Hohner Harmonica with Case Key C Marine Band Blues 1896 Classic 1896BX-C

Musical Instruments




From the birth of the blues, the Marine Band 1896 has been a constant musical fixture. Played by iconic figures such as Little Walter, Paul Butterfield, and Bob Dylan, it remains the top choice for the top professional, as well as aspiring musicians around the globe. Relying upon over a century of German craftsmanship and tradition, this harmonica has been universally recognized for its full tone, musical range, and distinctive wood comb. Let your musical expression be a part of the continuing Marine Band legacy.

  • Pearwood comb
  • Arched stainless steel covers with side vents, nailed
  • 20 Classic reeds, 0.9 mm brass reed plates, mounted with nails
  • Single laquered pearwood comb
  • Traditional HOHNER tuning
  • Made in Germany
  • Item Name Marine Band 1896 Classic
  • Type: Diatonic
  • Key: C
  • Tuning: Richter
  • Number of Holes: 10
  • Reeds: 20 Brass
  • Cover Surface: Stainless Steel
  • Reed Plates: 0,9 mm Brass
  • Reed Plate Surface: Brass
  • Mouthpiece Surface: Pearwood Lacquered
  • Comb: Pearwood, Brown
  • Comb Surface: Clear Lacquer
  • Length: 10 cm
Tuning Chart
  • Hole: 1, Blow: C4, Draw: D4
  • Hole: 2, Blow: E4, Draw: G4
  • Hole: 3, Blow: G4, Draw: B(H)4
  • Hole: 4, Blow: C5, Draw: D5
  • Hole: 5, Blow: E5, Draw: F5
  • Hole: 6, Blow: G5, Draw: A5
  • Hole: 7, Blow: C6, Draw: B(H)5
  • Hole: 8, Blow: E6, Draw: D6
  • Hole: 9, Blow: G6, Draw: F6
  • Hole: 10, Blow: C7, Draw: A6