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Marine Band 1896 with Fancy Acrylic Comb

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Classic Marine Band 1896
with Fancy Acrylic Comb

The Marine Band 1896 is the original classic Marine Band harmonica. It is easily the most popular, best selling diatonic harmonica ever. It remains the ony pro-level harmonica that is assembled using nails to fasten the reed plates and covers to the comb. Harmonica Customizers have been disassembling the MB1896 for decades. The Blue Moon version of this classic harmonica will have the following upgrades:

  • Installation of a Custom Blue Moon Comb
  • All nails replaced with screws
  • Draw Plate flat sanded and tapped for screws
  • Covers opened in the back
  • Gaps adjusted for optimium response
  • Reed profiles checked and shaped - if necessary
  • Tuned to Modern Compromise Temperament @ A=442Hz

Please note that at present we are stocking the keys of G, A, Bb, C, D and F which are the most popular keys. If you would like another key that is not listed, let us know and we will be happy to special order it for you. It will take about a week to get it in for you.


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