Hohner Harmonicas - Marine Band Harps (12 Key Options)

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The Original Blues Harmonica

When the Marine Band was first introduced to the market in 1896, no one could have foreseen the lasting impact this instrument would have on the future of popular music. The affordable price and small size made it the perfect traveling companion, while the unique wailing sound of note bending opened up a whole new world of creative expression to the player.

This was the starting point of our Marine Band Series, which has gone on to play a key role in unleashing the raw emotion of the blues, the free spirit of country or the energy of rock ’n’ roll. From the classic 1896 to the modern Crossover, the Marine Band Series offers a range of genre-defining instruments which are the choice for countless leading harmonica artists today. All Marine Band models are made in Germany.


Feature 1 HL
  • Traditional assembly with nails
  • Reed plates and covers are affixed with nails for the traditional look and feel

  • red alt
    Curved covers with side vents
    Curved covers with side vents for the original blues sound

    Double lacquered pearwood comb
  • Comb sealed with 2 layers of clear lacquer to prevent swelling

    Reed plates (material, thickness): brass, 0.9 mm
    Reed plates (surface): brass
    Reeds (number, material): 20, brass
    Comb (material, color): pearwood, 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: 10 cm / 3.9”