The Hohner Marine Band D is the original blues harmonica. The archetypal blues harmonica with the traditional Hohner tuning. This harmonica defined the blues tradition with it's uniquely authentic sound. Therefore all harmonicas have become judged based off of the Marine Band standard. This harmonica has been universally recognized for its full tone, musical range, and distinctive wood comb. This is a result of over a century of German craftsmanship and tradition, hence why this is the most popular harmonica in the world.
- Original cover design from 1896 ensures the classic blues sound.
- Greatly reduced swelling behavior through double-coated pear wood comb.
What we say about the Marine Band D
Because this harmonica has over a century of manufacturing, it has become refined and perfected. Played by many professionals such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon to name a few.