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The double set of reeds on Hohner's Echo Celeste create music with a beautiful, vibrato effect. Special tuning produces a distinctive tremolo sound. ...Read More

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An especially great sound for ballads, folk, and gospel.

The double set of reeds on Hohner's Echo Celeste create music with a beautiful, vibrato effect. Special tuning produces a distinctive tremolo sound. Silver brass reeds, laser engraved covers, and padded zipper case.

FEATURES
  • 24 Double Holes
  • 48 reeds
  • Plastic Comb
  • Available in all 12 keys
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Hohner455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (12)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Warm tone (9)
  • Quality craftsmanship (7)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment (9)
    • Small venues (9)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A good instrument for the price!

    I am primarily a guitarists who also plays blues harp player, using both the original Hohner Marine Band (wooden comb) and Marine Band Special 20 (plastic comb) harmonicas. Most harp players agree...Read complete review

    I am primarily a guitarists who also plays blues harp player, using both the original Hohner Marine Band (wooden comb) and Marine Band Special 20 (plastic comb) harmonicas. Most harp players agree that the quality of the German made MB instruments is legendary. However, opinions are mixed regarding the Chinese Hohners Some of the negative reviews are well deserved.

    I saw a demonstration of a tremolo harmonica (a different brand) on YouTube and decided that I had to own at least one tremolo harp. I bought an Echo Celeste (tuned in C) because the price was reasonable and it had a neoprene case.

    I am impressed by the quality construction and great sound of the harmonica. Although made in China instead of Germany, the Echo Celeste is well built and has a nice solid feel. The tone is heavenly, with sufficient volume to be heard with other instruments.

    There is a learning curve involved in playing a 20 hole harp, but it doesn't take much practice to get a good sound out of the instrument. Always remember that you cannot honk on a tremolo harmonica the way you play a blues harp. It must be blown gently and evenly, otherwise you could damage the reeds. The Echo Celeste is designed to sound somewhat like an accordion and it does that job well.

    All things considered, the Echo Celeste is one of the best Hohner purchases you can make. Like many who have reviewed various Chinese Hohners on this web site, I am not a big fan of mass-manufactured Chinese musical instruments. However, I think the Echo Celeste is a worthwhile addition to my modest harmonica collection. I liked the C tuned model so much that I also purchased G and D models to fill out the set.

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    Almost Perfect

    Nice instrument except for the 4 upper notes which are either dead or very difficult to get any sound.

    Nice instrument except for the 4 upper notes which are either dead or very difficult to get any sound.

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    4.0

    Reeds go flat

    By MJ

    from Dayton Ohio

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    Pros

    • Easy To Play
    • Warm Tone

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Frequent Cleaning

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Hohner 455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica:

    I have 3 in differing keys. The first one I purchased was "D." Notes began going flat not long after I purchased it. However, it was good enough to provoke me into buying 2 more. As a last ditch effort I took it apart. Found some stuck reeds. It works much better now but 1 or 2 reeds no longer work but they are in different notes. I use it a lot. Will probably buy another to replace it.
    BTW, the other 2 I purchased do not show any of the same symptoms but I do not use them as often as the "D."

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    3.0

    Almost Perfect

    By shewcn

    from Bainbridge NY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Inconsistent

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment

    Comments about Hohner 455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica:

    Nice instrument except for the 4 upper notes which are either dead or very difficult to get any sound.

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    4.0

    Great sound

    By Biglen

    from Sterling Hgts. michigan

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Play
    • Warm Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Church Worship
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Hohner 455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica:

      It just adds that extra something to your songs.

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      5.0

      repeat performance

      By doc

      from Cleveland , SC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Hohner 455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica:

        I am a repeat customer and still well pleased with value and performance. I have several of these in different keys.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Harp

        By Biglen

        from Sterling Hgts. michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Gospel Music Folk
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Hohner 455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica:

        I got more positive comments about the songs played with the harp accompaniment then without it. People really enjoyed the sound of the tremolo and it makes the song sound full.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I really enjoy my new harmonica

        By mikedoc50

        from York SC

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Play
        • I Make My Own Songs
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

        • I Have No Cons

        Best Uses

        • I Play For My Friends
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Hohner 455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica:

        I really enjoy my new harmonica ! Its better sounding than the smaller ones I have ! I play for my family and frineds at work! I also make my own music ! The sound is very awesome and im going to make another order soon because I want the whole set ! The price of this instrument was very good and affordable Thank You

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        grest sound projects good

        By Harmonica Man

        from Grand Rapids MI

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Hohner 455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica:

          having a octive and a half helps to make songs stand out

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good

          By hummer 300

          from Topeka,Ks

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Warm Tone

          Cons

          • Not The Sound One Would E

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Hohner 455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica:

          Doesn't have that full bodied sound I like, but it is still a really good instrument for the price.

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I am impressed!

          By Jimmyjuju

          from Way up north

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          Pros

          • Rich Sound
          • Warm Tone

          Cons

          • Quality Control

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Hohner 455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica:

          Having played 10-hole diatonics all of my life, I just recently got interested in tremolo harmonicas. Most of them are rather expensive, and I never felt compelled to try them. Then I bought a used double-sided Hohner echo, and became fascinated with the tone and the way it sounds when playing folk music. But it won't fit in my harmonica rack which I use when playing guitar, because of its shape. So I thought that I would try the Celeste, after reading good reviews. I was impressed that it was solo tuned, and available in different keys. Normally I won't buy instruments made in China, but I'm glad that I did. The tone is beautiful, and the design makes it easy to take apart for repairs and cleaning. I plan to buy more, to use for certain songs that I play that would benefit from its unique effect. The only faults that I could find on my Celeste were two notes that were not quite tuned as accurately as the others, and a plastic comb that has a slight curvature (you really have to look to notice it). I would recommend this to anyone interested in trying a different type of harmonica that adds an interesting sound to the right song. It will be money well spent, and it's fun to play, with a sweet sound.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          455 ECHO

          By Rocka Baca

          from southwest USA

          Comments about Hohner 455 Echo Celeste Tremolo Harmonica:

          I've played for a LONG time, always loved Hohner. Got the 455 Echo today,feels real solid, played one song "Wow great tone". I'm ordering more in all the Keys I use. "enough said"

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