For over 150 years, Hohner has produced intricate, quality harmonicas that have been admired by military bands, teachers, professional musicians, and children. A classic instrument, the harmonica crosses genre boundaries appearing in rock, jazz, pop, blues, folk, and even classical music.
Hohner harmonicas come from a lineage of great harmonica makers. The company is committed to a high level of quality and to staying current with useful innovation. They are consistently working with professional musicians to hone their instruments’ style and sound. The harmonicas use special alloys to produce superior high class reeds and employ refined tools for precise stamping and milling. The result is exceptional instruments that are dependable for quality and tone.
In 1857, the Hohner Company began producing harmonicas. Ten years later this German company began exporting to the United States and eventually set up an American division. By 1896, the popular marine band harmonica was introduced and as early as 1900 they were producing 4,000,000 harmonicas a year. Today, Hohner works with the The German Harmonica and Accordion Museum in Trossingen which houses 25,000 harmonicas demonstrating how the instrument has matured over the years.
Hohner offers a wide variety of harmonicas through The Woodwind and Brasswind. Their instruments range from children’s kazoos to professional models. Hohner’s categories of harmonicas include diatonic, chromatic, tremolo, octave, orchestra, and the historic collection. Another unique line of harmonicas is the Signature Series. Among these specialized harmonicas is the John Lennon Signature Series released in 2012. Inspired by the music of John Lennon, this white cover-plated harmonica is of handmade quality. Play this unique harmonica and sound just like Lennon next time you are jamming out to “Love Me Do” or “Please Please Me” by the Beatles.
From plastic harmonicas to sleek handcrafted models, Hohner has the full range of instruments regardless of genre or skill level.