Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica

Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica

Regular price$54.99

The Hohner 1896 Marine Band harmonica delivers the unmistakable sound that shaped rock and blues music. For over a century, the Marine Band has been the go-to harmonica for iconic musicians like John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Little Walter, and Paul Butterfield—and now it can be yours. Handcrafted in Germany using traditional methods passed down through generations, the 1896 Marine Band features a pearwood comb and brass reeds that produce a warm, rich tone perfect for blues, folk, and rock. Its iconic design is instantly recognizable, with stainless steel cover plates and an old-school shape that just feels right in your hands. Play a few notes on this legendary harmonica and you'll understand why it's considered the gold standard for authentic blues tone.


  • 10-hole diatonic
  • Standard (Richter) tuning
  • Reeds: 20
  • Reedplates: Brass; 0.9 mm
  • Pearwood comb
  • Length: 10cm
  • Hohner harmonicas feature:
  • Improved reed profiles to increase reed life by over 200%
  • Precision die punches to ensure reed plates with unparalleled air tightness
  • Improved tuning accuracy (through investment in innovative new tools)
  • Extremely stable stainless steel covers that won't tarnish and are easy to clean
  • Dynamic range and highest volume of most any commercially made harmonica
  • Super-fast response at all volume levels
  • Easily adjustability for overblows
  • A unique Hohner sound that is a tone benchmark for blues, folk, and rock

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