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Top harps for professionals and amateurs alike!
The wooden bodied MS Harp.
The best known Richter harmonica. The excellent workmanship and typical sound characterize Hohner's modern manufacturing of instruments.
Diatonic harmonicas from Hohner convince by highest quality, excellent response and best tonal characteristics. These harmonicas, built according to the Richter-system, are in principle single tone instruments and can be recognized by their undivided air channels. They are usually simply called “Blues Harps"" and are very convenient as melody instruments for blues, rock, country and folk. The fact that they are single note instruments allows bending and overblowing of certain notes in order to create the typical, howling blues sound as well as the missing chromatic notes.
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!
The Marine Band was what truly made the harmonica the people‘s instrument, played in every conceivable location from the back porch to the concert stages of the world, featured in countless hits and film soundtracks, immortalized in literature. This amazing little instrument has shaped the way most people perceive the harmonica today! "