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Hohner Marine Band 1896 Classic


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The One, The Only, The Original.

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.


  • Over 100 years of harmonica tradition and German craftsmanship
  • The standard by which all other harmonicas are judged
  • #1 choice of professionals worldwide
  • Sealed wood comb to prevent shrinking and swelling
  • Specifications

    Item name Marine Band 1896 Classic
    type diatonic
    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

    10 cm