Dating hohner harmonicas
It is named for, and was developed in part by noted harmonicist Steve Baker, who resides in Germany and has contributed to the design of several other Hohner harmonica models, including the Marine Bands Deluxe and Crossover.In the mid-1990s, responding to the competing new Lee Oskar Harmonica System by Tombo, Hohner introduced an interchangeably parted series known as the Modular System, usually abbreviated MS.
The Marine Band has been Hohner's most popular model of harmonica for generations.
Musician Prince almost always played a Hohner “Mad Cat” and it was said to have been his favourite guitar.
This Electric Guitar was modelled on the ‘HS Anderson Mad Cat’ and was essentially a Telecaster. Matthias Hohner and a direct descendant in fourth generation and name bearer of the founder Matthias Hohner, was one of the last members of the Hohner dynasty involved in managing the family business, between 19.
It has the same reeds as a Marine Band, but it has a plastic comb instead of a wooden comb, and rounded edges.
It was the first Hohner harmonica to have a plastic comb, which not only made the instrument more airtight, but also eliminated the swelling wood combs go through as they moisten from use.Harmonicas are often described as the most popular instruments on the planet, mainly because of their portability and low cost compared to, say, a grand piano or tuba.