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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica (Assorted Keys)


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SKU: H1896

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The legendary instrument for the blues harmonica purist.

From the birth of the blues, the Marine Band 1896 has been a constant musical fixture.  Played by iconic figures such as Little Walter, Paul Butterfield, and Bob Dylan, it remains the top choice for the top professional, as well as aspiring musicians around the globe.  Relying upon over a century of German craftsmanship and tradition, this harmonica has been universally recognized for its full tone, musical range, and distinctive wood comb.  Let your musical expression be a part of the continuing Marine Band legacy.

• Over 100 years of harmonica tradition and German craftsmanship
• The standard by which all other harmonicas are judged
• #1 choice of professionals worldwide
• Sealed wood comb to prevent shrinking and swelling

Due to health regulations this item may not be returned.

Things You Will Get:

  • Harmonica


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HohnerMarine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica (Assorted Keys)

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Still the One


from Scottsdale AZ

About Me Experienced


  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone


  • Does require tweaking

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Jazz Clubs
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues
  • Soundtracks
  • Symphonies
  • Utility

Comments about Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica (Assorted Keys):

I have been playing for many years and always return to the hohner MB.I have also played and own, Lee Oskars,Suzuki,Huang,Seydel,Hering and a couple oddballs I'd just like to forget about. After extensive research and experimentation,I've found it worthwhile to invest some time in "hotrodding" the harps. In my opinion,the MB has the best tone and is best for overblows and overdraws when properly prepped. Info on different procedures may be found on most harmonica sites. Anyone with any kind of basic wood and metal working skills can easily fine tune these harps to be truly fine instruments. If you want the real deal in a harmonica, why not go with the original?

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Marine Band Quality


from Goodlettsville, TN

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer


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  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • None

Comments about Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica (Assorted Keys):

The Marine Band harmonica quality has really gone down. I tried the Special 20, and the same thing. Lee Oskar is a little better but not much. I'm going to try the Bushman.

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Series Marine
Model Marine Band Harmonica
Warranty Info:

Marine Band 1896 Classic Harmonica (Assorted Keys)

Hohner harmonicas are warranted to be free from manufacturing defects and properly tuned at the time of purchase. Any instrument found to contain manufacturing defects or other noticeable imperfections will be, at Hohner's option, repaired or replaced at no charge providing the harmonica is shipped prepaid to the Hohner Service Center.