Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic

Marine Band 1896 Classic, Harmonica from Hohner.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 10 reviews )
 5 reviews50 %
 4 reviews40 %
 1 user review10 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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moosers07/05/2010

moosers's review

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
The Hohner Marine Band is a basic diatonic harmonica that is in the key of C. I don't believe that they make this in other keys, but I could be mistaken about this. It's a pretty thin harmonica compared to the other ones that I have and I have used, but it definitely doesn't have a thin sound. Although I don't claim to be a professional harmonica player, I have played it a bit here and there and this is definitely one of the best harmonicas that I've played before. It feels good to play and is easy to shift from note to note. It has a pretty full sound to me, but certainly sounds similar to many harmonicas out there. It's definitely great for playing blues more than anything else, as it just seems to have that sort of sound. It comes with the little case shown in the picture above, so you can keep in clean and even carry it with you if you want! I'm not really sure why they call this the 'Marine Band' harmonica, to be honest. While it isn't the cheapest harmonica out there, it's still a great place to start if you're serious about playing the harmonica since it's so easy to play. Of course you'll probably want to branch out with harmonicas in other keys, but if you just want to get your feet wet or if you want to get a really nice harmonica in the key of C, this is probably the way to go. You can certainly find harmonicas cheaper, many of them from Hohner, but you won't find too many this nice for this price. I wouldn't say that it's expensive, but most harmonicas will be cheaper for sure. For this reason it's probably best suited for the player who wants to take their sound to the next level, but is equally adequate for beginners and harmonics players on all levels.
albou04/17/2013

albou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bring when you end up in jail! = D"

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
The morning of Christmas I found under the tree, my brothers, a small package the size of a harmonica cases! Me rushing to open there Vait a Hohner Marine Band in G!
(I spare you the details of the day, it has no interest ...)
I use it for over 6 months and I must say quite intensely. I wanted to take me to Neil Young, who frequently used this tone in his folk songs and Bob Dylan and I ended up quite well!
A beautiful stainless steel harmonica and box wood lacquered pear is what it says on the site ... I do not know what that means, but I have another mattress with plastic and the difference is obvious!
I had another Hohner series just below in the and it was not bad, but he's the best! A very brilliant, aptly and overblows for a good blues are great!
An unbeatable price / performance ratio as hand made in Germany (considering the price could easily doubt). I would do this choice with his eyes closed!
MacB03/20/2013

MacB's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" DESIGNED IN THE REMAINS OF OLD STEAM LOCO AMERICAN!"

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
For 7 years, I have bought one, because in the end, good certe designed as the nineteenth century, but I find nothing any sound, I much prefer HOHNER CROSS HARP better one in the "high range "for the blues. Its design is well done, let him be, it exudes solidity. If it is in the single-use, one harmonica, which will hang around for a few years before he makes the soul, I think this instrument is all much in this regard.

The only negative point, a slight iron taste left in the mouth after using it can be a bit unpleasant.

Very good for blues, folk, and other style needing to have a punchy sound a bit "old school", but CROSS HARP is nicely too.
The Clairvoyant02/26/2012

The Clairvoyant's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a legendary inimitable"

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
I use it for a few days

I tried the Lee Oskar and Suzuki Promaster

+ Heat
+ Gloss
+ Harmonics

- Fragile

the best price / quality ratio, quality sound professional, affordable, with careful maintenance fragility reelement is not a problem.

I will ever experience with this choice
hugo3803/22/2011

hugo38's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Navy Band, THE SOUND"

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
This must be about 35 years I play guitar and Marine Band harmonica on a rack or by hand.
Despite several infidelities with blues harp, for example, I quickly returned to good old standard. The sound may be somewhat less accurate than the blues harp, but the bends are deeper, and the sound is much richer in harmonics. It is precisely small differences tuning I think ... Like a piano ....
on the other hand, they should be changed often, it's hard to keep more than 1 year if they play regularly.
The key of G has a fault, a slip case in a short time, or so I've noticed since 2 or 3 years. I've already changed 2 and for the next knock on wood.
Finally, for a price after all low, at around 30 euros, do not complain, after all, you change the strings to see 3 times 4 per year, it returned the same .....
Sonny Boy Havidson03/02/2007

Sonny Boy Havidson's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
I use Marine Band for 9 years. That harmonica reference throughout the world and only one Marine Band sounds like a Marine Band: organic and rustic. That's why I keep coming back.

Sortont maintaining the quality of the stamp and let's look at the accuracy. If the model is eternal, its holding of the tuning (and that of all the Hohner diatonic) is not, as the practitioners who love the harmonica sound of the Marine Band has several options:
- Change them regularly,
- Adjust the blades regularly,
- Change blades with those of a competitor of Hohner.

Oddly enough, all my Marine Band in G have not encountered a single failure for the other tones: the blades break. Note, for against the Marine Band is more durable than the Special 20 auxs blades hyper sensitive and fragile.

It is not the easiest harmonica for a beginner I suggest that rather a Lee Oscar (easier to play and excellent performance of the agreement but its acceptisé) or a Hohner Special 20.

To sum up: many flaws, but a unique sound that takes guts.

PS: This is the best harmonica that takes on a slide harmonica.
sireem01/06/2007

sireem's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
If this was actually a good harmonica sound, he bcp that make default after a while I jt the sponge
the varnish of wooden base dissolves with saliva
blades quickly abyss if I was too altrations
to put everything in place, you must disassemble the harmonica, and to disassemble nails 1mm, must hold ...
brief ... Apart from his ...
olilem08/08/2006

olilem's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
This harmoniqua ...
He has a sound, incredible, mesmerizing ...
BUT it is very fragile, it falls to 5cm and had already two bars that did well, very bad for beginners because it has lots of defau.
especially if there is too much saliva, separation of capos out already after one day.
to begin, one thing is sure, the Lee Oskar has a less well but is much better and convenient than the marine band.
But I put 8 / 10 for his incredible one and price.
Dominique Perruchon12/23/2005

Dominique Perruchon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
Is it possible to judge a monument?
Yes it is full of default (my poor lvres), the covers are nails (and corodent if you do not polish), the jug can be fragile, etc ...
But what a sound! The vritable sound of the harmonica is that of the Marine Band, (the one made by hand). All comparisons do believe that from him. It is the heel of the genre. What can I say except that there are 18 tone. What could be better!
Respect!
Tionline08/23/2004

Tionline's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic
Diatonic harmonica in his warm trs (wood and mtal). Good quality price, it lasts as long as we maintained properly.
Ideal for traditional styles, has to ask you a cowboy!
With exprience, I buy it, yes, why not?