The Little Bit More
Sometimes you just need a little bit more to fully express how you feel.
When Sonny Boy Williamson II discovered the rich, deep toned sound of the 12 hole Echo Vamper harmonica, it inspired him to record one of his best known pieces, Bye Bye Bird, dedicated to the great Charlie Parker.
Now known as the Marine Band 364/24, very little has changed since Sonny Boy first played this classic harp except the engraving on the top cover and the color of the comb.
You always felt there was something missing from your perfect blues tune? The 364/24 just might be it!
Extended tonal range with 4 additional notes
Covers mounted with screws for ease of maintenance
Reed plates affixed with nails in the traditional style
Special arched covers guarantee the authentic blues sound
Comb sealed with 2 layers of clear lacquer to reduce swelling
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
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”