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Adam - what is a Hohner 150th anniversary harp?
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dfwdlg
55 posts
Sep 05, 2009
7:57 AM
For what it's worth, Musician's Friend is selling Hohner 150th anniversary harps for ~$20. Looks like an SP-20 comb only clear. The plates/reeds are MS series so maybe it is a glorified Big River. Key of C only I believe.

Do you know anything about this harp?
scstrickland
218 posts
Sep 05, 2009
8:12 AM
I just got one. It is the same as the Big River. Mine plays very well. It is currently my favorite harp. Why is it so good? I don't know. Maybe its that 1 in 10. or maybe its just new. Comes in a cool wood box also.

Last Edited by on Sep 05, 2009 8:15 AM
jonsparrow
941 posts
Sep 05, 2009
8:49 AM
"All anniversary models are playable and the crystal glass combs produce a unique sound that gives these instruments an exclusive note."

i might get one just cause the comb is glass.
scstrickland
219 posts
Sep 05, 2009
8:59 AM
don't get too excited Jon, It's plastic!
jonsparrow
943 posts
Sep 05, 2009
9:21 AM
is it realy? thats false advertisement!
jonsparrow
944 posts
Sep 05, 2009
9:26 AM
actually i think amazon has one with a glass comb.

specs from musiciansfriend.com for $20 say

* Solid, clear plastic comb
* 10-hole
* MS quality reed plates
* Attractive wooden box
* Key of C - diatonic

specs from amazon.com for $39 say:



* Special 150th Anniversary Edition - Standard Edition
* Includes wooden case for the individual harmonica
* Based on MS Reeds Plates
* Featuring a crystal glass comb and specially engraved anniversary cover plates.

plus the quote i posted before

so i wonder if the more expensive one from amazon is glass?

i just checked the hohner website an there are 3 differnt models. standars, chrome, an gold. it seems acording to them only the gold comes with a crystal glass comb.

Last Edited by on Sep 05, 2009 9:32 AM
scstrickland
220 posts
Sep 05, 2009
9:33 AM
Go for it. Sounds cool. be careful not to drop it!

Last Edited by on Sep 05, 2009 9:34 AM
jonsparrow
945 posts
Sep 05, 2009
9:41 AM
well the standard model that is shown on amazon is not supposed to have the glass comb according to hohner. but it says it does...
scstrickland
221 posts
Sep 05, 2009
9:43 AM
yah I just noticed that on the Hohner website. I'd be worried that I'd pay $40 and get a plastic comb that I could have gotten for $20

The gold and silver models with the glass combs are like $200+

Last Edited by on Sep 05, 2009 9:45 AM
jonsparrow
946 posts
Sep 05, 2009
9:47 AM
ya amazon got there shit all messed up....
this is from anouther site.

Two of Hohner's new 150th anniversary harmonicas feature a crystal glass comb and all three models have specially engraved cover plates in limited edition packaging. The "Gold Edition" harmonica is limited to 150 pieces. The "Chrome Edition" model is limited to 1,857 pieces.

The "Standard Edition" model is presented in 12 piece wooden anniversary boxes. All three models feature the special anniversary cover plate engraving and unique packaging. All anniversary models are playable and the crystal glass combs produce a unique sound that gives these instruments an exclusive note. They are all tuned to the key of C major only. The "Gold Edition" harmonica is based upon the MS reed plates. Featuring a crystal glass comb and specially engraved gold-plated cover plates, this is the harmonica to have. The bottom cover plate has the serial numbers from 1 to 150. It is packaged in a top-quality fitted leather case with an anniversary booklet.

The "Chrome Edition" harmonica is also based upon the MS reed plates. Featuring a crystal glass comb and specially engraved chrome-plated anniversary cover plates. The bottom cover plate has the serial numbers from 1 to 1857. It is also packaged with an anniversary booklet. The "Standard Edition" model features a clear acrylic comb and the top cover plate is specially engraved. The "Standard Edition" model is packaged in sets of 12 in a custom wooden box. All three models will be available at select dealers nationwide.

Last Edited by on Sep 05, 2009 9:47 AM
jonsparrow
947 posts
Sep 05, 2009
9:50 AM
that would be funny if your playing whammer jammer an you hit the 10 hole an the glass cracked.

Last Edited by on Sep 05, 2009 9:50 AM
scstrickland
222 posts
Sep 05, 2009
9:50 AM
LOL
GermanHarpist
598 posts
Sep 05, 2009
4:00 PM
That's what they said on the german online music store:

They're talking about a limited edition of 1857 harps with a crystal glass comb and they call it the "chrom" edition. Which makes sense because "chrom" is "chrome" in german. However, it's kinda confusing because just like in english "chrom" is also the abbreviation for chromatic...

And here comes the best part.. it cost 269€. damn.

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jonsparrow
949 posts
Sep 05, 2009
4:33 PM
it would be nice to have but theres no way im spendin that much on a harp like that.
GermanHarpist
600 posts
Sep 05, 2009
5:17 PM
Is there a more expensive out of the box ten hole diatonic? I mean... they DO state that its "playable"...

http://www.thomann.de/de/hohner_150_anniversary_chrom_harp.htm

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Last Edited by on Sep 05, 2009 6:02 PM
kudzurunner
673 posts
Sep 05, 2009
6:31 PM
In answer to the OP: I have no idea. I'm not sure I'd want to be married to anybody that long, though. 75th anniversary and then out.

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