MF MD HG Backstage Pass Free Shipping 02-23-17
Hohner Logo
Product 420581

Hohner 270/48 Chromonica   

  • Write a Review

Play diatonic scales in any key with one harmonica. Hohner's precision-crafted reeds generate great tone to complement your chops. The 270/48 Chromon...Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry-this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Customers Also Viewed:
OVERVIEW

One of Hohner's finest for serious mouth harp players.

Play diatonic scales in any key with one harmonica. Hohner's precision-crafted reeds generate great tone to complement your chops. The 270/48 Chromonica has 12 holes, 48 reeds, 5-5/8" long. Comes in base keys (starting note) of A, B, Bb, C, D, E, F, and G.

FEATURES
  • 48 precision-crafted reeds
  • 12 holes
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Hohner270/48 Chromonica
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid and Durable with great sound!

My harmonica is a hand-me-down from my father and is nearly 40 years old. It still sounds great and it's still in tune! This harp is solo tuned so it's great for soloing!...Read complete review

My harmonica is a hand-me-down from my father and is nearly 40 years old. It still sounds great and it's still in tune! This harp is solo tuned so it's great for soloing! You can nail that Stevie Wonder sound on the head! You can play chords on it too, but because of the thickness of the mouthpiece, you need to practice to get chords. They don't come out naturally (and it helps to know a little music theory too). The mouthpiece can be rough on the tongue until you get your technique learned. A very loud, resonant harmonica! It's a bit large and hefty--but very durable (if you take proper care of it). The corners are sharp and holding it can be uncomfortable until you practice with it and find the right grip. Also, it's straight tuned (instead of cross-tuned) which makes it more air tight and more intuitive to play. It covers 3 octaves (that's alot of real estate)!Horn instrument shops can service this harp. It's not a throw-away. If you are looking for an affordable chrom harp that will last a lifetime with proper care, buy THIS harp!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Leaky, honky, out of pitch

Everything past hole 3 sounds great on this harmonica, but any attempts to draw at 3 or below produce nothing but a whispering whoosh, or a half-bent honk that will only clear up after...Read complete review

Everything past hole 3 sounds great on this harmonica, but any attempts to draw at 3 or below produce nothing but a whispering whoosh, or a half-bent honk that will only clear up after very gingerly sustaining the note for a couple seconds.I've tried patiently breaking it in over time, changing the way I draw air through it, puckering, tonguing, and everything else, but the problem isn't improving. After seeing some other reviews, I'm led to believe that I may simply have a defective product. Either way, beware; there's a chance you may get one like mine.

Reviewed by 12 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Leaky, honky, out of pitch

By Ziv

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Hohner 270/48 Chromonica:

Everything past hole 3 sounds great on this harmonica, but any attempts to draw at 3 or below produce nothing but a whispering whoosh, or a half-bent honk that will only clear up after very gingerly sustaining the note for a couple seconds.I've tried patiently breaking it in over time, changing the way I draw air through it, puckering, tonguing, and everything else, but the problem isn't improving. After seeing some other reviews, I'm led to believe that I may simply have a defective product. Either way, beware; there's a chance you may get one like mine.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

On second thought.

By poppa reed

from zebulon, NC

See all my reviews

Comments about Hohner 270/48 Chromonica:

Its not bad, at first some reeds may sound weak, but it just needs some breaking in and that will eventually go away all together. This is a classic chromatic harmonica that will not fail you. Ya dig?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great...so far

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hohner 270/48 Chromonica:

Several years ago, a musician died and left his musical instruments to my cousin's family. Among the instruments were a couple of old Kay Nashville diatonic harmonicas and a Hohner 270/48 Chromonica.The harmonicas probably would've been sold at a yard sale or a flea market and eventually in the abusive hands of some amateur, if my cousins didn't find out that I also play free-reed instruments. What should one do with some free, but used harmonicas? I disinfected mine and discovered that I acquired some real gems.The Kay harmonicas were made in Korea, and are no longer available.The Hohner 270/48 Chromonica, which was made in Germany, is the best harmonica in my collection! If it is still made to the same standards as mine is, then I strongly recommend it.A chromatic harmonica, regardless which model you get, is not a toy. The price should make this obvious. For the beginners, I recommend starting on cheap diatonic harmonicas.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Imperfect Classic

By BigBadWolf-nveyB

from Canada

Comments about Hohner 270/48 Chromonica:

This would a 5-star instrument if Hohner finally solved its weaknesses. 1. Comb is not sealed, so it will crack or warp. 2. Plates are fixed with nails which makes it leaky & maintenance UN-friendly. 3. Wall between spring chamber & mouthpiece screw hole is very weak & will break. 4. Mouthpiece is nickel-plated & will tarnish. 5. Mouthpiece screws are installed directly into the wood, so the screw threads will wear out.Hohner made a 270 Deluxe model with one issue solved (screws instead of nails), but that's not enough. If they want to compete with Hering or Suzuki, they must update this model.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A work of art

By zeb-y6DAL

from Chicagoland

See all my reviews

Comments about Hohner 270/48 Chromonica:

The filigree logo on the top cover makes this harp a special little work of industrial art. It also has a great sound and a nice feel in the hands. The square holed mouthpiece is good for beginning players or people who are accustomed to diatonics. While a few people complain about the square holes being hard on the lips, I like them because they help me keep my place. The 12 hole chromatic has enough notes to play just about any song and the Hohner 48 is at least one of the best ever made.

 
4.0

Get what you pay for

By rjb4474

from Wisconsin

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Comments about Hohner 270/48 Chromonica:

Much cheaper than the other Hohner chromatics - for a reason. If you're a hobbyist, and just want one to dink with... it's priced appropriately. If you have some talent on harmonica, the tone is less than satisfying. It does play in tune. I'm not much of a player, and wanted one for the studio - it records ok with a good mic, and serves a purpose. I feel I got my money's worth.

 
3.0

Learning

By comrade liar

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Hohner 270/48 Chromonica:

Not a great to learn how to play chromatic harmonica on. The instrument has great aesthetic appeal, though.

 
5.0

Solid and Durable with great sound!

By SubZero

from Houston, Texas

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Comments about Hohner 270/48 Chromonica:

My harmonica is a hand-me-down from my father and is nearly 40 years old. It still sounds great and it's still in tune! This harp is solo tuned so it's great for soloing! You can nail that Stevie Wonder sound on the head! You can play chords on it too, but because of the thickness of the mouthpiece, you need to practice to get chords. They don't come out naturally (and it helps to know a little music theory too). The mouthpiece can be rough on the tongue until you get your technique learned. A very loud, resonant harmonica! It's a bit large and hefty--but very durable (if you take proper care of it). The corners are sharp and holding it can be uncomfortable until you practice with it and find the right grip. Also, it's straight tuned (instead of cross-tuned) which makes it more air tight and more intuitive to play. It covers 3 octaves (that's alot of real estate)!Horn instrument shops can service this harp. It's not a throw-away. If you are looking for an affordable chrom harp that will last a lifetime with proper care, buy THIS harp!

 
3.0

Can't Replace Reeds

By Latrosicarius

from Collingswood, NJ

Comments about Hohner 270/48 Chromonica:

This harmonica does not have a particularly exceptional sound for the cost. I've heard cheap Mississippi Band harmonicas that sounded just as good. Also, replacement reeds do not seem to exist.

 
4.0

Chromonica

By Oldmanribber

from Lynnwood, WA

See all my reviews

Comments about Hohner 270/48 Chromonica:

My Hohner 270/48 Key of G Chromonica is a beauty, but I am quite dissapointed in the sound quality of the 8 and 9 holes. I am going to purchase the Lee Oskar tuning/repair kit and see if I can get a more satifactory sound out of these two holes.

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

See All Hohner Harmonicas
Ship To: US Flag
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.