Antique Hohner Harmonicas

| August 24, 2018 | 2 Comments

Matthias Hohner, was originally a clockmaker. He started making harmonicas by hand in 1857. There were 650 made in the first year. Hohner harmonicas quickly became popular and during Matthias' lifetime and he built the largest harmonica factory in the world. During the American Civil War, Matthias Hohner gave harmonicas to family members in the United States who in turn gave them to the fighting soldiers.

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Hohner Little Lady Harmonica Germany Vintage Antique
Hohner Little Lady Harmonica Germany Vintage Antique
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ANTIQUE THE CHROMONICA HARMONICA MADE BY M HOHNER MADE IN GERMANY
ANTIQUE THE CHROMONICA HARMONICA MADE BY M HOHNER MADE IN GERMANY
$26.00
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Antique Hohner Super Chromonica Chromatic Harmonica Key of C w Box Made in Germa
Antique Hohner Super Chromonica Chromatic Harmonica Key of C w Box Made in Germa
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Hohner Harmonica The Sportsman Harp Germany Vintage Antique 5 Double Tremolo
Hohner Harmonica The Sportsman Harp Germany Vintage Antique 5 Double Tremolo
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RARE Vintage Antique Hohner BASS A D C G Major Harmonica Germany 073
RARE Vintage Antique Hohner BASS A D C G Major Harmonica Germany 073
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Antique German Harmonica M HOHNER UNSERE LIEBLINGE C 1930s W O box top
Antique German Harmonica M HOHNER UNSERE LIEBLINGE C 1930s W O box top
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Antique Marine Band MHohner 14 hole Harmonica made in Germany 365
Antique Marine Band MHohner 14 hole Harmonica made in Germany 365
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MHohner Antique The Echo Harp Germany Bell metal reeds Box Harmonica
MHohner Antique The Echo Harp Germany Bell metal reeds Box Harmonica
$130.00
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ANTIQUE HARMONICA THE SPORTSMAN M HOHNER 1871 1881
ANTIQUE HARMONICA THE SPORTSMAN M HOHNER 1871 1881
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Antique Echo Harp Hohner Harmonica 1930s Key of A D Double Side Germany W Box
Antique Echo Harp Hohner Harmonica 1930s Key of A D Double Side Germany W Box
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In the 1920s Hohner began manufacturing chromatic harmonicas that can be played in any key. In the mid 1950's Hohner began producing electric guitars. In 1964 Hohner released The Beatles Harmonica Kit which was sold in a blister package, much like most Hohner harmonicas nowadays, retailed for $2.95, and help what Hohner calls "bring about a new popularity upsurge of the Hohner harmonica on both sides of the Atlantic.". In the 1970s Hohner began manufacturing acoustic guitars, and re-producing electric guitars. Read more about Hohner harmonicas online at wikipedia

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  1. eric says:

    the picture of the chromatic harp, with the tigerwood case..a 64 , looks old, can you tell me about it???..the one in the info field

  2. Penni Biehl says:

    My father passed away and has an extensive collection. Most are Hohner. Some say, made it West Germany. I know about the star between the hands which indicates they are Pre-WWII. During the war they company removed the 6 point star due to it resembling the Star of David, as not to have problems with the Nazi’s. He also has many that look like they were made for a special year, occasion, etc. I would love to sell the collection as a whole. Please contact me.

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