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Hohner M1896036 Marine Band 1896 Classic in D Diatonic Harmonica

£32.99
The original blues harmonica and historically the world‘s most popular harmonica.
If there is a single style of music where the harmonica can be said to have had a formative influence then it has to be the blues. The instrument in question is the Marine Band 1896 Classic, the original blues harmonica and historically the world‘s most popular harmonica. Its uniquely authentic sound has defined the role of the harmonica in the blues tradition and made it the benchmark harp by which all others are judged. The pearwood comb, arched covers with side vents and traditional HOHNER tuning combine to create the legendary sound which can be heard on countless classic blues recordings from the 1920s to the present day.

In the heyday of the harmonica during the 1920s, millions of Marine Bands were exported to the USA every year. European migrants played a considerable role in the dissemination of the instrument and areas with a large population of German settlers such as Texas or Carolina also produced large numbers of black harp players. The Marine Band was cheap and readily available in any general store, so it became the most widely distributed musical instrument in the USA at this time.


Hohner M-1896036-D Features

• Pearwood comb

• Arched stainless steel covers with side vents, nailed

• 20 Classic reeds, 0.9 mm brass reed plates, mounted with nails

• Single laquered pearwood comb

• Traditional HOHNER tuning

• Available in all major keys plus special tunings

• Handmade


Blow D4 F#4 A4 D5 F#5 A5 D6 F#6 A6 D7
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Draw E4 A4 Db5 E5 G5 B(H)5 Db6 E6 G6 B(H)6



Specifications
Order no. M1896036
item name Marine Band 1896 Classic
type diatonic
Key D
tuning Richter
Number of holes 10
Reeds 20 brass
Cover surface stainless steel
Reed plates 0,9 mm brass
Reed plate surface brass
Mouthpiece surface pearwood lacquered
Comb pearwood, brown
Comb surface clear lacquer
length 10 cm