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Hohner Special 20 Classic


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Special 20 Classic

The New Standard.

Response, superior bending, and a rich tone are all unique qualities of the Special 20.  Featuring a durable, airtight, plastic comb, it has become the harmonica of choice for recording artist John Popper (Blues Traveler), as well as musicians that enjoy a wide variety of genres from country and folk, to rhythm and blues.  Available in 12 major keys as well as a special Country Tuning, which features a major 7th when played in the cross harp position.


• Injection moulded plastic comb w. projecting mouthpiece for added playing comfort

• Stainless steel covers w. closed sides

• 20 Classic reeds

• Recessed 0.9 mm brass reed plates, mounted w. screws

• Replacement reed plates available

• Traditional HOHNER tuning

• Exceptionally airtight

• Available in all major keys plus special tunings

• Made in Germany


Order no.
Item name Special 20 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 ABS
Comb ABS, black
Length 10 cm
Tuning chart
Blow C4 E4 G4 C5 E5 G5 C6 E6 G6 C7
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Draw D4 G4 B(H)4 D5 F5 A5 B(H)5 D6 F6 A6