Summary: Been having problems with the sound of 2 different Hohner Marine Band Harmonicas, Keys of C & G, both sounded too high and tiny. Tried buying this one in the Key of A, but that wasn't the problem. It was the Marine Band sound and 2 bad reeds. Bought an older type of Hohner Harmoncia, in the Key of C, it sounds great and is much easier to play.
Summary: I just got the item today. First, it came very well packaged, and it came one day earlier that was expected. Thanks Amazon! Now, to the actual instrument. There was no damage to the item package and it looked to be in good working condition. I am a complete beginner so I am just practicing and trying to hone the craft. After practicing for a little while, I noticed that holes 2 and 3 sounded a little off, so I tried to focus on them to see if they sounded okay.
Summary: I know these are not the sealed comb type, but the finish on my comb was flaking free and getting sucked into my lungs. Yuck. Had to completely disassemble mine, remove all the finish, seal it myself, then put it back together. Never had this problem before but i suspect this is just the way they are made now. Next time i will try a plastic comb model. -update- 10/9 a friend just bought one of these against my advice and had exactly the same problem.
Summary: Hohner Marine Band harmonicas are the standard by which I rate all harmonicas. However, quality control is pretty dismal when ordering online. When you buy at the store, the units are usually tested before reaching the floor & rejects are probably sent back to the manufacturer so the buyer hardly ever sees them. When I ordered a pair from amazon.com, both items had one or more sour reeds, some notes were out-of-tune.
Summary: This is the second harp I've ever bought. The first was a Hohner Marine Band in the key of G. This is really a great harp for playing the blues. It has a great tone and the lower notes are very easy to bend whilst maintaining the good tone. My only issue is that I have fairly large hands, and it's a little small for my liking.
Lovely Harmonica, ideal for beginners, great quality
Mrs. F. M. Dodd "fleur666", amazon.co.uk
18 December 2011
Summary: This is a lovely Harmonica. I bought it for my son on the recommendation from my boss who is a skilled musician. This is ideal for beginners, grown up beginners that is, do not confuse this with a child's toy, this is a lovely, well built musical instrument, but allows the flexibility of sound and is forgiving enough to allow beginners to get great enjoyment out if it,before picking a specific style. The Harmonica comes in its own box.
Summary: Mooie harmonica. Kreeg hem in perfecte staat thuisgestuurd. Het buigen van noten is na een beetje oefenen relatief eenvoudig op deze harmonica. Echt een goede voor zowel beginners als gevorderde spelers!
Summary: Esta armónica es un clásico pero amazon.es tiene mal etiquetadas las armónicas y pides una en clave Do (C) y recibes una en clave La (A). Lo que me ha pasado a mí ya dos veces. No hay manera de que arreglen la tienda de música para las armónicas. Ya les he llamado por teléfono dos veces y encima no lo solucionan. Una verdadera pena, no volveré a comprar una armónica más en amazon.es.
Summary: La verdad que la armónica es cómoda, se limpia fácilmente y cumple perfectamente con todo lo que pido cuando voy a tocar a los bares. Llamé a atención al cliente y ya han corregido toda la información de las 19 armónicas disponibles. He comprado ya 3 armónicas diferentes y todas están ya corregidas y me han llegado perfectamente, por lo que todo debería estar correcto ya. Espero que os sea de ayuda.