The Hohner Special 20 is one of the favorite harmonicas among rock and country musicians as well as blues. This one is a diatonic harmonica in A major.
The Hohner Special 20 is the world's most copied harmonica, but its sonority is unique. It was the first model to use reeds embedded in the comb, giving more projection to its chord sound, typical of Hohner's traditional tuning.
Very comfortable to play, it has a great quality response to the blow, with a rich and distinctive sound. It is a very expressive instrument with fantastic bending capabilities that make it very versatile.
The Hohner Special 20 has been used in a variety of musical styles, from pop to rock, with a special presence in blues, country and folk. John Popper of the Blues Traveler and Bob Dylan are some of the musicians who prefer a Hohner Special 20 to use on stage or in the studio.
With solid construction, it has 20 brass reeds, embedded in a comb made of ABS plastic, very durable and resistant. The stainless steel cover is engraved with the signature of the brand, very discreet.
The Hohner Special 20 is a diatonic harmonica with Richter tuning. Diatonic harmonics are widely used in the blues, due to the arrangement of the holes that allow to obtain the chord of the fundamental note (I) and that of the dominant (V).
Hohner is one of the world's leading manufacturers of musical instruments. Founded in 1857 in Germany, specializing in harmonicas, accordions, electromechanical keyboards and various wind instruments. Any Hohner instrument stands for Germanic quality and accuracy.
The Hohner Special 20 is a very affordable harmonica, perfect for both the experienced professional musician and the beginner on this instrument, thanks to the comfort and ease of playing that provides, in addition to the distinct sound and musical possibilities that the its expressiveness reaches.
To play solo or together, the Hohner Special 20 is an excellent choice for any musician, in any style.
- Model: Special 20 Classic
- Cover surface: stainless steel
- Reed plates: 0,9 mm brass
- Reed plate surface: brass
Response, superior bending, and a rich tone are all unique qualities of the Special 20.
Featuring a durable, airtight, plastic comb, it has become the harmonica of choice for recording artist John Popper (Blues Traveler), as well as musicians that enjoy a wide variety of genres from country and folk, to rhythm and blues.
Available in 12 major keys as well as a special Country Tuning, which features a major 7th when played in the cross harp position.