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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Diatonic Harmonica

  • mfr: 1896BXG
  • SKU: 1896BXG
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Product highlights

  • Initially designed for European folk music
  • Almost unchanged since it was patented in 1896
  • Reed plates and covers are affixed with nails
  • Features curved covers with side vents
  • Comb-sealed with 2 layers of clear lacquer

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Diatonic Harmonica

The Hohner Marine Band 1896 is the archetypal blues harmonica. Almost unchanged since it was patented in 1896, this iconic instrument embodies the real deep blues like no other and is the benchmark against which all others are judged.

Designed For

Initially designed for European folk music, it quickly became a prominent voice of American blues of the early 20th century, played by all harmonica players of this era. It’s the soundtrack of broken hearts and dancing all night, of endless prairies and sweaty nightclubs.

Unlock Creativity

Like no other harmonica, the Marine Band 1896 is an invitation to express yourself in music, a key to unlocking your creativity. When you discover this piece of living musical history, you won’t just play the blues. You’ll feel the blues.

Traditional Assembly with Nails

Reed plates and covers are affixed with nails for the traditional look and feel.

Curved Covers with Side Vents

It features curved covers with side vents for the original blues sound.

Double Lacquered Pearwood Comb

It is comb-sealed with 2 layers of clear lacquer to reduce swelling.

Specifications

Physical
Case / Gig Bag Hard Shell Case

Questions

Customer Questions
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You have 30 days to make a return. During the holiday season, from November 1 to December 31, we extend the return window to 60 days. 
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We do not currently offer exchanges. Please return the item you purchased within 30 days and order what you’d like instead. 
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If you ordered a product that included a free item, you must include the free item with your return. If not, your return will not be accepted and you will not receive a full refund. 
We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
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Shipping and Returns

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Flexible, Easy Returns

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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Diatonic Harmonica

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