The Hohner Marine Band Soloist is a unique take on the Classic Marine Band.
It has Marine Band construction, including the stainless steel covers and the brass reed plates, but the similarities end there.
The Marine Band Soloist 364/24 has been tuned quite differently.
While the Classic is great for playing the blues, the Soloist 364/24 is much better for playing more melodic tunes.
If you have experience playing a chromatic, you’ll notice that the tuning is similar, except that the Soloist 364/24 doesn’t have a sharping lever. Nevertheless, it has a superb sound, and it’s great for playing solo, as the name suggests, or for playing the melodies while someone else plays the harmonies on a different harp.
Laterally slotted cover
Reed plate: brass, 0.9 mm
12-Channel harmonica with three complete C major scales
It is very suitable for playing traditional melodies
The mood corresponds to a C major 12-hole Chromonica without the button
Length: approx.13.7 cm
Reed plates (material, thickness): brass, 0.9 mm
Reed plates (surface): brass
Reeds (number, material): 24, brass
Comb (material, color): pearwood, brown
Comb (finish): Double lacquered
Mouthpiece (surface): pearwood
Cover plates: stainless steel
Keys: LC, LD, G
Type: diatonic and solo
Tuning: Richter, Solo (in C)
Number of holes: 12
Tonal range: 3 1/2 octaves
Length: 13.7 cm / 5.4”