse Chromatic Harmonica
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Hohner Meisterklasse Chromatic Harmonica

£584.99
The Hohner Meisterklasse Chromatic Harmonica is Hohner's only German-made 14 hole chromatic, with a scale extending downwards to G3, giving it the same tonal range as a violin and making it possible for the player to master classical pieces written for that instrument. Like its diatonic namesake, the Meisterklasse chromatic boasts an anodized aluminium comb and is equipped with specially designed chrome plated brass covers for optimal sound projection. Though originally conceived for classical music, its bright tone and fast, powerful response ensure that it’s also a favorite for pop, rock and jazz. The slide action is almost completely silent, and is designed around a short movement, enabling rapid passages to be played fluidly. Comb: Aluminium, grey Number of hole: 14 Reeds: 56 brass Reed Plates: 1.2mm brass Read Plate Surface: Nickel Cover Surface: Chrome Mouthpiece Surface: Chrome Slide Construction: straight Length: 18.4 cm Comes in a plastic case Keys: C major Made in Germany About Hohner Hohner is one of the world's oldest harmonica manufacturers and is credited with the design and production of the world's first chromatic harmonica. All of Hohner's premium chromatic harmonicas (from around the £100 price point upwards) are made at their factory in Trossingen, Germany. Hohner harmonicas have been played by most of the greats of modern music, from Sonny Terry to Stevie Wonder and Willi Burger.... Read more
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Hohner Meisterklasse MS 580/20 Harmonica
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Hohner Meisterklasse MS 580/20 Harmonica

£89.49

12 Keys available

The Hohner Meisterklasse MS 580/20 is the most exclusive model in the MS range, and one of Hohner's premium diatonic harmonicas. It features a lightweight metal comb and 1.05 mm reed plates - slightly thicker than the standard 0.9mm reed plates on the other MS models, for a richer tone. Ergonomically designed, with timelessly elegant chrome-plated covers that enable fast movement up and down the holes. The Meisterklasse's alloy comb, together with reed plates that are thicker than other MS harmonicas, provides it with a soulful but bright sound. The alloy comb gives great durability and the Meisterklasse has a nice weighty feel in the hands. The thicker reed plates provide greater volume than many of Hohner's other harmonicas, but bends are still easily available. Reeds: 20. Reed Plate: Brass, Nickel Plated 1.05mm. Keys: C Major, Db Major, D Major, E Major, F Major,  G Major, Ab Major, A Major, Bb Major, B Major. Comb: Aluminium. Plastic snap box. Made in Germany About Hohner Hohner is one of the world's oldest harmonica manufacturers and has been producing harmonicas and related instruments and accessories in Germany since the middle of the 19th century. Its innovations include the world's first production chromatic harmonica and the first diatonic harmonica to feature a swell-resistant ABS comb. Today Hohner still produces all of its premium harmonicas (diatonics with an RRP of more than £25, and chromatics with an RRP of more than £90, typically) in its factory in Trossingen, Germany.... Read more
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Hohner New Golden Melody Harmonica
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Hohner New Golden Melody Harmonica

£51.99

12 Keys available

The new GOLD standard in sound and design The Golden Melody Progressive, HOHNER’s only professional diatonic model tuned to equal temperament, has undergone a radical redesign to improve handling, stability and airtightness. While retaining the warm tone which has made it a favorite of single note melody players in many different styles, the new Golden Melody Progressive offers a fuller, more powerful sound, combined with optimal playing comfort. And it looks great too!  ... Read more
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Hohner Ocean Star 48 Harmonica
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Hohner Ocean Star 48 Harmonica

£23.99
The Hohner Ocean Star 48 is an inexpensive tremolo model for beginners which is simple to use with good response. It is solo tuned, which is refereed to as 'Asian tuning' and unlike the more typically used Richter tuning. Comb: ABS, black Number of hole: 48 Reeds: 48 brass Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Read Plate Surface: brass Cover Surface: Stainless steel Mouthpiece Surface: ABS Length: 18 cm Comes in a plastic snap case Key: C major About Hohner Hohner is one of the world's oldest and most famous harmonica manufacturers and has been producing harmonicas, accordions and other related instruments in Germany since the middle of the 19th century. Many of the key innovations in the history of the harmonica can be attributed to Hohner, including the production of the world's first chromatic harmonica and the creation of the most widely imitated harmonica of all time - the Special 20. Today Hohner still produces the bulk of its range in Germany, and covers a wide variety of harmonica types and styles, from simple 10 hole diatonics, through to high end chromatics. It is and has been, the manufacturer of choice for many of the world's most famous harmonica players, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Sonny Terry.... Read more
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Hohner PentaHarp
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Hohner PentaHarp

£42.99

7 Keys available

NOTE: All keys except now in stock. The PentaHarp is built for all musicians, not just harmonica players! If you have every tried to learn the harmonica before and were confused with the note layout, this harmonica is for you. The PentaHarp’s intuitive design is easier to understand so you don’t have to use advanced techniques to get the notes that you know will work. You can play melodies and solos effortlessly! The Pentatonic scale is one of the most useful scales in popular music. Guitarists know this scale as “Playing in the Box”. Play any of these notes in the right key and you can’t play a wrong note. Hohner took this a step further by adding what is known as the “Blue Note”. This additional note adds a chromatic run for extra expression and is known to many as the “Blues Scale”. To play this scale on a standard harmonica you would have to perfect advanced techniques that could take years to master. Unlike standard Richter-tuned harmonicas, there is no need to play in 2nd position or “Cross Harp” position. The PentaHarp is straightforward in its tuning. You can play in the same key the song is in or the same harmonica can play a song in a major key if it is the relative minor. The notes are laid out in such a way that you do not need to draw bend, blow bend or overblow to play a useful scale!   ... Read more
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Hohner Pro Harp MS Harmonica
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Hohner Pro Harp MS Harmonica

£36.99

12 Keys available

The Hohner Pro Harp MS has "Greblon" coated covers in matte black, which gives this model an unmistakable appearance. The black -coated covers and brass reed plates look fantastic and give the Pro Harp MS a powerful sound, which is popular with rock music harp players. The Pro Harp features an ABS comb that allows rapid movement across the holes and swell-free durability. A good alternative to the Special 20, for harmonica players looking for an easy to play harp that will last well. Tuning of this harp, like other MS models, is slightly closer to equal temperament than many of Hohner's other harmonicas, making it particularly suited to playing single note melodies. The Pro Harp is part of Hohner's MS range, which offers modular cross compatibility of all of the individual harps' components. So, it is possible, for example, to build a harmonica with the black cover plates from the Pro Harp, the nickel coated reed plates from the Meisterklasse and the wood comb from the Blues Harp. A wide range of alternate tunings, such as natural and harmonic minors, are also available aftermarket by swapping the reed plates. Comb: ABS, black Number of holes: 10 Reeds: 20 brass Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Read Plate Surface: brass Cover Surface: lacquer, black 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. Plastic snap case Made in Germany ... Read more
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Hohner Rocket Amp Harmonica
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Hohner Rocket Amp Harmonica

£43.99

7 Keys available

With the Hohner Rocket Amp harmonica, Hohner has developed one of the world‘s loudest and most comfortable harmonica models. The green Amp version is technically identical to the standard Rocket, but features covers without side vents, which facilitates a tight enclosure when cupping the harmonica with a microphone for amplified playing. The ABS green comb with rounded sides and edges ensures a supremely comfortable playing experience and allows great control of the instrument. Like the Special 20 and standard Rocket, the Rocket Amp features recessed reed plates, which allows for a perfectly smooth mouthpiece that is perfect for playing rapid licks, and doesn't snag facial hair. Airtightness is excellent out of the box, making bends and overblows effortless, and the large holes create great volume with little breath. This is a powerful, dynamic harmonica that is perfect both for live work and recording sessions. Made in Germany. Covers without side vents facilitate amplified playing via a microphone. Number of holes: 10. 0.9mm brass reeds. Diatonic Richter tuning. Stainless steel cover. ABS mouthpiece surface. Neoprene case. ABS Green comb Length:10.2cm Available in 7 keys (C, D, E, F, G, A, Bb) ... Read more
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Hohner Rocket Reed Plates
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Hohner Rocket Reed Plates

£26.99

12 Keys available

Hohner Rocket Reed Plates - Model Number TMC10154 These reed plates are suitable for fitting to Hohner Rocket, Rocket Amp and Progressive Series Special 20 models. Fitting new reed plates is a fairly simple job, requiring little specialist expertise or tools. Bring your old harmonica back to life for significantly less outlay than purchasing a completely new harp!... Read more
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Hohner See-Thru Happy Blue Harmonica
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Hohner See-Thru Happy Blue Harmonica

£6.99
The Hohner See-Thru Happy Blue Harmonica is a genuine 10-hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. It is an excellent low-priced beginners instrument for blues, folk and rock. This would also be a fantastic harp choice for children. Reeds: 20 brass Comb: ABS, Blue Reed Plates: 0.9mm aluminium Reed Plate Surface: aluminium Number of Holes: 10 Key: C-major Length: 10cm Available in blue, red, green and yellow ... Read more
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Hohner See-Thru Happy Red Harmonica
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Hohner See-Thru Happy Red Harmonica

£7.99
The Hohner See-Thru Happy Red Harmonica is a genuine 10-hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. It is an excellent low-priced beginners instrument for blues, folk and rock. This would also be a fantastic harp choice for children. Reeds: 20 brass Comb: ABS, Red Reed Plates: 0.9mm aluminium Reed Plate Surface: aluminium Number of Holes: 10 Key: C-major Length: 10cm Available in blue, red, green and yellow ... Read more
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Hohner Silver Star Harmonica
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Hohner Silver Star Harmonica

£12.99

7 Keys available

The Hohner Silver Star harp is a robust beginner's model for blues, rock and folk. Reeds: 20. Reed Plate: Brass, 0.5mm. Keys: C Major, D Major, E Major, F Major, G Major, A Major, Bb Major. Comb: Plastic. Plastic snap box. ... Read more
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Hohner Six Sided Sextet Tremolo Replacement
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Hohner Six Sided Sextet Tremolo Replacement

£77.99

7 Keys available

The Hohner Six Sided Tremolo Replacement is an individual harmonica designed to fit the Hohner Six Sided Tremolo harmonica known in German as the "Kreuzwender" The Kreuzwender (Six Sided Tremolo) is a unique tremolo mouth organ consisting of six separate instruments held together by metal stars at the ends, giving it a form like a paddle wheel. Each individual harmonica is in a different key and can be selected according to the musical occasion simply by turning the wheel. Comb: Maple, brown Number of hole: 48 Reeds: 48 brass Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Read Plate Surface: brass Cover Surface: Stainless steel Mouthpiece Surface: Maple Length: 23 cm Comes in a plastic snap case Keys: C Major, D Major, E Major, F Major, G Major, A Major, Bb Major. ... Read more
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Hohner Special 20 Harmonica - Country Tuning
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Hohner Special 20 Harmonica - Country Tuning

£44.99

7 Keys available

The Hohner Special 20 Harmonica - Country Tuning The Hohner Special 20 harmonica - Country Tuning is designed to be played in the 2nd position (note that it is labelled in first positions, though)  Hole 5 draw is tuned a half-step higher than the Richter tuned Special 20 to make the complete major scale available in 2nd position. The Hohner Special 20 harmonica has reed plates which are recessed into the injection moulded durable plastic comb, creating a projecting mouthpiece which offers unparalleled playing comfort. The Special 20 has recessed reed plates affixed with screws. Rounded covers with closed sides give a warm, powerful tone which has made the Special 20 a favourite among rock and country players as well as blues musicians. The Hohner Special 20 Country Tuning harmonica Hohner History - The Hohner Special 20 Hohner are the German based manufacturer that make the Special 20 harmonica. The Hohner special 20 is part of their progressive series, and has become their flagship entry harmonica. Hohner were founded in 1857 by Matthias Hohner. According to How To Play The Hohner 10 Hole Diatonic Harmonica by David Harp 650 harmonicas were made in their first year of production, Matthias Hohner, originally  a clock maker began crafting harmonicas in 1857, assisted by his wife and a single employee. The Hohner Special 20 is a diatonic harmonica, and it wasn't until the 1920s, Hohner began manufacturing chromatic harmonicas, which unlike the "standard" diatonic form can be played in any key. To read more about Hohner Harmonicas, check out our useful guide here. Worldwide Delivery The Harmonica Company provide competitive delivery rates, and time frames across the entire World. Newsletter... Read more
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Hohner Special 20 Reed Plates
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Hohner Special 20 Reed Plates

£23.99

12 Keys available

Hohner Special 20 Reed Plates - replacing the reed plates on your harmonica is a relatively easy task and is significantly cheaper than buying a new harmonica. These genuine Hohner reed plates will breathe new life into your Special 20 harmonica.... Read more
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Hohner Speedy Black Harmonica
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Hohner Speedy Black Harmonica

£7.99
The Hohner Speedy Black Harmonica has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in different colours. The robust construction makes it the ideal musical instrument for children, giving them a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play the basics of the harmonica. Reeds: 8 brass Comb: polystyrene, black Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Reed Plate Surface: brass Number of Holes: 4 Key: C Length: 10cm Available in blue, Yellow, Black, Pink ... Read more
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Hohner Speedy Blue Harmonica
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Hohner Speedy Blue Harmonica

£7.99
The Hohner Speedy Blue Harmonica has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in different colours. The robust construction makes it the ideal musical instrument for children, giving them a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play the basics of the harmonica. Reeds: 8 brass Comb: polystyrene, blue Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Reed Plate Surface: brass Number of Holes: 4 Key: C Length: 10cm Available in blue, Yellow, Black, Pink ... Read more
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Hohner Speedy Pink Harmonica
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Hohner Speedy Pink Harmonica

£7.99
The Hohner Speedy Pink Harmonica has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in different colours. The robust construction makes it the ideal musical instrument for children, giving them a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play the basics of the harmonica. Reeds: 8 brass Comb: polystyrene, pink Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Reed Plate Surface: brass Number of Holes: 4 Key: C Length: 10cm Available in blue, Yellow, Black, Pink ... Read more
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Hohner Speedy Yellow Harmonica
Hohner Harmonicas

Hohner Speedy Yellow Harmonica

£7.99
The Hohner Speedy Yellow Harmonica has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in different colours. The robust construction makes it the ideal musical instrument for children, giving them a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play the basics of the harmonica. Reeds: 8 brass Comb: polystyrene, yellow Reed Plates: 0.9mm brass Reed Plate Surface: brass Number of Holes: 4 Key: C Length: 10cm Available in blue, Yellow, Black, Pink ... Read more
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Hohner Marine Band to the Meisterklasse

Testament to the success of Hohner's early designs is that one of its best-selling harmonicas - the Marine Band Classic - is virtually unchanged (bar the odd cosmetic difference) from the model available at the end of the 19th Century. It still features reed plates that are nailed to a wooden comb, and cover plates that are also held in place with nails, although the intonation is slightly altered to reflect modern tastes.

Today, Hohner offers a wide range of harmonicas to suit a variety of playing styles and budgets. This includes low-priced and children's models, such as the Blues Bender and Happy Harps, all the way up to highly rated diatonics, like the Meisterklasse 580/20, and top end chromatics, such as the Silver Concerto.

From Blues Harmonicas to Jazz and Classical Instruments

The primary division in the professional level diatonic range is between Marine Band, Progressive Series and MS Series harps. The Marine Band range of harmonicas all feature wooden combs, whilst the Progressive models all have plastic combs and the MS Series have interchangeable wooden, aluminium or plastic combs. MS Series harps were effectively Hohner's response to the Lee Oskar range, which has a similar modular construction, enabling parts to be combined from different harmonicas. Hohner's chromatic harmonicas are, similarly, grouped into four main ranges: Chrometta, CX12, Chromonica and Performance. Of these, all but the first are produced solely in Germany. The Chrometta range is Hohner's introduction to chromatic harmonicas. Keenly priced, they represent a good entry point for anyone who wishes to try out a chromatic, but doesn't want to commit to a three figure spend. The CX12 is a modern chromatic, with a striking design, great ergonomics and the ability to be dismantled for cleaning an maintenance without the need for tools. Chromonicas are traditionally styled chromatics largely based on the chromatic harp that Hohner first began producing in the 1920s. These are available as traditionally constructed 12 hole chromatics (Chromonica 48), an uprated 12 hole with thicker reed plates and modern construction (Chromonica 270 Deluxe) and a mid-priced 16 hole chromatic (Chromonica 64). The Performance range encompasses a wide variety of high end models, from the popular Super 64 all the way up to the stunning (and stunningly expensive!) Silver Concerto.

The Best Hohner Harmonicas for Beginners

For most players who are starting out with diatonics, one of the less expensive MS Series harps won't break the bank, but will offer sufficient durability and tone that the player will not necessarily feel the need to upgrade when their skills improve. They also feature replaceable reed plates, which makes them more cost effective to own in the long run than cheaper Chinese made harps that can only be disposed of when a reed snaps or goes out of tune. Both the Juke Harp and the Big River offer very similar construction and playability and are priced below £30 - something of a bargain for a German made harmonica.

The Best Hohner Harmonicas for Experienced Players

For those who are comfortable spending a little more, the Rocket offers easier bending, greater volume and a very smooth feeling comb - perfect for playing fast blues licks. This harp is also available as a model designed specifically for amplification, through its use of non-vented cover plates (Rocket Amp), and as one that offers low tunings (Rocket Low)

Musicians seeking a more traditional sound and construction are often drawn to the Marine Band range. The least expensive harmonica in this range - the 1896 Classic - is still one of the best sounding and playing harps on the market, but it does have the drawbacks of an unsealed comb and nailed construction. These aren't deal breakers for many players, who prefer the sound of an untreated comb, but it is worth noting that they require more looking after than a harmonica with a metal or plastic comb, and changing reed plates is considerably more difficult than on a harmonica that uses screws. The Marine Band 1896 is also the only currently available Hohner diatonic that can be purchased in natural and harmonic minor tunings, which makes it a popular choice for those wishing to play minor key blues or eastern music.

The more expensive Deluxe and Crossover/Thunderbird models from the Marine Band range offer the best of both worlds - swell resistant wooden combs combined with modern construction, but they do come in at significantly higher price points. It's worth noting here that the Thunderbird is one of the only Hohner diatonics that is available in low tunings.

The Best Hohner Chromatic Harmonicas

Hohner's chromatic range very much follows the same split between modern and traditional. The Chromonica 48 is not dissimilar in construction to the 1896 Classic, whilst the CX12 goes fully down the modern, functional body route. Both offer great value and are perfect starting points for aspiring chromatic players.

Further up the chromatic range, you will find the Super 64 - beloved of Stevie Wonder and used extensively on some of his most famous recordings. Beyond this, you're into the realms of very special chromatics - from the Meisterklasse and Amadeus, all the way up to the Silver Concerto, which is only available as a made to order item with a 3 month lead time, and whose price varies with the current silver spot price.

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