Hohner Hard Bopper

Hohner Hard Bopper, Chromatic Harmonica

Item number: 7401010
This item is not part of our current product range.
Chromatic Harmonica • Key: C • Tuning: Major • Number of reeds: 48 • Coverplate finishing: Chrome Plated • Body material: Wood • Reed plate material: Brass • Reed plate thickness: 1,2 mm • Length: approx 15,5 cm • Special Features: Chromonica signature • Accessories: Hardshell case • Toots - Hard Bopper, C-major Harmonica from Hohner Chromatic harmonicas enable the player to perform music in all keys on one instrument. Actually they consist of two diatonic harmonicas in one, tuned a semitone apart - for example in C and C#. The slide button is pushed in to switch the airflow from one to the other, thus raising the pitch of each note by a semitone. By combining these two scales, all 12 notes of the chromatic scale are available (some of them twice), which opens up a wealth of new musical options to the player. Chromatic harmonicas can easily be distinguished from other harmonica models by the slide button on the right hand side. They are most commonly heard in classical music and jazz, but are also often used in blues, folk music and pop. All chromatic harmonicas feature tempered tuning. Jean ´Toots´ Thielemans is a pioneer of harmonica jazz and has written countless pieces for his ´baby´. The instruments in this series were designed and constructed according to his specifications. Hohner guarantees that each one is manufactured with the same attention to detail as the harmonicas played by Toots himself. For ballads and classical pieces he recommends the ´Mellow Tone´ model. The ´Hard Bopper´ is more suited for jazz, blues and rock. Covers, mouthpiece and reedplates are chrome plated, and each instrument bears a serial number. Key: C-major Reeds: 48 Reed plates: Brass chrome-plated 1.05 mm Comb: Wood