HOHNER 1896 MarineBand Harmonica


HOHNER 1896 MarineBand Harmonica


The Marineband 1896 is the archetypal blues harmonica. Since being patented in 1896 it has remained almost unchanged in its materials, design, and tone. It’s the iconic tone that you would hear from the likes of John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Little Walker, Neil Young and countless other musicians. It is the number one choice of harmonicas for professionals, and is likely the most recognizable model of harmonica in the world.

Reed plates (material, thickness):brass, 0.9 mm

Reed plates (surface):brass

Reeds (number, material):20, brass

Comb (material, color):pearwood, brown

Comb (finish):double lacquered

Mouthpiece (surface):pearwood

Cover plates:stainless steel

Keys:HG, F#, F, E, Eb, D, Db, C, B(H), Bb, A, Ab, G


Tuning:Richter, Harmonica Minor and Natural Minor.
Nm and hm just in F#, F, E, Eb, D, Db, C, B(H), Bb, A, Ab, G

Number of holes:10

Tonal range:3 octaves

Length:10 cm / 3.9”

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We try to stock all the keys as much as we can, but sometimes we sell out of certain keys. If we are sold out of your desired key, please contact us at 780-278-3679 and we can get that on order for you right away.