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Comfort and great tone with excellent reviews from top players. The go-to harp for professionals and the first choice for those learning to play.
The Special 20 is the go-to harp for harmonica players of any style, including blues, country, folk, or rock. The Special 20 delivers the coveted Marine Band sound and offers the benefits of its plastic comb: it doesn't absorb moisture so it won't swell, shrink, or crack; it lasts longer and is more airtight than wood combs that can become swollen, twisted, and warped; airtight construction provides increased responsiveness; plastic provides comfort and it's smoother on the lips, preventing chafing.
Another plus of the Hohner 560 Special 20 is that the harmonica's reed plates are recessed into the comb. This keeps the sharp edges of the brass reed plates (found on most harps) from harming your lips.
Durable plastic comb with mouthpiece for more playing comfort, recessed reed plates affixed with screws. The stable construction and full sound make the Special 20 one of the most popular Richter models. Airtight, loud and reliable.
Hohner is mainly characterized by innovation and constant improvement of the existing, established product lines.
In order to be able to offer the true "Vintage Sound", Hohner invested in extremely precise tools to minimize air loss and ensure a quicker response and bigger volume. The result is our exclusive "Classic" or "Handmade"" line. These diatonic top models are exclusively handmade.
When Jacob HOHNER registered his new harmonica design at the US Patent Office on January 30th, 1896, he can scarcely have foreseen the impact it was to have on popular music. Conceived as a simple instrument for folk songs, the Marine Band went on to play a vital role in the development not only of the blues, but also of modern folk, rock and pop music - a process which still continues today!