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The Hohner Old Standby Harmonica will get you through, whether you're riding high, singing the blues, or just waiting on a train. A longtime favorite...Read More

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      Your faithful friend and the anchor of your musical soul.

      The Hohner Old Standby Harmonica will get you through, whether you're riding high, singing the blues, or just waiting on a train. A longtime favorite of many country artists, the model 34B Old Standby is always ready to express your spontaneous musical soul. With the image of a ship's anchor on the coverplate, the Hohner Old Standby harmonica keeps you feeling and sounding secure. Hohner builds the 34B Old Standby in standard tuning.

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      About Hohner:
      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.

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      HohnerOld Standby Harmonica
       
      3.8

      (based on 22 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to play (8)
      • Good audio (7)
      • Consistent (6)
      • Warm tone (6)
      • Quality craftsmanship (5)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (3)
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        • Experienced (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      good, but not good enough

      The Old Standby, made in China, is about as good as you would expect from Hohner's budget harps. But that's not really good enough for the Old Standby. You see, the Old...Read complete review

      The Old Standby, made in China, is about as good as you would expect from Hohner's budget harps. But that's not really good enough for the Old Standby. You see, the Old Standby is a classic harp model that dates back over a century to 1892. Up until recently, it was made in Germany, and was a splendid instrument. Generations of Country artists preferred the Old Standby as thier harp of choice. But since the 1990s, it is a Chinese made beginner's harp. What a terrible way to celebrate the model's centenial. This needs to change! Hohner, if you are listening to your customers, please return the Old Standby to a quality German made instrument again, but sell it at a lower price (like the Big River MS). To make the Old Standby unique, give it phospher bronze reeds, like the Suzuki Bluesmaster and the Bushman Delta Frost. Phospher bronze reeds are gaining popularity with harp players, and a German made Old Standby would be the perfect Hohner model to enter the phospher bronze market. Please listen to us, Hohner!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Old Standby needs to be German made again

      I love the Old Standby. The classic Hohner model 34b is an icon among harps that rivals the Marine Band. The sad thing is that Hohnor, for over a decade now, has been...Read complete review

      I love the Old Standby. The classic Hohner model 34b is an icon among harps that rivals the Marine Band. The sad thing is that Hohnor, for over a decade now, has been making Old Standbys in China with a significant decrease in quality. How I wish Hohner would restore the respect and greatness to model 34b by making it in Germany once again at a low price comparable to the Blues Bender and Big River harps. It would be to Hohner's benefit to offer more German made models in the lower price range, and the Old Standby is a model that deserves such an upgrade the most. Come on Hohner...please make the Old Standby, model 34b, in Germany again at a price comparable to the Blues Bender and Big River models.

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      5.0

      Good instrument

      By 

      from Gettysburg, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home entertainment

        Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

        This instrument is of good quality and I'm really happy that I got it.

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        5.0

        Good instrument.

        By 

        from Gettysburg, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Just for my own use.

          Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

          I privately pick and grin on Saturday evenings, these harmonicas are real plusses.

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          5.0

          Great item!

          By 

          from Gettysburg, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Just for me.

            Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

            A good quality instrument.

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            5.0

            Oops! But corrected.

            By 

            from Gettysburg, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 1st 1 bad, 2nd 1 great!
            • Consistent
            • Easy To Play
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound
            • Warm Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Just for me.

              Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

              Some reeds on 1st one were bad. Free replacement is really good.

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              4.0

              Good Harmonica

              By 

              from Upland, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Play

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues

                Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

                I bought these last ones to take to Uganda as presents, but the Old Standby is where I started and am still satisfied with the sound. I also play about ten or eleven other harmonicas including the Super Chromonica and the 280C. I have given them before as gifts and found them to be very substantial. A great beginner harp.

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                2.0

                OLD STANDBY NOT UP TO PAR

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                from West, Tn.

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Inconsistent
                  • Leaks Lots Of Air
                  • Poor Quality
                  • Priced Too High
                  • Tunning Not Good

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

                    THE HARMONICA THAT I RECIEVED WAS BOXED LIKE A QUALITY HARP BUT THAT IS WHERE IT STOPPED. IT LEAKED BADLY MAKEING IT HARD TO SOUND THEN THE TUNNING WAS ALSO OFF. IT LOOKED GOOD BUT WAS NOT COMPETATIVE NOR COMPETATIVELY PRICED. I REALIZE IT IS A CHEAP HARP BUT OTHERS ARE MUCH BETTER FOR THE PRICE. JAMBONE, JOHNSON,HOODO, PEIDMONT BLUES ARE ALL 1/2 TO 1/3 THE PRICE AND I HAVE HAD BETTER LUCK WITH THEM.

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                    5.0

                    GOOD PURCHASE

                    By 

                    from Irvington NJ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Play
                    • Rich Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

                        GOOD TONE. GOOD PRICE. GOOD QUALITY. YES I WOULD RECOMMAND THIS HARMONICA. EASY TO PLAY

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Junk

                        By 

                        from NC

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Out Of Tune
                          • Some Dead Reeds

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

                            Save your money for a better harp. I only need a G harp for two tunes, and the Hohner Blues Bender lasted a month or so, I decided to get the OLD STANDBY. It is trash out of the box. Could not get a refund, because I threw the box out. I would rather throw this thing at a bed of rocks. Worst harp I've ever owned.

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                            5.0

                            old standby harmonica

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                            from indianapolis,in.

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Play
                            • Quality Craftsmanship
                            • Rich Sound
                            • The Box
                            • They Always Play Out Of T
                            • Warm Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment
                              • Folk Or Blues
                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

                              i almost have a full set of the harmonicas.althogh thr old standby is now made in china they are a reliable instrument.the quality of all i have ordered has been fine.

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                              3.0

                              Folk or beginning harp

                              By 

                              from Jacksonville, FL

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Low Price

                              Cons

                              • Limited Use

                              Best Uses

                              • Folk Styles
                              • Learning

                              Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

                              Bought the F harp of this line to have cheap one handy in my practice space. Sound is adequate. Construction is not terribly air tight, as common among cheaper harps, so more effort is required to get notes. Bending is difficult, especially with a brace. The reeds may loosen over time to make bending easier, but I don't know.

                              These are adequate harps for beginners or simple folk players. Blues and rock players should spend more for a better harp.

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