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Hohner Golden Melody Harmonica

Hohner Golden Melody harmonicas set the standard for construction, response, and tone. This harmonica 7-pack includes keys A-G, a carrying case, and a belt. (21) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Smooth, rounded corners fit nicely into the palm of your hand as you play this harmonica, the favorite of great harpists such as Pierre Lacocque (Mississippi Heat) and Carlos Del Junco. This unique design coupled with an air tight, dark red, plastic body sets this 10-hole instrument apart. The Golden Melody has equal temperament tuning for melody playing, which makes it a natural for Country Music, but it can still bring down the house on blues and rock numbers. All major keys available.

Hohnor's Diatonic
Hohner's diatonic harmonicas set the industry standard through their high quality construction, excellent response and unsurpassed tone. Often called "Blues Harps", they have been a fixture as melody and accompaniment instruments in blues, rock, country, and folk bands, as well as many other styles of music and musical ensembles. Richter tuning and undivided air channels allow for bending and overblowing the reeds, creating the signature wailing sound typical of the harmonica.

Classic line
This is the essence of the Classic line -- traditional values and cutting edge technology. Extremely precise tools minimize air loss and ensure a quicker response and bigger volume. As always, each Classic harmonica is exclusively handmade.

Golden Melody
Attractive 1950s look, with full length covers, closed at the sides. The Golden Melody is the only Hohner diatonic harp featuring equal tempered tuning which makes it especially suitable for melody playing.

7-Pack Option
In this package, you receive all seven harmonica keys, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, as well as a handy carrying case and belt to hold all seven harmonicas.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Hohner products.
Reeds: 20

Reedplates: Brass; 0.9 mm

Comb: Plastic; red

Length in cm: approx. 10.0
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-446-6010
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (21 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"The best harmonica in sound, performance, durability and value."
Sound: I've used the Golden Melody model for 34 years. I used to play the marine band for four or five years, but once I tried the Golden Melody I knew there was no comparison. The Golden Melody's were airtight and the comb was one solid piece. The Marine Band's leaked air in the reed chambers and the combs of the Marine Band were not sealed. The chamber divider walls would warp and even move. The Golden Melody's took the same amount of air pressure on every note. The Marine Bands were inconsistent. The covers on the Golden Melody's have no gaps on them the Marine Bands do. The Golden Melody's have bigger openings in the back of the harmonica for more airflow. The air chamber dividers are wider and the chambers are narrower just the opposite from most other Marine Band types harmonicas. Your playing will become more refined and accurate when you learn how to use it. You won't have to fight the instrument while you are trying to learn how to play. In playing it, there is less margin for error,in the product and the player. Feature: The most useful features of this model are it's smooth even airflow on every note. The cover plates are curved with no sharp corners and are sealed to the comb with no cracks or openings. The back of the harmonica cover plates have larger openings for more air flow and more volume for the harmonica. Ease of Use: Like any instrument you have to practice. The more you practice the more you learn and the better you get. No one becomes a master over night at anything. Quality: As far as I'm concerned I have yet to find another model that plays as well, lasts as long, and costs as little. Value: Well it's still a better deal than other harmonica models that are more expensive and not as good all around. Manufacturer Support: I asked the company if they could make this model in minor keys and they stated that they already made other models in minor keys. I said I wasn't interested in other models. They said they have not had enough request to make Golden Melody's in minor keys. So my solution was to have a person I know who makes custom harmonicas make a set of Golden Melody's in minor keys for me. The Wow Factor: I think that a harmonica is pretty invisible to any one but the musician who is playing it at the time. Most of them look the same because they are constructed the same. There is not much difference in how they look as there is in how they play or sound. Another thing that adds to the sound of the harmonica is the type of microphone and amplifier you use with it. Overall: I am very satisfied with this model. The only thing that would make me have to change brands or models is if the price gets much more out of hand. In which case I will then have them custom made. At the current price it might not be very long before I have to do it. After all there aren't that many harmonica players I know of personally who are making an annual six figure income.
Style of Music: Blues, 50's -80's Rock & Roll, 60's R &B, Country, and Blugrass,
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Style of Music: blues,rock and roll,gosspil,and country
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