Marine Band Series
Marine Band Deluxe

The Original Blues Harmonica

The Marine Band 1896 is the archetypal blues harmonica. Almost unchanged since it was patented in 1896, this iconic instrument embodies the real deep blues like no other and is the benchmark against which all others are judged. Initially designed for European folk music, it quickly became a prominent voice of American blues of the early 20th century, played by all harmonica players of this era. It’s the soundtrack of broken hearts and dancing all night, of endless prairies and sweaty nightclubs. Like no other harmonica, the Marine Band 1896 is an invitation to express yourself in music, a key to unlock your creativity. When you discover this piece of living musical history, you won’t just play the blues. You’ll feel the blues

Est. 1938

Pleasantville Music Shoppe

The State of the Art – Back to the Roots

With the Marine Band Deluxe, we’ve brought the incomparable sound of the original blues harmonica into the 21st century. By incorporating design improvements which optimize handling and ensure greater volume and faster response, we reinvented the legendary Marine Band harmonica to meet the requirements of today’s musicians. The Marine Band Deluxe is more than just a state of the art upgrade to our benchmark diatonic harp. It’s the rediscovery of deep emotions, the awakening of forgotten spirits, the revival of hidden energies. With the Marine Band Deluxe, you’ll bring the blues to life!

Marine Band Series

Marine Band 1896