Hohner Marine Band Series Marine Band 1896 Harmonica, Key of D

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The Original Blues Harmonica! 

The 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.

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.

Like no other harmonica, the Marine Band 1896 is an invitation to express yourself in music, a key to unlock your creativity.

  • Reed plates and covers are affixed with nails for the traditional look and feel
  • Curved covers with side vents for the original blues sound
  • Comb sealed with 2 layers of clear lacquer to reduce swelling
    Key D
    Reed Plate Material Brass 0.9mm
    Reed Plate Surface Brass
    Number of Reeds 20
    Comb Material & Colour Pearwood / Brown
    Comb Finish Double Lacquered
    Mouthpiece Surface Pearwood
    Cover Plates Stainless Steel
    Type Diatonic
    Tuning Richter
    Number of Holes 10
    Tonal Range 3 Octaves
    Length 10cm / 3.9"

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