Hohner Marine Band 1896 Diatonic Harmonica

SKU: 1896BXG

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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Diatonic Harmonica

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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Diatonic Harmonica

The Hohner Marine Band 1896 is the archetypal blues harmonica. Almost unchanged since it was patented in 1896, this iconic instrument embodies the real deep blues like no other and is the benchmark against which all others are judged.

Designed For

Initially designed for European folk music, it quickly became a prominent voice of American blues of the early 20th century, played by all harmonica players of this era. It’s the soundtrack of broken hearts and dancing all night, of endless prairies and sweaty nightclubs.

Unlock Creativity

Like no other harmonica, the Marine Band 1896 is an invitation to express yourself in music, a key to unlocking your creativity. When you discover this piece of living musical history, you won’t just play the blues. You’ll feel the blues.

Traditional Assembly with Nails

Reed plates and covers are affixed with nails for the traditional look and feel.

Curved Covers with Side Vents

It features curved covers with side vents for the original blues sound.

Double Lacquered Pearwood Comb

It is comb-sealed with 2 layers of clear lacquer to reduce swelling.

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Diatonic Harmonica

  • Reed plates:
    • Material: Brass
    • Thickness: 0.9 mm
  • Reed plates surface: Brass
  • Reeds:
    • Number: 20
    • Material: Brass
  • Comb:
    • Material: Pearwood
    • Color: Brown
  • Comb finish: Double lacquered
  • Mouthpiece surface: Pearwood
  • Cover plates: Stainless steel
  • Keys: HG, F#, F, E, Eb, D, Db, C, B(H), Bb, A, Ab, G
  • Type: Diatonic
  • Tuning:
    • Richter, Harmonica Minor and Natural Minor.
    • Nm and hm just in F#, F, E, Eb, D, Db, C, B(H), Bb, A, Ab, G
  • Number of holes: 10
  • Tonal range: 3 octaves
  • Length: 3.9 inch (10 cm)

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