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Is Marine Band a good harmonica?

Perfect for beginners: because the Marine Band delivers a very “rounded” performance as a package – it feels like a premium product and sounds great without any big disadvantages – that’s the harmonica (or either the Blues Harp which is just as good) I recommend as the starting point for everybody.

How much is a Hohner Marine Band harmonica worth?

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Why are Hohner harmonicas so expensive?

Hohner Amadeus Chromatic Harmonica This harmonica keeps the design simple with a silver-and-gold style. What’s fascinating is that this ended up being so expensive despite being in C’s standard key, primarily because Hohner is known for their quality and producing limited run harmonicas like this.

How do I identify a Hohner harmonica?

Hohner used various trademarks over the years, but a particularly common one was a circle being held by two hands. Look in the middle of the circle – if there is a star inside it, then it is probable that it was made prior to WWII. Here is an example: Later versions of that trademark omit the star.

Why do harmonica reeds go flat?

It breaks because of something called metal fatigue. Like the paper clip, harmonica reeds are bent back and forth hundreds of times per second. When you play hard, the harmonica is louder because the reeds are swinging farther as they go back and forth than if you were playing lightly.

What is the most expensive harmonica?

The Amadeus is the most expensive harmonica on this list, at close to four figures, but it is widely regarded as one of the world’s best chromatic harmonicas, and the equal of instruments like the uber-pricy Silver concerto, which are many times its price.

How do you disinfect a Marine Band harmonica?

For basic cleaning just rub the covers down with a microfiber cloth and use a toothpick to get the gunk out of the holes (hold the harp so the stuff falls out, not in). If it needs more than that you have to take it apart, and it’s held together with nails, which is a pain.