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Sonny Terry Estate Harmonica - Marine Band - Key of C Item #311-12

Blue Moon Harmonicas LLC

  • $ 49500

Item #311-12

Hohner Marine Band 1896

Key of C

No Box Included

Price: $495.00


Adam Gussow’s Notes:

  • Moderate wear
  • Bend covers plates
  • Gap
  • 5 draw out
  • Poor

This Marine Band 1896 in the key of C is a real beauty.  There are so many signs of heavy use by Sonny.  There is no question that he loved this harp.  The covers are tarnished.  The backs of the covers have been crushed by his powerful hands.  There is a slight ding over the 10 hole on what would be the top cover for you and me, but was the bottom cover for Sonny since he played upside down.  Probably due to being dropped more so that being crushed by his hands.  There is a slight gouge in the back of the comb.  The front of the comb has the finish worn off around holes 1 through 6.  It is clear that Sonny spent most of his time on the bottom end of this harp.  One of the covers is slightly loose at one end.  This is easily repairable if you so desire.  This is a real gem.


In addition to the actual estate harmonica, all purchases will also include the following:

  • A Certificate of Authenticity from the Sonny Terry Estate LLC.
  • An attractive Shadow Box Display Case with a brief Biography of Sonny with which to display your estate harmonica.
  • A stock black and white photo of either Sonny alone or Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee – suitable for framing. These photos were provided by Hohner and were the photos that Sonny might hand out at performances.   (Picture frame not included.)

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