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Sonny Terry Estate Harmonica - Marine Band - Key of Cs Item #315-16

Blue Moon Harmonicas LLC

  • $ 49500

Item #315-16

Hohner Marine Band 1896

Key of C/s

No Box Included

Price: $495.00


Adam Gussow’s Notes:

  • Moderate wear
  • One cover plate squeezed
  • 4 draw very flat
  • Fair/Poor

This Hohner Marine Band 1896 is a little unusual.  We don’t normally see harmonicas in the key of C/s, which is another way of putting C#.  In the US, this harmonica would bear the label of the key of Db.  This would seem to indicate that Sonny got this harmonica either directly from Germany or perhaps when he was on tour in Europe.  Regardless, it shows signs of extensive use by Sonny.  The covers are tarnished and slightly crushed.  There is a bit of corrosion/rust were the covers mee the reed plates at the front of the harmonica.  The fact that Adam rates it “Fair/Poor” would seem to indicate that his harp was played until it was played out.

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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