The classic all-round chromatic harmonica, suitable for all styles. The Chromonica 48 has set standards for chromatic harmonica manufacturing for several decades.
Loved by professionals, it is the instrument which is most frequently recommended by teachers all over the globe. It's simple construction make it an affordable, compact and reliable instrument. The beautifully crafted pearwood comb is optimized to great response over its complete range, from the mellow low octave to the bright and clear top octave.
Ç Pearwood comb
Ç 48 Classic chromonica reeds (full 3 octave range)
Ç 1.05 mm brass reed plates affixed with nails
Ç Stainless steel covers
Ç Short slide action
Ç Hard shell case
Ç Available in C, D, E, F, G, A, Bb, B, C-tenor
Ç Made in Germany
The Chromonica set the standard for chromatic harmonica instruments and was adopted early by noted players such as Larry Adler, Tommy Reilly or Jerry Murad and later by greats such as Willi Burger, Yasuo Watani and Franz Chmel. While considered to be a serious concert instrument, it has also found its niche in pop, jazz and blues over the years.
The HOHNER Chromatic Harmonica, later renamed the Super Chromonica was invented in 1912 and while Chromonicas and Super Chromonicas have been improved over the years, the core design remains in use on the original concept today.
All Chromonica models are hand-made in Germany.