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|ITEM NAME||Marine Band 1896 Classic|
|NUMBER OF HOLES||10|
|COVER SURFACE||Stainless Steel|
|REED PLATES||0.9 mm Brass|
|REED PLATE SURFACE||Brass|
|MOUTHPIECE SURFACE||Pearwood Lacquered|
|COMB SURFACE||Clear Lacquer|
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The Marine Band is the original blues harmonica. Today it is still manufactured in much the same way as when it was first introduced in 1896. Its uniquely authentic sound has defined the role of the harmonica in the blues tradition and made it the benchmark by which all others are judged.
The archetypal blues harmonica with the traditional HOHNER tuning.
"I am Marine Band!"
"I have played Hohners since I bought my first Marine Band back in 1969. I've tried many different brands of harmonicas, but for me Hohner has always been the best."
"I’ve been playing harmonica for more than sixteen years, and I have tested so many brands and custom harps. But I haven’t found anyhing like HOHNER. I have tried every Hohner harmonica, but my favorite one as a blues instrument is the Marine Band."
"The Hohner Marine Band Harmonica is my voice in the Blues. No other instrument has given me so much, and no other brand has performed so well for me."
"I have tried all the Hohner diatonic harp models and I find that Marine band works for me just the way I needed to. It's easy to play it and it has a soft but rich sound. For me, it is the nearest to the perfect diatonic model. And yes, it has got that old blues mojo to...:)"
"The Marine Band is my weapon of choice. I've never found anything that sounds like a Marine Band, that sounds as good."
Kurt Jelly Roll Johnson
"I've been using the Hohner Marine Band Harmonica for 40 years. It's one of the very few products where a professional like me will choose to use exactly the same instrument he began with."