The Marine band 1896 is the archetypal blues harmonica. Almost unchanged since it was patented in 1896. This harmonica embodies the real blues like no other. Initially designed for European fold music, it quickly found a prominent role in the American blues of the early 20th century and was played by all harmonica players of that area.
It’s the soundtrack of broken hearts and dance-all-nights, open landscapes and small sweaty night clubs.