The Marine Band Deluxe is more than just a state-of-the-art upgrade to Hohner's reference diatonic harmonica. It is the rediscovery of deep emotions, the awakening of forgotten spirits, the rebirth of hidden energies. With the Marine Band Deluxe, bring the blues to life!
Patented in 1896, the first Marine Band harmonica was initially built with European popular music in mind, but its portability and affordable price made it the bag of many who left for the United States in the great wave of emigration of the early 20th century. Eventually finding a home on the plains and agricultural fields of the center and south of the country, and being the felt voice of the lonely, the romantic, the excluded.
The Hohner Marine Band deLuxe is diatonic, with 10 entries and an extension of three octaves. The reeds are arranged to allow the individual execution of each note of the major diatonic scale.
Another characteristic of this harmonica is the Richter standard tuning, which allows the playing of melody and harmony, making it possible to play the tonic and dominant chords at the bottom of the harmonic and the notes of the scale sequentially, alternating breath and aspiration.
Founded in 1857 in Germany, Hohner is one of the largest references of musical instrument manufacturers in the world, specializing in accordions, electromechanical keyboards and wind instruments as harmonics. Any Hohner instrument is synonymous with German quality and precision.
Marine Band's exclusive and authentic sound defined the role of the harmonica in the blues tradition and became the benchmark for all the blues harmonics that followed. It is a piece of music history, alive and sound, that you can have in your hands.