Hohner Sonny Terry Heritage Edition Harmonica - As one of the greatest and most original harmonica players the world has ever seen, Sonny Terry remains an iconic role model for blues musicians around the globe. To honor his memory, Hohner has launched a specially made 10-hole diatonic harmonica in homage to the original instruments upon which he created his unique work.
Only available in the key of C.
Special cover plates
Stainless steel cover plates embossed with a Sonny Terry Design.
Based on the Original Marine Band
The sealed comb of the instrument is lacquered ochre/black like the historic Marine Bands.
Vintage Cardboard Box
Instrument comes in a vintage cardboard box with special graphics.
Box includes a replica of the stamp blind Sonny Terry used to sign autographs.
All contents of the Heritage Edition come in a beautiful magnetic case with historic graphics.
About Sonny Terry
Sonny Terry was an American blues musician who was known for his distinctive style of harmonica playing. He lost his sight in 1927 at the age of 16, which ultimately led to his abandoning his original intention to pursue a career in the farming industry. Agriculture's loss, was music's gain, however, and after a decade of playing initially on street corners, then later in music venues, he recorded material for the Vocation label.
After the end of World War 2, Terry was in demand for services as a session musician, adding harmonica to hits from Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. He also developed a partnership with guitarist Brownie McGee, which would continue for several decades, and included the release of material on several labels, and even appearances in Broadway productions.
Terry died in 1986, having made only sporadic live appearances in the preceding decade. In the same year he was finally inducted into the Blues Founmdations Hall of Fame.