Sonny Terry Estate Harmonica - Marine Band # 295-96 Key of Bb
Marine Band 1896
Key of Bb
Original Box Not Included
This Marine Band in Bb shows moderate wear - per Adam's notes. There are clear signs of Sonnyƒ lips on the top cover (bottom for Sonny). The comb is slightly worn. There is little bit of dried saliva on the inside of the comb. The covers are slightly crushed at the back. There is a slight ding in the cover just above the #5 on the top cover. Clearly this is a harmonica that Sonny played quite a bit. How long do you have to play a harmonica before the covers develop a patina from your saliva? Of course, we have no way of knowing, but I would speculate that this is a harmonica that Sonny was still using at the end of his career. It plays good and has the look of nicely broken in.
The harmonica will be shipped in an attractive shadow box display case, and will include an 8X10 glossy black and white photo of Sonny - suitable for framing. An individually signed Certificate of Authenticity and Bill of Sale will also be included.
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