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Hohner Old Standby Harmonica 

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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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      Take it with you wherever you go for a faithful harmonica sound.

       
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      HohnerOld Standby Harmonica
       
      3.5

      (based on 17 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

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      • 4 Stars

         

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      • 3 Stars

         

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      • 2 Stars

         

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      71%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to play (3)
      • Good audio (3)

      Cons

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          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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          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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          2.0

          OLD STANDBY NOT UP TO PAR

          By Jimdave

          from W.Tennessee

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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 mc merna

              from Irvington NJ

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              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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                  1.0

                  Junk

                  By jon odom

                  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

                      By jeff

                      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 TShip

                        from Jacksonville, FL

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        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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                        4.0

                        Good Old Standby

                        By creteman

                        from Rogers, Ar

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

                          Took it out of the box, played a bit, and lost one note. Removed the screws for a quick fix. Love the sound, and it is easy to play. I am going to order more of these soon.

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                          4.0

                          very nice starter Harp.

                          By C harp

                          from Johnsburg

                          About Me Novice

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                                Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

                                Great harp to start out with,ive be learning christmas carols, and have 4 down pat now. one more and i will be perchaseing the Hohner 542 Golden Melody.i bought the old stand by to see if i would like playing the harp,and i do. nice harp to start out with..

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                                4.0

                                Best Buy for the price

                                By Richard Nugent

                                from Southern Missouri

                                Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

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                                I have played Harmonica for over 50 years and several times per week with audience.

                                I play country gospel 1 and 2 position as well as bluegrass rhythm.

                                What do you expect for a low priced harmonica?

                                Reeds stick and even quit, but the cover removes easily and a little plinking usually fixes the problem. I'm sure that a better harmonica cannot be bought for twice the price of the OLD STANDBY. Compare to PIEDMONT BLUES and see my point.

                                I generally play the SPECIAL20, but I keep a set of OLD STANDBYs for backup.

                                I always keep a D,G, and C new and in the box for when an unarmed harp player wants to jam with me or take a lesson. The cost is not as big a sacrifice and I can give it away when we finish the jam.

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                                1.0

                                Junk

                                By Nick-YP6ZY

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

                                After a week 5 hole quit working. Will not buy again.

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                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great Harmonica

                                By john collins

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about Hohner Old Standby Harmonica:

                                i like this harmonica very much. it is my first harp but think it is great. i play guitar and Drums and wanted to learn the harmonica. thought i would start with something that wasnt to expensive. This is great would recommend it to any beginner or intermediate player.

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