Hohner Chromatic Harmonica 260 40 I C

The Chromonica set the standard for chromatic harmonica instruments and  was adopted early by noted players such as Larry Adler, Tommy Reilly or Jerry Murad and later by greats such as Willi Burger, Yasuo Watani and Franz Chmel. While considered to be a serious concert instrument, it has also found its niche in pop, jazz and blues over the years.

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The Hohner 260/40 is the original model of chromatic harmonicas from the German brand, for playing blues, jazz, pop and folk.

Hohner is the most prestigious harmonicas brand and the 260/40 model is one of the reasons why this position is almost untouchable. Created at the beginning of the 20th century, the Hohner 260/40 is a chromatic harmonica of great quality and enormous versatility, which has been used over the decades in contexts as different as high-end concert halls or popular music.

The Hohner 260 40 comb is made of pear wood, which gives it a rich tone. It is coated with two layers of varnish to reduce the wood's natural expansion and thus resist the passage of time and environmental variations. The covers are in stainless steel and feature an engraving that identifies the model and the series in a vintage style, very similar to the original models.

This harmonica has 10 holes and a range of two and a half octaves. It has four copper reeds per hole, which provide you with 40 voices that are heard with great clarity and volume. As it is chromatic, it can play in any tonality and in any style.

The Hohner 260/40 is part of the legendary Chromonica series, adopted by some of the most important players of this 20th century instrument, setting the standard for all chromatic harmonicas manufactured since. The quality of the Chromonica series allows it to be used in styles as diverse as classical and popular music, always opening the door to virtuous and high-level performances.

Founded in 1857 in Germany, Hohner is one of the biggest references of musical instrument manufacturers in the world, having specialized in accordions, electromechanical keyboards and wind instruments such as harmonicas. Any Hohner instrument is synonymous with German quality and precision.

Whatever your style, the Hohner 260/40 is a classic and very popular choice that will last a long time and give voice to your musical quality.

Specifications: 

  • Full chromatic scale
  • With a slide button on the side of the harmonica
  • Each hole contains four reeds
  • The preferred instrument for jazz and classical music, also used for blues and popular music

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