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The Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica is possibly the most famous and reputable harmonica series to date.
Having being produced since 1896 these classic harmonicas has been used by many huge names such as Little Walter, Bruce Springstien and Neil Young just to name a few. The Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica is a hand crafted diatonic, richter tuned blues harmonica constructed of only the highest quality materials and producing nothing but rich tones.
Hohner Musikinstrumente was founded in 1857 by Matthias Hohner (originally a clock maker from Trossingen) and with only 3 staff members at the time Hohner managed to produce over 600 harmonicas in the first year. As harmonicas rose in popularity Matthias expanded his company exponentially and begun mass scale production and distribution to the United States. In January 1896 Jacob Hohner the successor of the company patented a brand new harmonica design (Marine Band), little did he know how dramatic the impact would be on popular music. With his new 1896 harmonica being adopted by many music genre's such as blues, rock and pop Hohner harmonicas became the most popular and first choice for musicians and aspiring musicians.