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Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica High G 

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  • 10-hole diatonic
  • Standard (Richter) tuning
  • Reeds: 20
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      A well-known, precisely crafted, historic harmonica with a pearwood comb and an amazing tone.

      The Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica follows in has been played by world-famous musicians like John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Little Walter, and Paul Butterfield. The Hohner Marine Band is a number-one choice among top professionals and one of the most recognizable harmonicas all over the world. Known for its full tone, wood comb, and its patented cover plates, the Marine Band harmonica was there when harmonica blues was born. The Marine Band harp is a result over 100 years of Hohner German craftsmanship.

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      Hohner is a family company founded in 1857 in Trossingen, Germany by Matthias Hohner. Hand-made quality and close attention to detail has set Hohner apart from the beginning. A top leading brand in harmonicas, Hohner harps are distributed worldwide. Hohner harmonicas are played on the street by buskers, in intimate nightclubs, on festival stages, and even in Carnegie Hall. Despite a diverse harmonica line used in music from country to classical genres, the most famous Hohner harmonicas are their simple, 10-hole diatonics used frequently by blues, rock, country, and folk musicians.

      Features
      • 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
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      Play the Marine Band harmonica and be a part of history when you order today.

       
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      Hohner1896 Marine Band Harmonica
       
      4.8

      (based on 39 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (32)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      95%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (18)
      • Quality craftsmanship (18)
      • Easy to play (17)
      • Warm tone (15)
      • Consistent (14)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment (12)
        • Small venues (7)
        • Soundtracks (7)
        • Jazz clubs (4)
        • School bands (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (14), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Marine Band harmonicas

        There is no doubt--none whatsoever--that a Marine Band harmonica is one of the best sounding harmonicas in the world. The bluesy tone of the wood comb cant be beat. I certainly...Read complete review

        There is no doubt--none whatsoever--that a Marine Band harmonica is one of the best sounding harmonicas in the world. The bluesy tone of the wood comb cant be beat. I certainly have a bunch of them. But dont let any new harp players on here be fooled. There are significant problems to playing a Marine Band. I also contend that quality control at the Hohner factory is poor. MB harps come out all different, you never know what you are going to get. As for problems, here are what I've experienced with Marine Bands:

        1) the wooden comb warps, that is the holes shift. Holes you play a lot tend to "move around." Your 4 hole will open up wider, thus "pinching" the 3 and 5, making them smaller and harder to play.

        2) the wooden comb swells out when it gets moist with the moisture of your lips. If you play and MB for even 30 or 40 minutes, the wooden comb will bulge out and rip your lips up while you play. I find the Special 20 much easier to play, and to solo on, than an MB. The plastic comb of the Special 20 wont warp or swell.

        3) the MB has those nasty metal rails along the top and bottom of the comb, again rendering it hard to solo.

        Some guys I know love Marine Band harps and would never give them up. Fine. Again, these are fantastic sounding harps, but with so many other choices on the market, I dont usually buy MBs any more. Special 20s are my favorite, Golden Melody's are terrific, and best of all, the Suzuki Manji

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        pretty good harp

        This is a good little harmonica but is way overpriced. It is comparable to the Suzuki Folkmaster in tune and quality except for the way it is nailed together and it is twice the...Read complete review

        This is a good little harmonica but is way overpriced. It is comparable to the Suzuki Folkmaster in tune and quality except for the way it is nailed together and it is twice the price. True, you seldom have to disasemble a hormonica but you will sonner or later and for a couple of dollars more, the Hohner special 20 is easier to work on and is a little slicker design.

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        5.0

        Showdown

        By Chris

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play
        • Quality Craftsmanship

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

          A thirty year guitarist and composer, I took up the harmonica in 2012. The Marine Band 1896 has a long storied history and was the choice of harps from Lennon to Dylan, if one considers only the pop/rock/folk form of music this harp was applied to, and this 1896 apparently has a reputation of being the standard that sets the standard. It is not undeserved. It is quality made with solid and secured metal or nickel plates, a fine wood comb, and projects a powerful, piercing, clear, clean biting sound, slightly mechanical. But it plays fast, and hits the notes dead on. I would not buy anything less than this harp. However, while they seem to be absent from this site, The Hering 1923 Vintage Harp, with its brass, antique-style, heavier plates and wooden comb (and let's be clear--the wooden comb is, beyond debate, better than any plastic comb) has a superior rich, sonorous sound, the likes of which I have never heard from another harp, and I have played my fair share to this point. The Hering 1923 is Coltrane. The 1896 is martial music. That is THE difference, in a word. While I have an even number of both, and regret neither, the Hering 1923 is the most complete and versitile harmonica sound I have encountered. I recommend getting one. But, if not, the 1896 delivers and satisfies perfectly well, so don't waste time with the nonsense.

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          5.0

          1896 Marine Band Harmonica

          By Dick

          from Knoxville, Tennessee

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play
          • Marine Band Harps Are The
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound
          • Warm Tone
          • Way To Go Great Sound

          Cons

          • Eventually Blow Out With

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

            Marine Band harps provide the best consistent sound for Blues music. They generally last as long or longer than other models. Eventually all harps wear out and hard to find harps can always be ordered in a quick easy manner. Most music stores don't carry the High G harps. Ordering on line is the way to go.

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            5.0

            Love All My Harmonicas

            By TonyD

            from Somerdale, NJ

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Play
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

            I love all my harmonicas and the case I purchased. Ordering them is always easy and fun and you always seem to have what I want in stock. Thanks.

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            5.0

            1896 Marine Band

            By Jimbo

            from Arkansas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Play
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound
            • Warm Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Porch Front Porch

              Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

              Reminds me of the old Hohner Blues Harps I played in the 1960s but with great improvements in tone. Better Harp with Higher Price. Tons of Fun.

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              4.0

              Plays Well

              By Michael

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Quality Craftsmanship
              • Warm Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

                It plays as advertized. It works well and has a nice case.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Made my Uncle 92 year old Uncle Happy!

                By none

                from Blountville,.tn

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • 5
                • 5star
                • Easy To Play
                • Quality Craftsmanship
                • Rich Sound
                • Sound
                • Sound Is Great

                Cons

                • No Cons
                • None At All

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

                  I purchased this harmonica for my 92 year old Uncle. My Uncle purchased a Hohner Pocket Pal while in Germany when he was serving in the U S Army during World War II. He still has the harmonica and it still sounds great. We have not been able to find another harmonica that sounded anything near as good as the one he bought during WWII. He still has the original box the old one came in and still plays it ( he has neuropathy in his hands and can't play his guitar or mandolin anymore) and it still sounds great but wanted another one, I purchased one for him for Father's Day! He is very happy with it and loves the sound....he plays them both every day.

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                  5.0

                  My Old Favorite

                  By Jimmyjuju

                  from Way up north

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                  Pros

                  • Quality Craftsmanship
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Warm Tone

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Service

                  Best Uses

                  • Does It All

                  Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

                  I love this harmonica. Hohner makes many different quality models, and they all sound good. It must be nostalgia, but to me, the MB sounds the sweetest. Maybe it's the vented sides or the totally open back with no support pillars (don't sit on one!), but I suspect it's the sound that my ears have grown accustomed to since I was a child and started playing one. Some of Hohner's other harmonicas make more sense from a practical point of view, being able to disassemble the modular models without performing major surgery. I don't like the MB case as well as the cases provided with the modulars. It is bulkier and not vented. The MB itself is slightly smaller than the other models. It has a wood comb, but so does the Blues Harp. I have many different Hohner models, but when it comes right down to it, the MB is my favorite.

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                  5.0

                  Great harp for the ages

                  By harpplyr

                  from Chicago Illinois, the home of the Blues

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Play
                  • Quality Craftsmanship
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Warm Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Jazz Clubs
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues
                    • Soundtracks
                    • Symphonies

                    Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

                    I was given a Marie Band by my father when I was 16 years old.
                    I did not think it was cool at the time and let it sit in a a drawer for 50, yes I said 50 years.
                    I took it out two years ago, and it sparked and interest that has turned into a raging fire.
                    It not only still plays, but sounds great.
                    If it needs adjusted a little research will tell you that it is not all that hard to do.
                    No matter what you have in your Harmonica arsenal, and I have several a set of Marine Band harps is a must.

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                    4.0

                    overpriced

                    By Tin man-79Nda

                    from Meridian, I.D.

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Play
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Warm Tone

                    Cons

                    • Requires Adjustment Often

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

                    This little harmonica a bit overpriced to other like Seydel and Suzuki. Both are wooden combs but with Marine band you have swells out when it gets moist with the moisture of your lips. If you play and MB for even a long period of time, the wooden comb will bulge out and rip your lips up while you play also the reed plates are rough too if you look at the four corns you will see the reed plates and the comb are not smooth the biggest problem is the nails, you can't do any work until the nail are replaces. However There is no doubt--none whatsoever--that a Marine Band harmonica is one of the best sounding harmonicas in the world.

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                    5.0

                    I wouldn't play anything else

                    By bbgamer884

                    from New England

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                          Comments about Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica:

                          My great grandmother gave me one of these when i was young, and when she passed away, I kept her tradition alive by playing my Marine Band. I have been playing for 12 years and this harmonica is practically the les paul of harmonicas in my eyes. the sound is excellent, and I never would play anything else. No way no how.

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