Harmonica - Hohner Golden Melody Diatonic 10-Hole
Bucks County Folk Music Shop is proud to be a Hohner dealer.
This Hohner "Golden Melody" Diatonic 10-Hole Harmonica includes:
- Made in Germany
- Diatonic (see below)
- Popular for overblows
- Available in multiple keys - please Contact Us for availability
- Richter tuning
- 20 Reeds, brass
- 0.9 mm brass reed plates
- Recessed reed plates for air tightness
- Stainless steel cover surface
- High arched full length covers
- Brass reed plate surface
- ABS mouthpiece surface
- ABS comb
- Screw assembly for easy maintenance
The stylish design is classic 1950s, completely harmonious and without any sharp corners. The covers descend vertically down to the front of the comb and enclose it completely, right up to the rounded ends, making the instrument exceptionally comfortable to hold as well as giving it a unique sound.
The Golden Melody is the only HOHNER Richter model tuned to equal temperament, making it ideal for single note playing in all keys and ensuring its lasting popularity among jazz and melody players including world renowned overblow specialists Howard Levy and Carlos del Junco.
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.