Harmonica - Hohner Big River Diatonic 10-Hole
Please Contact Us if you would like to purchase this harmonica. We routinely ship items both domestically and internationally.
Bucks County Folk Music Shop is proud to be a Hohner dealer.
This Hohner "Big River" Diatonic 10-Hole Harmonica includes:
- Made in Germany
- Reeds are set higher for greater action, bending and longer life
- Wood body
- Concave cover with side vents
- Diatonic (see below)
- Available in multiple keys - please Contact Us for availability
- Richter tuning
- 20 MS Reeds (see description below)
- 0.9 mm brass reed plates
- Recessed reed plates for air tightness
- Brass reed plate surface
- ABS mouthpiece surface
- ABS comb
- Screw assembly for easy maintenance
Streamlined covers with side vents, plastic comb and brass reed plates offer a fantastic price/quality ratio.
Diatonic vs. Chromatic:
Diatonic: The most common type of harmonica is the diatonic or Richter harmonica. It is typically used in blues, rock, country, and folk, but can be found in all styles of music. The diatonic harmonica is a single voice instrument and usually has 10 channels, each with one blow and one draw note. Due to their diatonic tonal layout, the player generally needs several instruments in different keys.
Chromatic: As the name suggests, it contains all natural notes plus all sharps and flats, thus enabling chromatic melodies. Basically the chromatic harmonica consists of two harmonicas, one in C and one in C#, separated from one another by the slide, which is operated by the button at the side. The chromatic harmonica is used mainly in jazz and classical music, but can also be heard in pop, rock and folk as well as in the blues.
The MS refers to Hohner's Modular System which means you can use these reed plates interchangeably between all MS products and buy MS replacement reed plates.