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. Features Original cover design from 1896 ensures the classic blues sound Greatly reduced swelling behavior through double-coated pear wood comb Specifications type diatonic Key C Number of holes 10Reeds 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.