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Selected Harmonica's and Accessories

You can order any of the harmonicas on this web page...by simply clicking on image (or the name) of the instrument you wish to order.       This list of harmonicas represents only a small subset of all the harmonicas available. There are more good harmonicas out there and the fact that not all are listed here does not mean you shouldn't consider them. This is a short list of harmonica's that beginner/intermediate players should have good luck with. The harmonicas listed here are generally easy to find, they play well, and they are constructed well.

DIATONIC HARMONICAS
 

[golden melody] Hohner...Golden Melody 542/20 [gif]

Curved cover plates extend the entire length of the harmonica. Reeds are set close to the open-framed mouthpiece and respond well to beginners as well as intermediate players. Works well for bending....
(some like it better than the Marine Band).


Specifications:
- 10 Single Holes
- 20 reeds
- Length: 4 1/8"

[harmonica] Hohner...Blues Harp 532/20 [gif]
The Blues harp features a wood body for natural tone, powerful reeds for deep, gutsy note bending and sturdy covers that allow airtight hand control.
I personally like the Marine Band or Golden Melody better....but many players love this harmonica...


Specifications:
- Key of C
- 10 single holes, 20 reeds,
- Length: 4"

[marine band] Hohner Marine Band 1896/20 Special [gif]
A Hohner classic!!     Lots of people play this harp. Pearwood body with solid brass plates, the Marine Band 1896 provides a distinctive sound.   Arguably the most famous of the Hohner diatonics.



Specifications:
- 10 single holes
- 10 reeds,
- Length: 4"

[Lee Oskar] Lee Oskar [gif]
Lee Oskar is an EXCELLENT harmonica !!!     Airtight, and very durable. Easy bends in second position.



Specifications:
- 10 single holes
- 10 reeds,
- Length: 4"

 
 





CHROMATIC HARMONICAS
[harmonica] Hohner 64 Chromonica 280 [gif]



Like all of the models in the "Chromonica 64" line, the 280 is solo tuned, with slide.   This is a basic workhorse harmonica. You can buy more expensive models but you will be hard pressed to hear the difference in sound (unless you play well and can push the limits of your instrument). I personally play a Super 64 but I still consider the 280/64 the best overall value (amount of money in relation to what you get) of all the Hohner chromatics.
Specifications:
- 16 holes, 64 reeds
- Key: C
- Length: 7 1/4"

[harmonica] Hohner Super 64 (7584/64) [gif]
The top of the line 4 octave chromatic from Hohner. A product of the finest materials and most advanced engineering, this is the choice of professionals worldwide. Doubled reedplates in the lower 2 octaves produce a dynamic range never before possible in a harmonica, while a channel design in the upper 2 octaves maintains a balanced response throughout. Covers have a black satin finish with gold lettering and the entire mouthpiece and slide assembly are gold plated for smooth action and striking beauty.
This is the most expensive chromatic model.
Specifications:
- 16 holes, 64 reeds
- Key: C
- Length: 7 1/4"

[harmonica] Hohner Super 64 (7582/64) [gif]
This is the less expensive version of the 64X (above). Like the 64X it is solo tuned, with slide. The 64 has silver mouthpiece and stainless steel covers...(instead of black with gold trim)
Specifications:
- 16 holes, 64 reeds
- Key: C
- Length: 7 1/4"

[harmonica] Hohner Chrometta 12 (255/48) [gif]
A quality harmonica...and less expensive alternative to the 64 (although it also has less range).
Smooth, rounded covers, large, accessible mouthpiece openings and a beautiful tone make this model a good choice for both beginning and advanced players. The Chrometta 12 has a 3 octave chromatic range and is equipped with wind saving valves and a moisture proof comb.
Specifications:
- 12 holes, 48 reeds
- Key: G, C
- Length: 5 7/8"

 

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