Internationally recognised by performers for its beauty and simplicity, this is the most favoured and famous harmonica in the world. The 1896 features finely chrome plated heavy convex covers and a distinctive pearwood comb, packaged in a plastic hinged case with U.S Marine Band photo.
The Marine Band is the original blues harmonica. Today it is still manufactured in much the same way as when it was first introduced in 1896. Its uniquely authentic sound has defined the role of the harmonica in the blues tradition and made it the benchmark by which all others are judged.
The archetypal blues harmonica with the traditional HOHNER tuning.